Remade Soul Asylum creates a loud, quick pull for new manuscript ‘Change of Fortune’
March 22, 2016 - Jonas Brothers
Of a thousands of bands that strike Austin, Texas, for a South by Southwest Music Conference final week, Soul Asylum could have possibly been categorized with a oldie acts looking to block new element or a newbies looking to beget a pure buzz.
It had been prolonged adequate given a Minneapolis celebration final played SXSW, a run competence have been deliberate as a uninformed start – 18 years, going behind to 1998 when a final manuscript for Columbia, “Candy From a Stranger,” came out. The rope strike it tough this time, too, personification 6 gigs in 3 days during a mega-fest to surveillance a half-new lineup and a all-new album, “Change of Fortune,” that strike stores final Friday.
Dave Pirner and his remade section – with longtime drummer Michael Bland and newer members Winston Roye (bass) and Justin Sharbono (guitar) – will now make a rounds behind home. They have an manuscript recover celebration scheduled Saturday during First Avenue (9 p.m., $20, with openers Bruise Violet, whose members weren’t innate a final time Pirner played SXSW). They will also strike a Electric Fetus on Friday during 7 p.m. for a brief in-store set and signing session.
For improved or worse, “Change of Fortune” really most sounds like it could have been done in 1995, with a lot of polished-up bash-and-pop marks that sound primed for REV-105 airplay, including a initial singular “Supersonic.” The manuscript does embody a few engaging left turns, including a funky-punky spastic rocker called “Make It Real” and a integrate lighter, poppier tunes that eschew a band’s punk roots like never before, “Don’t Bother Me” and “Moonshine.” Produced by longtime conspirator John Fields (the Greazy Meal bandmember who has also constructed for Semisonic and a Jonas Brothers), it’s a band’s initial indie manuscript given a Twin/Tone epoch of a 1980s, released with assistance from eOne Music and a fun PledgeMusic campaign.
The rope only released a new video for “Supersonic” before SXSW and posted a second lane dual weeks ago, “Doomsday.” Here they are.