Red Fang, the fun-loving Portland-based rock band whose new album was included in Rolling Stone’s most anticipated 2016 releases, announce the Oct. 14 release of Only Ghosts via Relapse Records. The band is streaming “Flies” (https://youtu.be/ywQ2dSFh4H4; https://soundcloud.com/relapserecords/01-flies/s-ApexP), a new song from the Ross Robinson (At The Drive In, The Cure, Slipknot) produced album.
Only Ghosts was recorded earlier this year at Robinson’s Venice, Calif. studio. In a recent Revolver Magazine interview, bass player Aaron Beam joked that the experience of working beachside was “pretty miserable,” later adding that working with Ross encouraged the band to take a different approach to recording. “He really digs into the meaning behind the songs so that when you’re recording, you’re doing it with conviction and purpose. It’s less about the little technical things. He’s more concerned with getting a performance and focusing on what you’re trying to give the world by making this music in the first place.” Joe Barresi (Queens of the Stone Age, Tool, Melvins) mixed the album.
“Working with Ross and Joe on this record was a huge leap forward for us,” said the band jointly. “The process was very challenging and rewarding, and I think we’re a better band for it. This album expresses exactly where we’re at. We’re super proud of it and can’t wait for people to hear it!”
Only Ghosts track list:
2. Cut It Short
4. No Air
6. Not For You
7. The Smell of the Sound
8. The Deep
9. I Am a Ghost
10. Living in Lye
Pre-orders are available now: http://bit.ly/only-ghosts.
Red Fang have released three previous albums with the most recent being 2013’s Whales & Leeches. The 11-song album landed the band on The Late Show with David Letterman and in a world of trouble in the zombie-infused video for “Blood Like Cream,” which featured guest Fred Armisen (https://youtu.be/elfuaxHQWlQ). Alternative Press said Whales & Leeches was “bigger, bolder, heavier, catchier and even more savagely fun.”
North American tour dates will be announced soon with the band heading overseas for both festival appearances and a headlining tour with Torche in September/October.
August 4 Copenhagen, Denmark Jr Vega
* Dates below with Torche *
September 26 Brighton, UK Concorde 2