Thursday, October 25, 2018
– The Long Ryders, will release "Psychedelic Country Soul," their first new album in more than 30 years, on Feb. 15, 2019 through Omnivore.
The release features the classic line-up of Sid Griffin, Stephen McCarthy, Tom Stevens and Greg Sowders.
"For years, for decades, the band's dear friend Larry Chatman said he would never forget Sid and co. for hiring him for tour after tour in the 1980s," Griffin said. "'I'll pay you guys back one day' was Larry's mantra. Fast-forward to 2016, and I got a call from Larry, who is now Dr. Dre's personal assistant. Larry made the Long Ryders an offer they could not refuse; a week in Dr. Dre's state of the art studio in Los Angeles."
The group hit the studio, securing their last producer, Ed Stasium (Ramones, The Smithereens, Belinda Carlisle, Jeff Healey Band). They traded demos, agreed on the material, learned the songs at home, rehearsed together in Los Angeles, recorded the album at Dre's in eight days and mixed the tracks at Stasium's home studio.
The Bangles dropped by to add harmonies.
The release contains 11 new Long Ryders compositions and a tribute cover of Tom Petty's song "Walls."
2Let It Fly
3. Molly Somebody
4. All Aboard
5. Make It Real
6. If You Want To See Me Cry
7. What The Eagle Sees
8. California State Line
9. The Sound
11. Bells Of August
12. Psychedelic Country Soul