Long Beach, California’s RIVAL SONS have released a brand new track from their recently announced new album, “Hollow Bones”.
The first single, “Hollow Bones Pt. 1”, is hitting the airwaves today and can be heard right now below. The track is also included as an instant download for everyone who pre-orders “Hollow Bones” on iTunes.
Due to be released on June 10, the fifth studio album from RIVAL SONS features nine brand new tracks of electrifying rock ‘n’ soul, including a breathtaking cover of “Black Coffee”.
With a huge range of “Hollow Bones” products available, including limited-edition gold, silver and transparent vinyl, plus ultra-limited signed CD and vinyl editions, there’s something for everyone from the casual fan to the die-hard collector.
Once again recorded with two-time Grammy winner Dave Cobb, “Hollow Bones” follows the release of RIVAL SONS‘ chart-hitting 2014 album “Great Western Valkyrie”. Since then, the band has appeared on “Later… With Jools Holland” in the U.K. and “The Late Show With David Letterman” in the USA, performed at the iconic Glastonbury and Isle Of Wight festivals and sold out countless headlining shows.
Always a band who feel artwork is as much a part of the album experience as the music, their first outing was a collaboration with legendary artist Storm Thorgerson, known for many iconic album covers from the likes of PINK FLOYD and LED ZEPPELIN. This time they have teamed up with artist Martin Wittfooth, whose intensely allegorical paintings all suggest the future of the human condition — without showing a single person — on a piece called “Rainsong”. Guitarist Scott Holiday commented: “I discovered Martin Wittfooth about halfway through making ‘Hollow Bones’. I was immediately drawn into his work. I loved his imagery with animals and felt it was calm and unnerving all at the same time. I also loved the touch of whimsy and beautiful psychedelic overtones he used. First time I saw his work, I immediately felt it was right for this album.
“I won’t try to overly interpret the album cover or explain in detail why I believe it works perfectly with the album… but I can safely say I think this just might be my favorite cover of ours yet.”
Now supporting the legendary BLACK SABBATH on “The End” world tour, and with the upcoming release of yet another jaw-dropping record, 2016 looks set to be RIVAL SONS‘ best year yet.
In the words of frontman Jay Buchanan: “Each record we’ve made has been part of a distillation toward revealing the band’s essence. This record finally is the release of the unapologetic, wild beast that has long lived within the ribs of RIVAL SONS howling to be freed.”