Monster Magnet Making Return With New Album ‘Last Patrol’ + 2013 North American Tour Dates
Monster Magnet are set to make their triumphant return with a new disc titled ‘Last Patrol’ due out on Oct. 15 on Napalm Records. ‘Last Patrol’ will serve as the follow-up to their 2010 disc ‘Mastermind’ and will be available in several formats from limited edition CD to a 2 LP set. The new song 'The Duke (of Supernature)' can be heard below.
Monster Magnet founder Dave Wyndorf recently spoke about the new disc, saying “'Last Patrol' is a return to our roots in terms of vibe and recording style. It’s full-on psychedelic space-rock with a 60’s garage feel, recorded almost exclusively with vintage guitars, amps and effects in our hometown of Red Bank, N.J.” He continued, talking about the music, explaining, “The songs are a kind of Space-Noir, tales of cosmic revenge, peaking libidos, alienation and epic strangeness. It’s a weird trip through the back alleys of a dark, retro-future, which not by coincidence very much resembles my own life.”
Wyndorf also talked about the lyrics on ‘Last Patrol’ and how they came to be. “The lyrics aren’t fantasy really, rather a recounting of my musings on, observations of and general emotional reaction to my life and environment during a 1 week writing period in February of 2013,” Wyndorf shared. “ But I tend to use the vernacular and imagery of science fiction and surrealism to express myself and that’s where these lyrics get trippy. There's also our cover version of Donovan’s ‘Three Kingfishers’ which I thought fit the mood of the album.”
Fans who have been waiting over a decade for Monster Magnet to hit the road in North America will be pleased to know that the band will kick off a full tour with stops in the U.S. and Canada on Nov. 14. The tour starts in Grand Rapids, Mich., and will continue on through the beginning of December wrapping up in New York. Check out all of the dates and locations below.
'Last Patrol' Tracklisting:
'I Live Behind the Clouds'
'Three King Fishers'
'End of Time'
Monster Magnet North American Tour Dates:
11/14 - Grand Rapids, Mich. - Intersection
11/15 - Detroit, Mich. - St. Andrews
11/16 - Chicago, Ill. - Bottom Lounge
11/17 - Minneapolis, Minn. - Mill City Nights
11/19 - Denver, Colo. - Marquis Theater
11/20 - Salt Lake City, Utah - Urban Lounge
11/22 - Seattle, Wash. - Neumos
11/23 - Vancouver, British Columbia - Rickshaw Theater
11/24 - Portland, Ore. - Hawthorne Theater
11/26 - San Francisco, Calif. The Independent
11/27 - Los Angeles, Calif. - House of Blues
11/29 - Tempe, Ariz. - Club Red
11/30 - Albuquerque, N.M. - Launch Pad
12/2 - Austin, Texas - Red 7
12/3 - Houston, Texas - Fitzgeralds
12/4 - Dallas, Texas - Trees
12/6 - Atlanta, Ga. - Masquerade
12/7 - Charlotte, N.C. - Amos Southend
12/8 - Baltimore, Md. - Baltimore Sound Stage
12/10 - Toronto, Ontario - Lee’s Palace
12/12 - Boston, Mass. - The Sinclair
12/13 - West Chester, Pa. - The Note
12/14 - New York, N.Y. - Bowery Ballroom