Mushroomhead, ‘QWERTY’ – Exclusive Song Premiere
The time has come for Mushroomhead to rock your world again! The band is preparing to drop their latest album ‘The Righteous & The Butterfly’ on May 13, and they’re exclusively debuting the disc’s lead single, ‘QWERTY,’ right here at Loudwire (listen above).
As fans would hope, ‘QWERTY’ is filled with crunchy riffs, hard-hitting drums and all kinds of in-your-face attitude. And it won’t take long before you’re nodding your head along with this infectious rocker.
Bassist Dr. F tells Loudwire, “‘QWERTY’ is one of those songs that is a anything goes, wide spectrum-style tune. From its inception, it was obvious that this would be a fun, creepy, unpredictable one.”
He adds, “The song came about around two years ago when Church and Myself first joined ‘Shroom. Right around then, we were rehearsing for the annual ‘old-school’ show in Cleveland and our heads were full of nothing but Mushroomhead’s early catalog. It just so happened that we were in the pre-production stages of writing for a new album as well. The influence of the early ‘Shroom period is very evident in ‘QWERTY’ as it was inspired by songs like ‘Simpleton,’ ‘Ego-Trip’ and ’43,’ just to name a few.”
The bassist concludes, “We wanted to fuse together the fun, dark keyboard driven sounds of the old-school with a raw, heavy modern twist. We feel as though we’ve accomplished this and couldn’t be more excited that it became the first single!”
You can hear ‘QWERTY’ on the upcoming ‘The Righteous & The Butterfly’ album. The disc is available for pre-order at Amazon and iTunes. Also look for the tune at the band’s upcoming shows. Catch Mushroomhead on their own dates in May (seen below) and look for them taking part in the 2014 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival this summer.
Mushroomhead May 2014 Tour Dates:
5/9 — Akron, Ohio — Rock Factory
5/10 — Columbus, Ohio — Alrosa Villa
5/11 — Geneva, Ohio — The Cove
5/13 — Cleveland, Ohio — Agora Ballroom
5/14 — Bloomington, Ill. — Castle Theatre
5/15 — Lawrence, Kan. — Granada
5/16 — Spring Lake, Minn. — POVs
5/17 — Waterloo, Iowa — Spicoli’s
5/18 — Omaha, Neb. — The Waiting Room
5/19 — Columbia, Mo. — The Blue Note
5/21 — Steger, Ill. — Another Hole in the Wall
5/22 — Grand Rapids, Mich. — The Intersection
5/23 — Detroit, Mich. — Harpo’s
5/24 — Newport, Ky. — Thompson House