Since the early-aughts, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club have been one of the more consistent bands on the rock and roll circuit, twisting their familiar sound and never rolling out for an easy check. Today (September 12), the California trio of Peter Hayes (vocal, guitar, harmonica), Robert Levon Been (vocal, bass, guitar), and Leah Shapiro (drums) are back with a devilish new single called “Little Thing Gone Wild,” and it’s the first taste off upcoming studio album Wrong Creatures, due January 12.
Wrong Creatures is BRMC’s seventh studio album, and it was recorded in Los Angeles and produced by Nick Launay (Nick Cave, Arcade Fire). The seductive “Little Thing Gone Wild” is a bluesy rock and roll stomper, recalling some of their sound from 2003’s Take Them On, On Your Own. And it certainly has that traditional BRMC feel.
“I find myself writing about death a lot,” says Hayes in the album’s press notes. “I find myself having a discussion with death, which sounds dark. For me, it’s dark humor.”
A few days after the new LP hits, BRMC will embark on a 30-date North American winter tour. It kicks off January 15 in San Diego (a good place to start a winter tour) and wraps February 24 in Los Angeles. Along its coast-to-coast route, BRMC play Royale in Boston come January 31.
“It’s a crazy making machine, it can chew you up good, I mean we literally toured till the wheels came off and Leah’s brain literally started leaking out of her head” adds Been about life on the road. Check out all the dates after the video jump.
Featured BRMC photo by Tess Angus.
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club 2018 North American Tour:
January 15: San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
January 16: Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren
January 18: Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater
January 19: Austin, TX @ Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater
January 20: Houston, TX @ House of Blues
January 21: New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
January 23: Tampa, FL @ The Ritz Ybor
January 24: Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution Live
January 26: Orlando, FL @ The Beacham
January 27: Charlotte, NC @ The Underground
January 29: Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
January 30: Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
January 31: Boston, MA @ Royale
February 2: Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
February 5: Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
February 6: Toronto, ON @ Rebel
February 7: Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre
February 9: Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
February 10: Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre
February 11: Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
February 12: St. Louis, MO @ Delmar Hall
February 13: Kansas City, MO @ The Truman
February 15: Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
February 16: Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Music Hall
February 18: Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
February 19: Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
February 20: Seattle, WA @ The Show Box
February 22: Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
February 23: Pomona, CA @ The Glass House
February 24: Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre