Chicago alternative hard rock trio CHEVELLE is getting ready to release their sixth album HATS OFF TO THE BULL, Tuesday, December 6 via Epic Records. In anticipation of the LP, CHEVELLE–PETE LOEFFLER (Guitars, Vocals), SAM LOEFFLER (Drums) and DEAN BERNARDINI (Bass, Vocals)–has announced a new string of dates (see them below)
On Thursday, Dec. 8 CHEVELLE will perform live on ABC TVâ€™s â€œJimmy Kimmel Live!â€ (12 ET/PT/11pmCT). On Saturday, Dec. 10 the group will join Blink-182, Incubus, Bush, Social Distortion, New Found Glory, 311 and Young the Giant for the sold-out 22nd annual KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas show. Theyâ€™ll follow up the KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas gig with a stop by the nationally syndicated radio show Rockline on Monday, Dec. 12.
HATS OFF TO THE BULL is charging full-speed ahead with the release of the albumâ€™s first single â€œFace To The Floorâ€ which continues its ascent at radio nationwide. As soon as the explosive track hit airwaves, it became the #1 most added record at Active and Alternative Rock radio, a testament to the band’s songwriting prowess and eternal knack for a hit. Billboard magazine singled out the song which currently sits atop the Active Rock chart at #1,
â€œOver a chugging, post-grunge guitar riff, singer Pete Loeffler proclaims, â€˜To Pick up the tip doesnâ€™t mean a lot/Fiddle inside your drawers/If we own the night then spread it out/Or pack up without a clue.â€™ A succinct survey of how most of the nation is smarting from hard economic times–complete with a Bernie Madoff reference in the lyrics–â€˜Floorâ€™ delivers nearly four minutes of the cathartic alt-metal fans have come to expect from Chevelle. This time, though, the band wants to stir their minds, not just their tempers.â€ â€“Michael B. Depland
Most artists with over 12 years in the music industry lose their initial fire, but CHEVELLE burn brighter than ever on HATS OFF TO THE BULL. Rather than simply subscribing to a tried-and-true formula, they–alongside producer Joe Barresi (Queens of the Stone Age, Coheed and Cambria)–made a conscious effort to incorporate new sounds and textures into their patented airtight anthems. As a result, the group composed its most infectious, intriguing, and impressive offering to date.
“We’re evolving,” declares PETE LOEFFLER. “The album is different, and it’s going to take some people by surprise.” â€œFace to the Floorâ€–a song that taps right into the current state of the publicâ€™s growing mistrust of economic systems–is emblematic of the band’s progression. A grinding riff snakes through a hypnotic haze as PETE rails against the corporate corruption of Bernie Madoff on one of the most explosive hooks of the band’s career.
Fans can also pre-order the album via their website at www.chevelleinc.com or iTunes at http://bit.ly/v4zCra. Those that purchase on iTunes also get an extra, exclusive track titled â€œIndifference.â€ Signed limited edition laminates and album downloads are also available via the bandâ€™s official Ebay.com store: http://www.ebay.com/sch/officialchevellemerchstore/m.html.
Check out CHEVELLE on the road:
12/2 Clemson, SC Littlejohn Coliseum
12/3 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheater
12/5 New Orleans, LA House of Blues – Rock 92.3 persents Holiday Bizarre
12/6 Houston, TX Verizon Wireless Theater
12/10 Los Angeles, CA Gibson Amphitheatre-KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas
12/14 Austin, TX La Zona Rosa
12/15 Tyler, TX Click’s
12/16 Biloxi, MS Mississippi Coast Coliseum