Soul Asylum joins forces with Entertainment One Music (eOne Music) to release an album of all new material titled Change of Fortune to be released on March 18th. See the official video for the song Supersonic premiering today on Blurt Magazine.
“kicks serious fucking ass” – Blurt Magazine
This week’s SXSW shows include Thursday, March 17 Grammy Museum’s ’40 Years of Ramones’ Tribute (Dave Pirner solo with special guest band Lost in Society) at 9:15pm, Stand Up For Cancer Benefit at The Belmont at 12:30am, Friday, March 18 Blurt Magazine/School Kidz Records party at 4pm, Saturday, March 19 KGSR show at the W Hotel at 11:30am, Waterloo Records instore and electric set at 5pm and Official SXSW Showcase at The Scoot Inn at midnight.
Soul Asylum is: David Pirner on guitar and vocals, Michael Bland on drums, Winston Roye on bass and Justin Sharbono on guitar.
Change Of Fortune feels like both a fresh start and a classic Soul Asylum record. All the elements are there – the classic rock riffs filtered through punk rock energy, Dave Pirner’s soulful yet ragged vocals, clever lyrical turns of phrase, and themes the common man can always relate to.
Their career began with several indie releases on Minneapolis’ Twin/Tone that garnered them attention from a few major labels. The group signed with A&M Records in 1988 where they released three albums Clam Dip & Other Delights, Hang Time, And the Horse They Rode In On. In 1992 Soul Asylum was signed to Columbia Records and released its groundbreaking album Grave Dancers Union, which included the Grammy Award winning “Runaway Train.” Soul Asylum followed up this success with Let Your Dim Light Shine in 1995, which climbed to #6 on the Billboard 200 and featured the #1 Modern Rock track “Misery.” Next came Candy From a Stranger in 1998 and a few years after released The Silver Lining. The band took a long and unscheduled hiatus and in 2012 released the aptly titled Delayed Reaction that was deemed “quick to embrace” by influential music blog Consequence of Sound.