JUST BUSINESS OUT JULY 27th VIA RED MUSIC NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
TITLE TRACK â€œJUST BUSINESSâ€ OUT NOW
Bass Drum of Death â€“ the brainchild of Oxford, Mississippi native and multi-instrumentalist John Barrett â€“ is back with their first new album in over four years, Just Business, slated for release worldwide on July 27th via RED MUSIC. This record marks the fourth released under the Bass Drum of Death moniker and first since 2014â€™s acclaimed record, Rip This. Just Business will be available on vinyl and digital formats when released, but pre-order is happening now via https://red.lnk.to/JustBusiness. Fans who pre-order the digital release will receive an instant download of the title track â€œJust Businessâ€ and the recently released song, â€œHeavy.â€
From the instantly-catchy guitar riff of opener â€œThird Coast Dreaming,â€ a nod to Johnâ€™s Gulf Coast home, to the bombastic outro of aptly-titled closer â€œLeaving,â€ Just Business showcases the depth and growth of the bandâ€™s catalog. Recorded over the span of a year in a studio space overlooking the congestion and hustle of Times Square, the album is packed with every bit of the feedback-soaked, garage wallop of past BDoD fare and openly explores Barrettâ€™s evolved songwriting like never before.
â€œThereâ€™s a certain kind of trouble that youâ€™re able to get into in New York that youâ€™re not able to get in anywhere else,â€ explains Barrett, who recently traded his down south roots for the bustling city. â€œFor years, Iâ€™ve been known as â€˜The Garage Rock Guyâ€™ and I think this record highlights how much of a better singer and songwriter Iâ€™ve gotten to be. You can actually hear what Iâ€™m singing!â€
In anticipation of the release, Bass Drum of Death recently released a music video for the song â€œHeavy.â€ The video is based on a true story of unspoken violent events taking place along the US/Mexico border. Upon learning of such events via the videoâ€™s director, Barrett felt compelled to make this story central to the visual treatment for the song. Watch the video for â€œHeavyâ€ here: https://youtu.be/-7OwaO8PU6I.
Just Business Tracklisting:
- Third Coast Dreaming
- Too High
- Diamond in the Rough
- Failing Up
- I Donâ€™t Wanna Know
- Odds Are Good
- Just Business
- I Love You (I Think)
- I Thought I Told You
Creating original music as Bass Drum of Death for over a decade, founder John Barrett started as a one-man-band playing guitar and bass drum by himself. This formula was incorporated on to the first official release, 2011â€™s GB City. Songs from that first album have been used in the movie Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, the successful video game MLB2K12 and the popular BBC show Waterloo Road. The self-titled 2013 release and 2014â€™s Rip This solidified Bass Drum of Deathâ€™s infectious punk-influenced, hard rock sound. The bandâ€™s music has been featured in national H&M ad campaigns as well as licensed by NASCAR. 2018 marks a return to form for Bass Drum of Death with the release of Just Business via RED MUSIC.