June 21, 2011 – Los Angeles, CA – As excitement for “America’s best new band” (Classic Rock Magazine) continues to spread like wildfire across Europe and North America, California blues-rockers RIVAL SONS have caught the ears of iTunes who are offering their hot new single “Pressure and Time” as the featured download of the week.
Beginning today, fans are invited to download the new single exclusively from iTunes for free at http://bit.ly/ml59Gd as well as purchase the hotly anticipated new album Pressure and Time with two bonus songs for $7.99 here http://j.mp/jnpcLp.
Additionally, Pressure and Time is due to be released in North America on CD and limited edition vinyl LP on July 26th. Pre-order it now at http://j.mp/mtaFfm.
Pressure and Time features ten incredible tracks of raucous, blues-infused rock 'n' roll from one of America's hottest new bands!
RIVAL SONS bassist ROBIN EVERHART discusses the album:
"Pressure & Time was done exactly like we did 'Before the Fire'. We wrote the tunes that day, all together in the room with our producer, Dave Cobb. Sometimes it was easy, other times one or two of us would hate what was going on - but always, amazingly, we all love what ended up going down to tape. It keeps it real interesting for us - and hopefully it translates to the audience. The discovery process is always the most interesting. It's a very jazz-like aesthetic. A lot of the songs are comprised of mostly first-takes. Sometimes second-takes. So, there's very little premeditation in our playing. Anyone can lock themselves in a studio and polish their turds for months on end; then you see them live, and they SUCK or they have to play with tracks 'cause they've fallen in love with their shiny turd so much they don't even want to try and recreate it for fears of coming up short. We are not afraid to come up short - we have bad shows, but they are guaranteed to be honest representations of how we are feeling that day, same with our album.”
RIVAL SONS guitarist SCOTT HOLIDAY adds:
"When we recorded the song 'Pressure and Time', it was maybe the third or fourth song we finished. Jay had come up with the line, and when we drove home that night I told them I think it's a very appropriate title for the record. We still had more than half the record ahead of us, so yes, there was some pressure, with little time, but also it was more of a general feeling about life, how in all walks of life we suffer this 'pinch' of pressure and time... It's universal, and has a bit of conflict and tension in there.
"The idea behind recording in such a short time, or seemingly 'limiting' ourselves is simple: rock 'n' roll has become over-produced and over-worked, leaving minimal or no room for things like danger, visceral energy or capturing an immediate or instinctual reaction in the moment - which, of course, are the building blocks of rock 'n' roll! We wanted to keep those elements in our recorded music and thought this would be the coolest, most insured way to do it. In doing this, we are forced to just play what feels 'right', and even if something's not 'perfect', we know we were looking for a feeling happening in the room when we captured it together. Rock 'n' roll is not perfect, but the best of it is definitely DANGEROUS and IMMEDIATE; that's what we strived for."
Watch RIVAL SONS' incredible new music video for the track "Pressure and Time" at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MA0m1K2jW4
RIVAL SONS' track "Torture" from their recently-released, self-titled EP is available to download now for the Rock Band video game. Get the track from the Rock Band Network at http://www.rockband.com/songs/UGC_5006348
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