The undisputed kings of balls-out rock ’n’ roll, DANKO JONES have announced the release of their eleventh studio album, entitled Electric Sounds, via AFM Records on September 15th, 2023.
The three-man squad, dedicated to the noble art of riffs, melodies, and life-affirming rock anthems, return to provide maximum satisfaction and serve up all the Electric Sounds you could possibly need!
With Electric Sounds, Toronto’s archbishops of amplification prove that even a global pandemic couldn’t stop DANKO JONES. As first album single “Guess Who’s Back” showcases, it’s just made them even more unstoppable.
Guess Who’s Back is not only the lead-off track to our new album, Electric Sounds, it’s also the imperative sentence everyone is begging to answer – Danko Jones!” quips charismatic frontman Danko.
Not working for two years really felt like touring rock bands were being put out to pasture,” recalls Danko. “But I guess that only made us try harder. We were still able to record and release an album during the pandemic (Power Trio, 2021).
We toured as soon as we were allowed. Now that Electric Sounds is getting released, it doesn’t feel like we missed a beat. During the pandemic, we moved away from each other. JC lives in Finland and Rich lives in Prince Edward Island.
So the writing for this band has changed. We used to bash out ideas in our rehearsal place, day after day, but it’s more about sending files back and forth now. However, last summer, while on tour, we did manage to jam out ideas in a rehearsal room in Berlin for a few days. Out of those jams came the nubs for five songs…”
Five songs have since been expanded to eleven new DANKO JONES songs, and Electric Sounds promises to have the instant sound and feel of a classic. With no need to reinvent the wheel, the group have further honed and refined their craft – always at full volume – although Electric Sounds is a deceptively diverse affair. No band has ever sounded more ready to hit the road than the pumped-up threesome showcased on the hell-for-leather ragers featured on their forthcoming album.
Electric Sounds was produced by Eric Ratz, and features guest spots from Tyler Stewart (Barenaked Ladies), Damian Abraham (Fucked Up) and guitarist Daniel Dekay (from Canadian thrash legends Exciter).
Electric Sounds track listing:
- Guess Who’s Back
- Good Time
- Electric Sounds
- Get High?
- Stiff Competition
- She’s My Baby
- Eye For An Eye
- I Like It
- Let’s Make Out
- What Goes Around
- Shake Your City
These road dogs have a few new miles to put on the tour bus yet. Stay tuned for hot tour news from DANKO JONES very soon!
Formed in Toronto, Canada in 1996, DANKO JONES have seen and done just about everything over the last quarter of a century. Powered by a DIY punk rock spirit, and inspired by the good, great, and grotesque of electrified rock ‘n’ roll, they have steadily built a colossal international fan base and become one of the most acclaimed live bands around, embraced by everyone from mainstream radio-rock fans to diehard metalheads.
Along the way, they have released ten widely praised studio albums, generating a peerless repertoire of fists-in-the-air crowd-pleasers into the bargain.
From the spiky blues of 2002’s Born A Lion and the crazed power-pop of its follow-up We Sweat Blood (2003), to the priapic perfection of 2010’s Below The Belt, the band’s knack for hitting rock’s sweet spot has never wavered.
Over the last decade, DANKO JONES have visibly moved up a few gears. Since frontman Danko and bassist JC joined forced with drummer Rich Knox, the band’s creative fire has blazed more brightly than ever.
A succession of all-killer, no-filler albums – Fire Music, Wild Cat, A Rock Supreme, Power Trio – has led to even more gung-ho touring and unapologetic service to the rock cause, with their live chops cleaved razor sharp on stints with Guns N Roses, Motörhead, and Volbeat as well as opening up for icons like The Rolling Stones and Ozzy Osbourne.
The UK bore early witness to what’s forthcoming with a brief visit in early 2023 alongside rock disciples Black Stone Cherry and The Darkness.
Now, with the release of their blistering eleventh album Electric Sounds set for September 15th, 2023, DANKO JONES are poised to reaffirm exactly why they’re so beloved in the global rock community all over again.
DANKO JONES is: Danko Jones – Vocals/Guitar, John Calabrese – Bass, and Rich Knox – Drums.
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