Veteran Twin Cities alt-rockers Soul Asylum will release their first album in six years, Delayed Reaction on July 17 via 429 Records. This time around, the band is energized with a recalibrated lineup that includes founders Dave Pirner and Dan Murphy alongside ex-Replacements , ex-Guns N’ Roses bassist Tommy Stinson (who replaced original member Karl Mueller who passed away in 2006) and former Prince drummer Michael Bland. Delayed Reaction, which was produced by the band and overseen by John Fields, bristles with the tightly wound, slightly ragged vibe that characterized the band when they emerged straight out of Minneapolis.
The recording took place in various locations—beginning in Los Angeles and then relocating to New Orleans and Minneapolis and back to LA--each town giving the tracks a unique backdrop of local culture vibe. Soul Asylum will hit the road in support of the album which is filled with brilliantly passionate songs perfectly suited to their electric live shows.
Originally formed in 1983 in Minneapolis, MN, Soul Asylum has maintained their reputation for honest, heartfelt rock from their beginnings on scrappy local label Twin Tone (which concurrently nurtured the careers of seminal rockers the Replacements), through their commercially successful days on A&M and Columbia Records (where they scored a Grammy for the monster hit single “Runaway Train”). The band has persevered through the good times of garnering several platinum albums and accolades including a performance for the Presidential inauguration of Bill Clinton to enduring the personal tragedy of losing Karl Mueller to cancer six years ago.
Says Dave Pirner on the recording process: “It feels like approaching it as an album and a thing that has a sequence, and a thing that is a piece of work in itself is almost an archaic process… Honestly, it's more organic. Even though you're using some of this newer technology, the fact that you're doing it yourself is what made it take so long and the process unique, this time."
Delayed Reaction Track Listing:
- Into The Light
- The Streets
- By The Way
- Pipe Dream
- Let’s All Kill Each Other
- Cruel Intentions
- The Juice
- Take Manhattan
- I Should’ve Stayed In Bed