happy new year psychonauts!
2018 was a reasonably crazy year for us. We got to tour quite a few new countries (Slovenia, Serbia, Rumania, Russia), we released two live albums (A boxful of Demons and Roadwork Vol.5), we recorded a new album and actually started writing the one after that already, and we played shows all through the year with several week long intense guerilla offensives. All in all, not bad for a ’non album year’, but no rest for the wicked, as they say, and we’re starting the new year with an extended writing and rehearsing period at home, awaiting The Crucible dropping in mid-February. That usually takes its toll (some positive feedback, some negative, a lot of attention and a lot of people judging us, all a bit of a challenge to deal with), but we’ll be out there starting in April and going steady into June with a few weeks off in-between legs. It should be nice, and we’re looking at even more countries than usual for us, so that should be fun!
We hope you’ll like The Crucible – it is in some ways a continuation of what we started on The Tower, but it is a bit more ambitious from a songwriting standpoint and a bit harder to play too, but we are stoked with how it all came together and absolutly superhappy with the production help we got from Deathprod and Andrew Scheps. Sometimes a focused blow packs a harder punch and lands heavier than a long barrage, and we have to mix it up to make it fun, so …it’s different but as good, at least that’s how we feel about it!
There will be a memo from the bunker a little closer to the release going into more details, so hang loose and have a great winter untill then!
Bob LeBad, esq
Great album, review soon on Classic Rock.
Cork kanskje…? Har håpet på en Irsk konsert i 20 år nå…
Vel, 18 iallefall…
“a bit more ambitious from a songwriting standpoint and a bit harder to play too,”
I’m afraid this is going to be a technical – too many notes – album. Call me oldskool, but I am longing for some romantic songs a la Tomothy’s Monster.
That was fun to read!! I am really looking forward “The Crucible” and what thrills me the most is that you already work on the next one. Sail on!!!! So glad to know you :)
North America this time around?!
Can’t wait for the release of the new record and, of course, to see you guys again live. I’m sure it will be mind blowing
After all these years still tension about how the newborn will be received…this makes you guys all the more human and don’t worry, we love your courageous
everlasting self-renewal, it’s what makes Motorpsycho stand out. Hanging on to the trip we’re on, sharing this beautiful journey is a great joy in my life !
Liked the Tower a lot, am really anxious for the continuation…all MP records and 10″ in my collection and loving them all, regardless of the phase I´m in (or MP were in as a matter of fact), I really love how you manage to always take a step forward. Cheers from germany, sse you in Hamburg and Kopenhagen (hopefully)
Det gledes til nytt album. Ønsker enda et godt nyttår!
Good luck with the new album, just good reviews for it, many new countries you play in, even more fantastic concerts, new psychonauts discovering you – and having a lot of fun with all this … that’s my wish for you for the new year. And many, many thanks for the last 25 years I’ve enjoyed your music – it’s always a special moment when I listen to your music.
Can’t wait for The Crucible, And the one after that. And whatever comes out of the Håkon Gullvåg collaboration/celebration this summer. Not to mention the tour (will see you in Groningen and Leuven – though I wish you were coming here to London again too), and whatever you do after all that. Good luck and thank you.