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Soul Asylum Announce July Release Date For New Album

From a recording standpoint, things have been fairly quiet in the Soul Asylum camp since they released their last studio album The Silver Lining in 2006. That's about to change thanks to a newly announced deal with 429 Records which will enable the band to release Delayed Reaction on July 17th, filing the next chapter in a career that now stretches past the 30 year mark.

Dave Pirner comments on the new album which was produced by John Fields and says that “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."

The band's current lineup includes founders Dave Pirner and Dan Murphy alongside ex-Replacements and current Guns N’ Roses bassist Tommy Stinson (who replaced original member Karl Mueller who passed away in 2006) and former Prince drummer Michael Bland.

The album's 10 tracks were recorded in a variety of locations, starting in Los Angeles and then relocating to New Orleans and the band's home base of Minneapolis prior to returning to Los Angeles.

Soul Asylum will of course be on the road this summer promoting the album (is there any band from the '90s that won't be touring?), so if you've been wishing the band might come to your neck of the woods for a show, it's very possible that your wish might soon be granted.