Southern rock behemoth Robert Jon & The Wreck is poised to unveil what’s been touted as their most ambitious project yet, by way of a brand new album entitled Red Moon Rising, set for release on 28th June via Journeyman Records, and a return to the UK in a nationwide tour this November.
Intended as a bold declaration of evolution and rebirth, capturing the essence of the band’s transformative years and setting a new course for their musical odyssey, the album’s lead single and title track, ‘Red Moon Rising’, is out now, as a beacon leading the way for band’s new era.
“’Red Moon Rising’ started out as a simple jam in the room and took on a life of its own,” revealed frontman Robert Jon Burrison. “It’s about all the beliefs, myths, and traditions surrounding a red moon, symbolising rebirth and change, which perfectly encapsulates the spirit of our new album.”
Coming on like a harrowing cowboy ride through a hot desert there’s a deep funk undertow and intermittent psychedelic wails over what fundamentally is a hard rocking blues number at heart, whereby you feel America’s ‘Horse With No Name’ had been repurposed for a remake of Alejandro Jodorowsky’s acid western El Topo, that or a song of hope in what too often feels like the world at large’s apocalyptic death wish.
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The Red Moon Rising album will be available on CD, vinyl and digitally. Tracks featured are ‘Stone Cold Killer’, ‘Trouble’, ‘Ballad Of A Broken Hearted Man’, ‘Red Moon Rising’, ‘Dragging Me Down’, ‘Hold On’, ‘Down No More’, ‘Help Yourself’, ‘Worried Mind’ and ‘Give Love’, plus on the CD versions you’ll get the bonus tracks ‘Rager’ and ‘Hate To See You Go’.
Prolific songwriters with a wealth of new material, refusing to be constrained by traditional release strategies, the band’s new partnership with Joe Bonamassa’s Journeyman Records affords them the opportunity to work with the world’s top producers and release a steady stream of high-quality singles on an ongoing basis, cutting through the industry chaos and ensuring new music is accessible to fans as intended.
Robert Jon & The Wreck take the Southern rock sound from the east coast and make it their own. Since their inception in 2011, Californians Robert Jon Burrison (lead vocals, guitar), Andrew Espantman (drums, background vocals), Henry James Schneekluth (lead guitar, background vocals), and Warren Murrel (bass) have been electrifying audiences all over the world with their soaring guitar leads, rich vocal harmonies, and memorable tunes. Recently, keyboardist Jake Abernathie joined the band as an official member as they continue to tour and record in the studio. Simply put, it is difficult to ignore when these talented musicians take the stage.
Following their critically acclaimed September 2023 UK tour, Robert Jon & The Wreck return to the UK for a 10-date tour playing leading venues this November. Tickets are available now from Planet Rock and will go on general sale 10am on Wednesday 14th February the band’s website.