Monster Magnet to release 'new' album in November

Posted by AP on 11/09/14

Monster Magnet will release a ‘new’ album called ”Milking the Stars” through Napalm Records on the 17th of November. It is essentially a re-imagining of their latest album ”Last Patrol”, which was released in 2013; containing four new songs as well as live recordings. Speaking on the effort, the group’s frontman Bob Wyndorf said:

Milking the Stars is a "re-imagined" version of Last Patrol featuring four new songs and live tracks.

This was a happy experiment for me. It's not a re-mix record by the current definition. It's more like Last Patrol in a "what if?" style alternate reality.

"What if these songs were recorded in 1968?" "What would happen if I turned a pretty song into an angry one?" "How would adding creepy organs and Mellotrons affect the emotional vibe of a song?" These are just a few of the questions that roll around in my head when I write and record any album but this time I decided to actually answer them with fully fleshed out, recorded and mixed examples.

The process actually created new songs. That's the icing on the cake for me. New sounds, new vocals, different instruments and arrangements make for a weird 1960's vibe totally apart from Last Patrol which was fun for Phil, Bob, Garrett, mixer Joe Barresi and myself to explore.

Finally there's expanded versions of the songs "Last Patrol" and "Three Kingfishers" as recorded live at the AB club in Belgium, 2014. Both those songs were re-arranged for "maximum rock and psych" before we hit the road last year and feature the debut performance of new MAGNET bassist, Chris Kosnik. Personally, I think they beat the original versions.

Rock on!

You can check out the track ”No Paradise for Me” from it right here:

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