earMUSIC, the Hamburg, Germany-based based rock label part of Edel Group, will release the new BUSH album, “The Sea Of Memories”, in Europe on October 28.
The first studio album in over 10 years by BUSH will be released as CD and as a double CD limited edition with eight exclusive tracks picked personally by the band for the European market from their archive of unreleased remixes, and live performances.
The British-born band has had more success over the course of their first half-dozen years than most artists do in a lifetime. From “Sixteen Stone” to “The Science Of Things”, they made some of the most successful rock albums in recent memory. The seminal outfit also forged a sound that would come to characterize an entire decade.
“We are the sum of everything we’ve done — right, wrong and in-between,” says singer and guitarist Gavin Rossdale ironically. “We’re all victims, and benefactors, of our past.”
“The Sea Of Memories” is drenched in BUSH’s trademark intensity and driven by Rossdale‘s emotive, bittersweet vocals, but it’s also infused with an immediacy that pushes the album into new, compelling directions. From their lead single, the atmospheric powerhouse “The Sound Of Winter”, to the rapid-fire exuberance of “All My Life”, BUSH reveals itself as a re-energized band. It’s a fresh mindset that’s at least partially influenced by events surrounding the making of this record.
“The Sea Of Memories” is BUSH‘s first indie effort since the early 1990s. Rossdale‘s own imprint, Zuma Rock Records, will issue the album through an exclusive partnership with earMUSIC in Europe.
“It’s been a relief and a breath of fresh air,” says Rossdale of making the leap from a major label, and being able to work under fewer creative constraints. “There’s a pressure that comes with being on a major. If you’re nurtured and looked after properly, it gives you the freedom and confidence to be creative, and from that comes good results. But it can also be disheartening. This feels good. This feels right.”
Max Vaccaro, director of earMUSIC, welcomes BUSH as “one of the bands we wished we would work with, since we started the earMUSIC project. It feels like the rock community demanded this comeback. You can hear the influence of BUSH on so many records released in the last several years. It’s no surprise that rock fans are responding so enthusiastically to the news of this album and the European tour. We are proud and delighted of BUSH‘s decision to choose earMUSIC as the partner for this key album in their history.”
“The Sea Of Memories” track listing:
01. The Mirror Of The Signs
02. The Sound of Winter
03. All My Life
04. The Afterlife
05. All Night Doctors
06. Baby Come Home
07. Red Light
08. She’s a Stallion
09. I Believe in You
10. Stand Up
11. The Heart of the Matter
12. Be Still My Love
Disc Two (limited edition):
01. The Year Of Danger
03. Lay Down Your Guns
04. The Sound Of Winter (Junior Sanchez Remix)
05. The Afterlife [featuring Cecile] (Remix by Washroom Bass Over Babylon)
06. All Night Doctors (original version)
07. Landslide (written by Stevie Nicks – Live from the Bridge School Benefit)
08. Float (acoustic)
The current BUSH lineup includes original drummer Robin Goodridge, guitarist Chris Traynor and bassist Corey Britz. Traynor replaced original axeman Nigel Pulsford in 2001 while Britz has stepped in for Dave Parsons.
“The Sound Of Winter” performance: