Reunited grunge legends SOUNDGARDEN have signed a worldwide administration agreement with BMG Chrysalis U.S.. The deal includes acclaimed rock anthems such as “Spoonman”, “Black Hole Sun” and “Blow Up the Outside World”.
Jill Pedone, Creative Director at BMG Chrysalis U.S., commented: “SOUNDGARDEN have earned their place in music history as innovators of the rock genre. We are thrilled to be working with the band during their pivotal reemergence and their catalog that has changed the face of rock music.”
Richard Blackstone, Executive Vice President, Creative Business Development at BMG Chrysalis U.S., added: “We are so very proud to be representing the entire body of work from this seminal band. We are honored that they have chosen BMG to be the new home for their music, both old and new.”
SOUNDGARDEN released the music video on January 29 for “By Crooked Steps”, the second single from the quartet’s new album, “King Animal”. Singer Chris Cornell told The Pulse Of Radio a little about the tune: “It’s one of the earlier songs that we started working on, but I also felt like it, to me, is like definitely sort of a new chapter for us. If you wanted to take one example of SOUNDGARDEN progressing, that’s a good one for me.”
The “By Crooked Steps” clip was directed by FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl, who submitted a treatment for the video on his own initiative after hearing the song.
“King Animal” came out last November and was SOUNDGARDEN‘s first set of all-new material in 16 years.
SOUNDGARDEN will kick off their second leg of its North American tour in May.