Rival Sons Pressure & Time Album out now in Europe

Pressure & Time, the highly-anticipated new album from Californian blues-rockers Rival Sons, is out now in Europe.

Pressure & Time features ten incredible tracks of raucous, blues-infused rock ‘n’ roll from one of America’s hottest new bands and is available now on CD, limited edition vinyl LP and digital download.

Rival Sons bassist Robin Everhart discusses the album:

“‘Pressure & Time’ was done exactly like we did ‘Before the Fire’.  We wrote the tunes that day, all together in the room with our producer, Dave Cobb.  Sometimes it was easy, other times one or two of us would hate what was going on – but always, amazingly, we all love what ended up going down to tape.  It keeps it real interesting for us – and hopefully it translates to the audience.  The discovery process is always the most interesting.  It’s a very jazz-like aesthetic.  A lot of the songs are comprised of mostly first-takes.  Sometimes second-takes.  So, there’s very little premeditation in our playing.  Anyone can lock themselves in a studio and polish their turds for months on end; then you see them live, and they SUCK or they have to play with tracks ’cause they’ve fallen in love with their shiny turd so much they don’t even want to try and recreate it for fears of coming up short.  We are not afraid to come up short – we have bad shows, but they are guaranteed to be honest representations of how we are feeling that day, same with our album.”

Rival Sons guitarist Scott Holiday adds:

“When we recorded the song ‘Pressure and Time’, it was maybe the third or fourth song we finished.  Jay had come up with the line, and when we drove home that night I told them I think it’s a very appropriate title for the record.  We still had more than half the record ahead of us, so yes, there was some pressure, with little time, but also it was more of a general feeling about life, how in all walks of life we suffer this ‘pinch’ of pressure and time…  It’s universal, and has a bit of conflict and tension in there.

“The idea behind recording in such a short time, or seemingly ‘limiting’ ourselves is simple: rock ‘n’ roll has become over-produced and over-worked, leaving minimal or no room for things like danger, visceral energy or capturing an immediate or instinctual reaction in the moment – which, of course, are the building blocks of rock ‘n’ roll!  We wanted to keep those elements in our recorded music and thought this would be the coolest, most insured way to do it.  In doing this, we are forced to just play what feels ‘right’, and even if something’s not ‘perfect’, we know we were looking for a feeling happening in the room when we captured it together.  Rock ‘n’ roll is not perfect, but the best of it is definitely DANGEROUS and IMMEDIATE; that’s what we strived for.”

Get Pressure & Time now in Europe on CD and limited edition audiophile vinyl at http://j.mp/jucwYJ

The album is also available now in Europe on iTunes, with two exclusive bonus tracks at http://j.mp/l09Sji

Pressure & Time is due to be released in North America on CD and limited edition vinyl LP on July 26th.  Pre-order it now at http://j.mp/mtaFfm

The album will be available on iTunes in North America tomorrow, June 21st, featuring two bonus tracks.  Pre-order the album on iTunes at http://j.mp/jnpcLp

Watch Rival Sons’ incredible new music video for the track “Pressure and Time” at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MA0m1K2jW4

Rival Sons’ track “Torture” from their recently-released, self-titled EP is available to download now for the Rock Band video game.  Get the track from the Rock Band Network at http://www.rockband.com/songs/UGC_5006348

See Rival Sons live on tour at the following shows:

Rival Sons
June 24 – Bilbao, Spain – Azkena Rock Festival
June 26 – Imola, Italy – Sonisphere Festival
June 28 – Zurich, Switzerland – Dynamo Werk 21
July 01 – Dortmund, Germany – FZW Visions Party
July 02 – Werchter, Belgium – Rock Werchter Festival
July 03 – Arras, France – Main Square Festival
July 05 – Oslo, Norway – Baa
July 06 – Kalskoga, Sweden – Putte Parken Festival
July 08 – Weert, Netherlands – Bospop Festival
July 09 – Knebworth, UK – Sonisphere Festival
July 12 – Leeds, UK – Cockpit 3
July 13 – London, UK – Borderline

Rival Sons w/ Judas Priest, Queensryche
July 15 – Newport, UK – Newport Centre
July 16 – Manchester, UK – O2 Apollo
July 17 – Doncaster, UK – The Dome
July 19 – Glasgow, UK – SECC
July 20 – Newcastle, UK – Metro Arena
July 21 – Wolverhampton, UK – Civic Hall
July 23 – London, UK – High Voltage Festival
July 24 – Bournemouth, UK – BIC

View the tour flyer at http://earacherecords.com/myspace/rs_summer2011.jpg

Get more Rival Sons news and info at:

Official site – http://www.rivalsons.com
Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/rivalsons
MySpace – http://www.myspace.com/rivalsons
Twitter – http://twitter.com/rivalsons


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