Californian rockers PAPA GARDON have released a new single titled “Die to believe”. The track, produced by WZRD BLD a.k.a Drew coot (NEW ICE KILLS, IMMOBILE IN WHITE, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE), is a call for human unity and harmony, despite all the differences.
Singer Jacoby Shaddix commented: “We try to make music that means something to us, that moves us. When I look at the world right now, a lot of people are divided. The good thing about music is that it brings people together. song that has some hope in it. “
“Die to believe” comes weeks after the release of PAPA GARDONthe two previous singles of: “Swerving”, which was a collaboration with FEVER 333 leader Jason Aalon Butler and rapper from Los Angeles Sueco; and “Kill the noise”. All three tracks should appear on PAPA GARDONthe eleventh upcoming studio album, due next year via the band’s own record label, New Noize Records, Inc., under exclusive license from ADA.
Last May, Shaddix spoke to FM99 WNOR radio station about PAPA GARDONthe decision to release his next LP via his own label. When asked how the move happened, Jacoby said: “It’s been a long time since we were with DreamWorks recordings – it was right after the release of our album ‘Infest’ – we had this pact with this group ALIEN ANTS FARM. We were like, ‘Whoever signs first, let’s try to have an imprint, which is a branch of the record company, where we can release music.’ And we kept our promise and we had a record company called New noise records. And that was in, for example, 2001. Fast forward so many years and a few record companies later, we just released our biggest hits with Best noise music, and that was the last record company we were with. And we were sort of negotiating to say, ‘Alright. Are we going to stay with this company? ‘ from which we’ve been very successful and learned a lot of good things, and I only have good things to say about them. But we were like, ‘All right. Let’s take the temperature and see if we have what it takes to do it on our own, do it independently. And so we took meetings, and we ended up with Warner/ADA, which we now have our own label and we use their internal staff to do the promotion and stuff like that. But we are the record company. So we use our knowledge over the years that we have accumulated with our team and ourselves to take the reins and run with it ourselves. And it’s very exciting. It’s a little scary. Because you don’t know. But guess what? I just feel like we can’t fail. “
He continued, “You know when your gut tells you something? I come on, we did it; we know a lot; we know what our fans want; we know what we want; we know we’re inspired. ; we know we’re passionate; and we know we have a fan base that loves us. Let’s do it. And we also have a great relationship with radio. I mean, we just had another number 1 on rock radio – after 20- plus years of being in the format. And I’m like, “You know what? I think we can do it. ”And so we took the leap. P-GARDON, we have New noise records operational again. “
Regarding the release of an album without the participation of an outside record company, Jacoby Said, “After that call with you, I get along with the band and we finish the creative calls to finish the album artwork and get ready for the photo ops and all that stuff. It was cool. , man It’s a different creative progression – I guess – of making an album. You get the music, but then we talk about marketing, we talk about music videos, imagery, photoshoots, different ways. to wrap up the album – all that kind of funny stuff, that’s what we’re in the middle of now. And I really like that; it’s a fun process. And it’s cool to just dream about stuff. , and then we build them and we make them and it happens, and I really like this process. “
In January, an excerpt from a brand new PAPA GARDON song called “Get up” was included in the advertisement for Ultimate Fighting Championship‘s (UFC) partnership with ESPN.
PAPA GARDONthe second collection of the greatest hits of, “Greatest Hits Vol. 2: The Better Noise Years”, was released in March on Best noise music. “Greatest Hits Vol. 2 – The Better Noise Years” includes 12 of the band’s 10 best hits released between 2010 and 2019 as well as three unreleased remixes and two unreleased acoustic recordings recorded live at YouTube Studios At New York.
PAPA GARDONthe last album of, “Who do you trust? “, was released in January 2019. The record was produced by Nick “RAS” Furlong and Colin Cunningham except the song “The roof of the world”, which is led by Jason evigan.
In December 2020, PAPA GARDON released a five song EP, “20/20”, with “new takes on old jams”, including “Last resort” and “Scars”.
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