L.A. Guns will release their new studio album, Checkered Past, on November 12 via Frontiers Music Srl.
Check out a preview of the album with the release of the single “Knock Me Down.”
Written and recorded during late 2020 and early 2021, Checkered Past sees Tracii Guns, Phil Lewis and company continuing with the darker lyrical tone of the preceding studio albums, The Devil You Know and The Missing Peace, while incorporating their classic rock influences into the mix. Heavier songs are mixed with bluesier, boogie-inducing tracks and dark, introspective ballads, often harkening back to the first three albums the band made, but also pushing the band forward. When fans absorb the album as a whole, they’ll see that the track listing is divided up into “sets” or “suites,” where a sonic style is explored across multiple songs before moving on to the next, making for a remarkable listening experience.
Feeling inspired and excited like they did when they first started out, but with many years of wisdom and experience under their belts, and most importantly, a renewed and stronger creative and personal relationship, Guns and Lewis are maintaining a creative peak that started with The Missing Peace. Checkered Past shows a band invigorated and ready to bash you over the head, as well as “wow” you with some epic, slower songs, and even make you dance a bit to some rock ‘n roll.
Checkered Past track listing:
02. Bad Luck Charm
03. Living Right Now
04. Get Along
05. If It’s Over Now
06. Better Than You
07. Knock Me Down
09. Let You Down
10. That Ain’t Why
11. Physical Itch
L.A. Guns is: Phil Lewis – vocals, Tracii Guns – guitars, Ace Von Johnson – guitars, Johnny Martin – bass, and Scot Coogan – drums.
This post first appeared on Rock Confidential.
L.A. Guns Announce ‘Checkered Past’ Album, Listen To “Knock Me Down”