Black Rebel Motorcycle Club has christened its fourth album "Baby 81" and will unveil it May 1 via RCA. The 13-track set ushers drummer Nick Jago back into the fold after he sat out the majority of th
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club has christened its fourth album "Baby 81" and will unveil it May 1 via RCA. The 13-track set ushers drummer Nick Jago back into the fold after he sat out the majority of the band's 2005 album "Howl."
"Things open up and break down within the songs, a lot," guitarist Peter Hayes told Billboard.com in October. "There are some songs that are kind of groove-oriented, not so blues- or country influenced [as 'Howl']."
"When he came in for the last record, there were two songs we did with him that we left off," he added of Jago's return to the band. "We knew they'd be for this one. We used those two songs as a starting point for what this album was going to sound like, and we stuck to it, for the most part."
"Baby 81" features BRMC's most epic track to date, "American X," which runs more than 9 minutes. Hayes previously enthused about the songs "All You Do Is Talk" (which utilizes 12 different guitar parts), "Am I Only" and "666 Conducer" (which he described as the most even blend between "Howl" and 2003's "Take Them On, On Your Own").
According to a spokesperson, BRMC will begin a tour in support of "Baby 81" directly after the album's release.
Here is the track list for "Baby 81":
"Took Out a Loan"
"Weapon of Choice"
"It's Not What You Wanted"
"All You Do Is Talk"
"Lien on Your Dreams"
"Need Some Air"
"Killing the Light"
"Am I Only"