DMB Takes A 'Stand' On New Album

Dave Matthews Band has christened its new album "Stand Up," which will be released May 10 via RCA. First single "American Baby" will premiere at midnight tomorrow (March 15) exclusively via AOL Music'

Dave Matthews Band has christened its new album "Stand Up," which will be released May 10 via RCA. First single "American Baby" will premiere at midnight tomorrow (March 15) exclusively via AOL Music's First Listen initiative. "Stand Up" was previewed for a select crowd last night in DMB's Charlottesville, Va., home base.

The album is the follow-up to 2002's "Busted Stuff," which debuted at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and has sold 1.9 million copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

DMB has given fans a peak into the sessions via video clips on a dedicated new album Web site. The latest posting shows the band working through an up-tempo new song with an acoustic guitar lead in the vein of the early hit "Satellite."

"This is one of the best experiences ever we've had in the studio," bassist
Stefan Lessard says. "Things happened so organically and I think we've really captured the essence of what makes us gel so well as a band."

Although a track list has not yet been confirmed, among the songs expected to make the final cut are the vocal harmony-laden "Dream Girl," "Stolen Away," "Smooth Ride," "Hello Again," "Joy Ride," "Die Trying" and "Old Dirt Road."

As previously reported, DMB will embark on its annual summer tour beginning June 1 in Maryland Heights, Mo. The first Australian dates of the group's career begin March 21 in Melbourne.