Hoobastank

'Reason' To Believe

HoobHoobastank's sophomore album, "The Reason," arrives this week via Island. First single "Out of Control" is No. 12 this week on Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks chart and No. 23 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks tally.

The 12-track set closes with "Disappear," which frontman Doug Robb describes as "really mellow. The chorus and the harmonies almost sound country, and have this almost country feel to it. Some people may go, 'I don't know what you're talking about,' but for some reason it feels like our version of a country song."

"The Reason" is the follow-up to Hoobastank's self-titled 2001 debut, which spawned the singles "Running Away" and "Crawling in the Dark," both top-3 hits on the Modern Rock Tracks chart and top-10 entries on the Mainstream Rock Tracks tally.

Hoobastank will join Linkin Park and P.O.D. for an extensive North American tour early next year.