New Everclear Album Moves In 'Slowmotion'

Modern rock outfit Everclear will release a new studio album, "Slowmotion Daydream," March 11 via Capitol. A single, "Volvo Driving Soccer Mom," is due to arrive Jan. 14 at U.S. radio outlets. A video

Modern rock outfit Everclear will release a new studio album, "Slowmotion Daydream," March 11 via Capitol. A single, "Volvo Driving Soccer Mom," is due to arrive Jan. 14 at U.S. radio outlets. A video for the song is being shot this week by director Francis Lawrence (P.O.D.'s "Alive"), frontman Art Alexakis writes on Everclear's official Web site.

Expressing concerns over music piracy relating to advance copies of "Slowmotion Daydream," Alexakis writes, "When Capitol sends the CD out for reviews, some writer somewhere will send it to somebody who will download it. I don't like it. It's something I've worked on for a year and put my heart and soul into and I would like to be able to show it to the world in my own way and in my own time. But that said, if you do download it, and you like the record, I would like to ask you to buy it when it comes out. It's the right thing to do."

The disc, which was originally due out in October, was rescheduled to allow time for some retooling. "It didn't seem finished to me," Alexakis wrote in a previous post. "I was still writing songs. So I went back in the studio to record these new songs and they came out great! One of these songs is called 'The New York Times,' and everyone at [Capitol] freaked out and decided that this should be the first single.

"We had agreed before that 'Volvo Driving Soccer Mom' should be the first single," he continued. "I still believe that... so therein lies the rub." Despite the friction, the band won out, but the Everclear frontman still has issues with Capitol, despite the company's pledge to fully promote "Slowmotion Daydream."

"This is a totally different label than the one we signed to 8+ years ago," he adds. "There is no one at the label that was there when we were signed. We have tried to get off the label and they won't consider it. They know they can make money off us."

In the interim, Everclear will play a pair of radio-station sponsored shows on Dec. 7 in West Palm Beach, Fla., and Dec. 10 in Boston.

"Slowmotion Daydream" is the follow-up to 2000's "Good Time for a Bad Attitude," which debuted at No. 66 on The Billboard 200 and sold 285,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan.