Official streams of the new Oasis single: “Shock of the Lightning” (Windows, QT), from Dig Out Your Soul, due October 7 on Big Brother/Warner Brothers.
Sounds a lot like something from 1997’s Be Here Now, which I guess is a mixed bag.
What I liked about Don’t Believe the Truth (2005) was that the band finally incorporated some vintage production to support their vintage influences. They finally got comfortable with sounding like the bands they were emulating. This might be a return to the bombastic, sometimes bloated, production of their earlier albums, which may please pub rockin’ waterheads but not the more discerning fans who generally dismiss Oasis as less than the sum of their idols.
MP3: Oasis – “Falling Down” (Chemical Brothers remix)
Trailer: Oasis – Dig Out Your Soul
Previously: Oasis – Lord Don’t Slow Me Down (DVD), New Oasis Video – Lord Don’t Slow Me Down, Noel Gallagher interview.
OASIS RECORD LABEL BIG BROTHER SIGNS N.A. DISTRIBUTION DEAL WITH WARNER BROS. RECORDS
PARTNERSHIP TO RELEASE ICONIC BRITISH BAND’S NEW STUDIO ALBUM — DIG OUT YOUR SOUL — ON OCTOBER 7TH, 2008
July 30, 2008 — Burbank, CA — Warner Bros. Records is very pleased to announce that it has signed a North American distribution deal with Big Brother Recordings, home of the multi-platinum, Award-winning iconic British rock band OASIS. The first new release under the deal will be the group’s forthcoming studio album, Dig Out Your Soul, on October 7th, 2008. The first single will be the Noel Gallagher-penned “The Shock of the Lightning,” which will impact US radio beginning Mid-August.
Dig Out Your Soul, OASIS’S seventh studio album, is the first new music from the band since 2006’s “Lord Don’t Slow Me Down” the single from the Baillie Walsh directed road movie of the same name. Produced by Dave Sardy, who also produced OASIS’ critically acclaimed 2005 album Don’t Believe the Truth, Dig Out Your Soul once again features songwriting contributions by all four band members: vocalist Liam Gallagher, guitarists Noel Gallagher and Gem Archer, and bassist Andy Bell.
The album, which was recorded at Abbey Road and mixed in Los Angeles, marks OASIS’ new approach to songwriting. As principle songwriter Noel Gallagher puts it: “I wanted to write music that had a groove, not songs that followed that traditional pattern of verse, chorus, and middle eight. I wanted a sound that was more hypnotic and driving, with songs that would draw you in; songs that you would maybe have to connect to — to feel.”
Diarmuid Quinn, Chief Operating Officer of Warner Bros. Records commented on welcoming the band into to the Warner Bros. Records family: Oasis are a world class band with a remarkable history. Everyone at Warner/Reprise could not be more excited at the prospect of supporting such great artists, and working closely with Big Brother to continue to increase Oasis’ profile in North America. P.S. the new music kicks ass!”
Formed by the Gallagher brothers in Manchester, England, in 1991, OASIS has become not only one of the most commercially successful rock bands in history, having sold more than 50 million albums worldwide, they are one of the most celebrated UK bands of all-time and arguably the most influential British band for the past 17 years; peerless, timeless and in a class of one. In addition to racking up eight No. 1 singles in the U.K. and a global total of no less than 171 platinum sales awards, the band has also scored big in the U.S. with three platinum albums, 1994’s debut Definitely Maybe, 1995’s career-making (What’s the Story) Morning Glory, which has been certified quadruple-platinum thanks to the smash singles “Wonderwall” and “Champagne Supernova,” and 1997’s Be Here Now.