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PAPA ROACH ANNOUNCE THEIR NINTH-STUDIO ALBUM CROOKED TEETH

Friday, Mar, 24 2017



Papa Roach announce the May 19 release of their ninth-studio album, “Crooked Teeth” via Eleven Seven Music. The band has already given fans of taste of album with the November release of the title track (listen HERE) and the explosive new single “Help,” (listen HERE) both of which will be instantly available to those who pre-order the album on iTunes (Standard or Deluxe) TODAY!  Crooked Teeth will be available digitally and physically, as a standard (10 tracks) and deluxe (10 tracks + 3 brand new tracks + 16 Live tracks Live at the Fillmore Detroit) editions (see details below).

“Help” burst on to the radio waves and streaming services earlier this month by debuting as  #1 Most Added at Active Rock and is currently #6 and streams of 4 million. Watch the lyric video for "Help" HERE. The band previously released their first new music at the end of 2016 with the release of “Crooked Teeth,” which boasts ‘old school’ Papa Roach attitude, paired an 808 bass drop into a metal breakdown. Fans and critics alike heard this intention loud a clear with Loudwire calling the song a “mishmash of a variety of styles [the band] has entertained throughout the last nearly two decades, even tossing in a bass moment that brings to mind artists like Drake.”

Written and recorded in a cramped North Hollywood studio, Crooked Teeth was produced by first timers Nicholas “RAS” Furlong and Colin Brittain, with the exception of “Born for Greatness,” which saw the band collaborate with writer/producer Jason Evigan(Jason Derulo, Demi Lovato, Zedd, Maroon 5) for this positive, pulsating anthem.  Furlong and Brittain, who grew up listening to Papa Roach, inspired the band to revisit some of the traits that personally endeared the band to them, most notably Shaddix's remarkable rapping technique and the bands intense live energy.

“The first time we met up with RAS and Colin, they said that [2000's] Infest was on constant rotation when they were growing up and they wanted to bring back some of that fire,” says Shaddix.  Adds Furlong, “The whole idea was to take the classic elements of Papa Roach that everyone loved and revamp them into a modern version of the sound through the creative process, and we ended up with a bold, courageous and more adventurous version of Papa Roach.” 

The Furlong/Brittain production team worked to bring in elements of music from different genres and parts of the world, and pockets of rhythm people associate more with rap or reggae, while still staying true to Papa Roach's sound. “The people who have wanted to hear me rap for years are gonna love some of the viciousness on this record,” Shaddix proclaims.

From the instantly infectious nature of the title track to the atmospheric sheen of the moody ballad “Periscope” (featuring Skylar Grey) and the acoustic/ hip-hop rock mashup of “Sunrise Trailer Park” (featuring Machine Gun Kelly adding a verse to Shaddix rap) “Crooked Teeth” displays the various sides of Papa Roach and illustrates why they've managed to remain relevant while other musical trends ebb and flow. “We didn't go into this album with the intention of trying to write radio singles,” guitarist Jerry Horton explains. “This collection of songs was really about bookending everything that we’ve done prior to this album and reintroducing Papa Roach to people who didn't realize the depth that we have,” says drummer Tony Palermo.

In many ways making “Crooked Teeth” reminded Shaddix of the band's earliest days, well before they sold millions of albums and became a household name.  “When we were in the rehearsal space I wasn’t thinking about who I needed to impress, I was thinking about how much I love making music with the guys in this band.”  “It [the album] feels honest and pure and that’s all we could hope for,” adds bassist Tobin Esperance.

The band is set to hit the road throughout the year, with more shows to be announced soon!  See the current tour dates below.

CROOKED TEETH Track Listing:

Standard Edition (Digital, CD, Vinyl)
Break the Fall
Crooked Teeth
My Medication
Born for Greatness
American Dreams
Periscope (Feat. Skylar Grey)
Help
Sunrise Trailer Park (Feat. Machine Gun Kelly)
Traumatic
None of the Above

Deluxe Edition (Digital + CD Only)

Disc 1
Break the Fall
Crooked Teeth
My Medication
Born for Greatness
American Dreams
Periscope (Feat. Skylar Grey)
Help
Sunrise Trailer Park (Feat. Machine Gun Kelly)
Traumatic
None of the Above
BONUS – Richochet
BONUS – Nothing
BONUS – Bleeding Through

Disc 2
Intro (Live at Fillmore Detroit)
Face Everything And Rise (Live at Fillmore Detroit)
Getting Away with Murder (Live at Fillmore Detroit)
Between Angels and Insects (Live at Fillmore Detroit)
Where Did The Angels Go? (Live at Fillmore Detroit)
Broken Home (Live at Fillmore Detroit)
Burn (Live at Fillmore Detroit)
Forever (Live at Fillmore Detroit)
Scars (Live at Fillmore Detroit)
Lifeline (Live at Fillmore Detroit)
Infest (Live at Fillmore Detroit)
Kick In The Teeth (Live at Fillmore Detroit)
Broken As Me (Live at Fillmore Detroit)
Still Swingin' (Live at Fillmore Detroit)
…To Be Loved (Live at Fillmore Detroit)
Last Resort (Live at Fillmore Detroit)

posted by: Cutter


Rockcast Episode 6: Fangirling with Bring Me the Horizon

Tuesday, Mar, 21 2017

As Cutter sits down backstage with Oli Sykes and Jordan Fish from Bring Me the Horizon the subject of "fangirling" comes up. You know, having that moment with your favorite band or artist where you are such a huge fan that you just can't even bring yourself to talk to them or you if you do you make a fool of yourself? We've all had those moments and those who haven't wish they had. Time get in touch with our inner fangirl and an in depth conversation with Bring Me The Horizon about writing, doing things your own way, That's the Spirt and much more.


Listen to "Episode 6 - Fangirl" on Spreaker.

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Indecent Exposure: Avenged Sevenfold

Wednesday, Mar, 15 2017

The new single from Avenged Sevenfold is called "God Damn" of course coming off their latest album The Stage. We'll see them live at Rock USA and now you need to tell us if you are going to show this song some Razor love or some Razor hate? 

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Rockcast Episode 5: Waiting for Rock

Monday, Mar, 13 2017

Rylan and Cutter are discussing the art of the new rock release like when's the right time? How it becomes available? And should we go back to having to wait in line at midnight outside your favorite record store. Plus Shaun Morgan from Seether joins Cutter to talk about...you guessed it...their new release. Seether just put out the song "Let You Down" and have a new album coming out on May 12th called Poison the Perish.


Listen to "Epiosode 5: Waiting for Rock" on Spreaker.

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Indecent Exposure: Sylar

Wednesday, Mar, 8 2017

Sylar is a new(ish) band on Hopeless records who are on tour with Memphis May Fire right now and playing The Rave in Milwaukee tomorrow night. Check out this new song from their album Help called "Soul Addiction" and let us know if you're showing it some Razor love or Razor hate.


posted by: Cutter