Spock’s Beard have announced that their 13th studio album, Noise Floor will be released on May 25.
The lineup of Ted Leonard, Alan Morse, Dave Meros and Ryo Okumoto will be joined by drummer and original band member Nick D’Virgilio, who left the band in 2011.
Vocalist and guitarist Ted Leonard, says: “We are always about evolution, not revolution. But what we have done this time is make the songs more melodic.
“We still love our crazy prog, but now appreciate how important it is to grab people's attention early on.”
As for the recording process behind Noise Floor, Leonard says: “We all do this type of thing in our home studios. So, by the time they reach the stage where the entire band get to judge them, they are really developed, and therefore everyone can make a reasoned judgement.”
The album will also feature two violinists, a cello player, a viola player and an English horn, which is said to give Noise Floor a “slightly more evocative and persuasive twist.”
The album will be released on CD, LP, and on digital platforms.
Spock’s Beard Noise Floor tracklist
Disc 1 – Noise Floor
To Breathe Another Day
What Becomes of Me
Have We All Gone Crazy Yet
So This Is Life
One So Wise
Box of Spiders
Disc 2 – Cutting Room Floor
Days We’ll Remember