Rock icons Stephen Stills, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Barry Goldberg, The Rides, are back and gearing up for the release of their second album “Pierced Arrow” which will be released by 429 Records on May 6th. Pierced Arrow, the title of which is a riff on the American classic car of the twenties, was produced by the trio along with bassist Kevin McCormick. The band is rounded out with drummer and Hall of Fame inductee, Chris Layton, of Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble.
The all new album is a collection of original barnburners, soulful ballads and covers that follow in the very successful style and texture set on their chart topping debut album Can’t Get Enough (#1 Blues in Billboard and at iTunes and Amazon and a Top 200 Billboard top 40 debut). However, this time there is even more original material from Shepherd, Goldberg and Stills including the first single Virtual World, a new Stills composition which you can get your hands on today. It’s the sound of a band that has really spent some productive time together and evolved into a cohesive group who’ve taken their music to another level.
For Stills, Shepherd and Goldberg, the process of writing songs from scratch on Can’t Get Enough and then touring opened an exciting new feeling of intimacy that fueled the creative process of writing and recording Pierced Arrow.
A passion for rock and the blues isn’t the only thing The Rides have in common. Stills and Shepherd share a mutual love of classic cars (which inspired the band’s name). In that light, it’s not surprising that the title of their new album is a riff on the famed Pierce-Arrow Motor Car Company, a maker of luxury cars in the first four decades of the 20th Century, it was the ultimate musician’s mode of transportation back in the 20’s and 30’s.
Preorder now and get 3 tracks immediately including Virtual World via iTunes by clicking here, alternatively preorder via Amazon by clicking here. In the meantime check out the track Virtual World below.
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