will release Saudades De Rock
(pronounced "sow-dodge"), their first studio album in thirteen years, August 12th on Open E Records. The CD will coincide with their first world tour in over twelve years.
is now premiering a track from Saudades De Rock, called "Comfortably Dumb
," exclusively on the band's UG Profile
The iconic rock foursome - vocalist Gary Cherone
, guitarist Nuno Bettencourt
, bassist Pat Badger
and new drummer Kevin Figueiredo
- recorded their fifth studio offering at NRG Studios in Los Angeles with Bettencourt at the helm as producer and mixer. Saudades De Rock boasts 13 tracks, including the infectious roar of "Star," the groove-laden, swagger of "King," a raw funk rock anthem called "Learn To Love", and the expressive ballad "Ghost."
"'Saudades' was always a beautiful word to me,
explains about the Portuguese album moniker. "It expresses a longing; an underlying sadness for something or someone that's been missing in your life, and never quite sure if it will ever return. In this case, for us, it's Rock and Roll. Saudades de Rock.
adds, "I like how it expresses that longing we've been feeling to play for our fans and be together again.
The multi-platinum, Boston-bred band's 2008 "Take Us Alive
" world tour gets underway on July 29th at The Chance in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. and will be anchored by a hometown gig two days later at the Bank of America Pavilion. In advance of the tour, Extreme will be a co-headliner on July 11th at the five day Rocklahoma Festival in Pryor, OK.
Saudades De Rock
02. Comfortably Dumb
03. Learn To Love
04. Take Us Alive
06. Last Hour
07. Flower Man
08. King Of The Ladies
13. Peace (Saudade)