The multi-platinum band HOOBASTANK, have released PUSH PULL (via Napalm Records), marking the band’s sixth studio album and their first in six years. PUSH PULL is available on physical CD, LP and everywhere digitally now Here. The 11-song collection features the first single “More Beautiful,” the title track “Push Pull” and a brand-new cover version of Tears for Fears’ classic pop hit “Head Over Heels,” out now Here.
“Being kids of the 80’s and 90’s, we all have such fond memories of the music we grew up listening to,” explains HOOBASTANK’s lead singer DOUG ROBB. “Tears for Fears are a great band whose pop songwriting we admire and “Head Over Heels” is one of our favorites of the era. We got to relive and recapture those nostalgic feelings and we hope it does the original justice.”
Tune-in to watch the nationwide broadcast premiere of “HOOBASTANK.” The concert, filmed live in 4K aired on AT&T* AUDIENCE Network (via DIRECTV Ch 239, AT&T U-verse Ch 1114 and streaming on-demand through DIRECTV NOW). Watch a “Sneak Peek” from the one-hour concert as HOOBASTANK perform the brand new song “Push Pull” HERE and their beloved pop hit “The Reason” HERE. View a behind-the-scenes interview clip from the show Here.
For the new album, the three-time GRAMMY-nominated group partnered with producer Matt Wallace (Faith No More, Deftones, Maroon 5, Andy Grammer) exploring both rock and pop songwriting with a renewed vigor. As a result, PUSH PULL delivers a large-scale, muscular, alternative rock sound combining the best of what brought them here and establishing their presence in the current pop-rock spectrum. Additional album highlights include “True Believer” and “Buzzkill (Before You Say Goodbye)” which shows the band maturing from adolescent to adult relationships and examining the difficulty of keeping alive what fuels them. “We Don’t Need the World” and “There Will Never Be Another” explore the memories which bind two people together. Additionally, DOUG’s lyrics to the headphones-worthy “Fallen Star” were inspired by a memory of watching a military family of a soldier who died in combat, while the go-for-broke “Just Let Go (Who Cares if We Fall),” sums up HOOBASTANK’s current attitude.
Expect HOOBASTANK (DOUG ROBB, Lead vocals/rhythm guitar; DAN ESTRIN, Lead guitar/keyboards; CHRIS HESSE, Drums/percussion/backing vocals; JESSE CHARLAND, bassist/keyboardist/backing vocals) to launch a worldwide tour soon.
The tracklisting for PUSH PULL is as follows:
1. Don’t Look Away
2. Push Pull
3. More Beautiful
4. Head Over Heels
5. True Believer
6. Just Let Go (Who Cares If We Fall)
7. Better Left Unsaid
8. We Don’t Need The World
9. Buzzkill (Before You Say Goodbye)
10. Fallen Star
11. There Will Never Be Another