Artist of the Week: Bush

Remember the band Bush? We sure do, 1994/95’s “Sixteen Stone” was like a Junior High anthem…crap guess that gives away our average ages. Some 17 years later Gavin and crew are back with a new album, “The Sea of Memories.”

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Recorded with producer Bob Rock (Aerosmith, Metallica), THE SEA OF MEMORIES is the first Bush album to be released via the band’s own imprint, Zuma Rock Records, through an exclusive partnership with eOne Music. The album’s lead single, “The Sound of Winter,” is generating serious buzz and starting to garner heavy radio airplay while rocketing onto the top ten of the iTunes Alternative Chart. The band (vocalist/guitarist Gavin Rossdale, guitarist Chris Traynor, drummer Robin Goodridge, and bassist Corey Britz) recently performed the song on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”

THE SEA OF MEMORIES captures the electricity and trademark intensity of classic Bush delivered in a setting that’s fresh and alive. Songs like “The Sound of Winter,” “The Heart of the Matter” and “All Night Doctors” are propelled by heavy guitar and hypnotic beats, simple song structures and sublime textures.

About the album, Rossdale says, “When making music, you have a choice to repeat what you’ve done or move on. It would’ve been safe to just rework (1994’s debut album) ‘Sixteen Stone’ over and over, but what kind of life would that be? When you’re driving down the road, you’re focused on what’s in front of you; you don’t really think to keep checking in your rear view mirror. I like the idea of art changing, developing and morphing.”

Over the course of their remarkable career, Bush has sold more than 16 million albums in the U.S. and Canada alone. They’ve also compiled an amazing string of 14 consecutive Top 40 hit singles on the Billboard Modern Rock and Mainstream Rock charts, including ten that hit the Top 5.  Four of these became No. 1 hits: “Comedown,” “Glycerine,” “Swallowed” and “The Chemicals Between Us.”