Art Alexakis—vocal, guitars |
Dave French—guitars |
Josh Crawley—keyboards |
Freddy Herrera—bass |
"In some ways, this album's a lot more aggressive than anything we've done in a long time," Art Alexakis says of Invisible Stars, Everclear’s first collection of new songs in six years as well as the band's first eOne release. "But in other ways, it's a lot more melodic. I like having both of those sides covered."
The new 12-song set embodies the same qualities of sonic punch, sturdy songcraft and edgy introspection that have long endeared Everclear to its large and loyal worldwide fan base. Such new tunes as "Be Careful What You Ask For," "Volcano," "Falling In A Good Way" and "Tiger In A Burning Tree" maintain the same musical and emotional resonance that first struck a responsive chord with listeners in the early 1990s.
"Everything about this record came very naturally, and everything about it feels completely genuine to me," singer/guitarist/songwriter Alexakis notes. "To me, it sounds like an old-school Everclear record in a lot of ways, but it's also contemporized, with the synthesizers and the melody lines. I grew up with The Cars and Devo, and I love the sound of those old analog synthesizers and how they cut through the big guitars." This balance of sound was also evident when Everclear performed songs from Invisible Stars on both The Tonight Show and Jimmy Kimmel Live! earlier this year.