World-renowned guitarist Joe Satriani recently announced the upcoming release of his 19th studio album, The Elephants of Mars, set for release April 8, 2022. Now, he unleashes his newest single, “Pumpin’,” via his new label, earMUSIC, the international rock label of entertainment group Edel.
Pre-orders continue to be available for fans, and include a special limited digipack CD release featuring seven double-sided cards of original artwork by Satriani representing each song from the album. In addition, several colored vinyl options will be available as well to pre-order including orange, pink, and a special purple version sold through Guitar Center only.
New single, “Pumpin’” showcases the band’s funky fusion party side, as Satriani describes “Pumpin’” as a high-energy, funky celebration about the visceral side of being alive. “Heart pumpin’, living large, moving fast and feelin’ good!”
Check out “Pumpin’” on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/XdoUtn07zig
The critical acclaim for the new album is in, with Guitarist Magazine calling the album “a multi-layered delight from start to finish,” and the video for the first single, “Sahara,” has now been viewed over 1+ million times since its release just a few weeks ago!
In 2020, with time constraints removed, The Elephants of Mars truly represents the album that Satriani himself hoped he could deliver with his band. “We did everything. We tried the craziest ideas. And we entertained every notion we had about turning something backwards, upside down, seeing what could happen.”
Similarly, the creative gates were wide open for all of the musicians to take liberties on the songs for The Elephants of Mars and share a side of themselves they hadn’t previously been able to.
For over three decades, the guitar virtuoso has traveled the world, playing to sold-out crowds as both a headliner and as the founder of the all-star “G3” guitar extravaganza. Satriani’s studio and live recordings have sold more than 10+ million copies worldwide to date, and, of his many solo albums, two have gone Platinum and four others went Gold — with 15 GRAMMY Award nominations between them.
His side project, Chickenfoot, featuring former Van Halen frontman Sammy Hagar, former bassist Michael Anthonym and Red Hot Chili Peppers’ drummer Chad Smithm saw their debut album certified Gold and their second studio album debuted at #9.
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