Atlantic recording group STONE TEMPLE PILOTS has announced the upcoming release of their hugely anticipated self-titled studio album “STONE TEMPLE PILOTS.” This will be the first studio release since 2001’s certified gold “Shangri-La Dee Da.” This also marks the "comeback" (if you will) of one of the most successful bands from the 90´s. Separating in 2003, The return was a refreshing delight to fans when announced. With their new album the band takes shape of their sound and mixes up a 60´s vibe as well. The self titled release, Stone Temple Pilots, is what we all needed from the garbage that has been coming out lately in the rock scene. Described from the DeLeo bothers as reminiscent to “Paul Revere and the Raiders” and driven by the sound of the sixties, is a complete description of this new album.
You cant deny the chemistry the band has together. Yes, they have done solo albums and the DeLeo brothers formed Army of Anyone that kind of still sounded like STP but with Robert Patrick; Good nonetheless but not STP. The Deleo Brothers have it again with Weiland from the very beginning to the end of the album. Any STP will enjoy this album as it has their signature sounds but with added classic rock flavor. The hooks on this album are impeccable, I cant really find a track that cant be released as a single.
Speaking of singles "Between The Lines" is the first released and a great track for modern rock radio to show these boys are back and in full action. "Hickory Dichotomy" has a very southern feel to it and will honestly be stuck in your head for days on end. Weiland shows that his voice is still as good as it was in 7 years ago and the bands gel still strong as ever. Who knows if this will be the case on tour, but the CD has it all. "Bagman" and "Cinnamon" are classic STP tracks that could have fit into any one of their albums. "Maver" ends the album beautifuly with the mellow arrangement. Its like STP never left. They just release great music that applies to a wide variety of fans around the world.