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The Black Crowes announce new album “Happiness Bastards”

Author Hernan Osuna - 15.1.2024

Southern rock band The Black Crowes have announced their first new album in 15 years. The LP, titled “Happiness Bastards”, is set to be released on March 15 via the band’s own record label, Silver Arrow Records.

The first single from the upcoming album, a song called “Wanting And Waiting“, is out now. Listen to it below.

The band recorded the LP with big-deal producer and former Crowded House/Wallflowers guitarist Jay Joyce, and country star Lainey Wilson guests on one track.

On January 12, the southern rock outfit took to Instagram to announce the new full-length release. “Leaving the bullshit in the past… 15 years since our last album of new music, we present ‘Happiness Bastards’, our 10th studio album out March 15,” read the post’s caption, attached to a video of a man glueing posters of the album’s artwork onto a brick wall plastered with the group’s old album covers.

Chris Robinson (lead vocals) stated: “Happiness Bastards is our love letter to rock n’ roll. Rich and I are always writing and creating music; that has never stopped for us, and it is always where we find harmony together. This record represents that.

Guitarist Rich Robinson added; “This album is a continuation of our story as a band. Our years of experience writing and making music and touring the world are represented in this record, and we were brilliantly guided by one of the best producers in the business, Jay Joyce. I am incredibly proud of what we put together.”

“Happiness Bastards” Tracklist:
01-Bedside Manners
02-Rats and Clowns
03-Cross Your Fingers
04-Wanting and Waiting
05-Wilted Rose (feat. Lainey Wilson)
06-Dirt Cold Sun
07-Bleed It Dry
08-Flesh Wound
09-Follow the Moon
10-Kindred Friend

Pre-order the album here: