Black Rebel Motorcycle Club discuss Pink Floyd influence on new album

By Live4ever - Posted on 08 Jan 2013 at 4:03am

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club have revealed the ‘traditional’ record building methods epitomised by the likes of Pink Floyd, and more recently Spiritualized, proved to be a strong influence on their new album.

“We always were fans of Pink Floyd and Spiritualized records,” Robert Levon Been has told Rolling Stone.

“As far as real albums where we wanted to attempt to take people on a ride and have songs crossfade and reach over and different tricks we’d always wanted to do, it was kind of fun to get to play around with that.”

The follow-up to 2010’s ‘Beat The Devil’s Tattoo’ will be released in March, with a large world tour also kicking off that month.

The recording of the album was a lengthy process, and was hit by the death of Robert’s father Michael in 2012. “The writing of it has been a really long process,” drummer Leah Shapiro continued. “We were in the rehearsal studio for like a year before I even laid down the first batch of drum tracks.”

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