Egypt Central will release its long-awaited new album this month.
The members of Egypt Central announced this week, the upcoming release of its long-awaited new album Murder in the French Quarter. The band’s latest album will include a total of seven songs. Two of those songs will be previously unreleased pieces. The other five will be previously unreleased demos of songs that were included on the band’s current full length albums—its 2008 self-titled debut and 2011’s White Rabbit.
The members of Egypt Central had a direct hand in the creation of its new compilation. Drummer Blake Allison produced the compilation while bassist Joey “Chicago” Walser developed the compilation’s cover art. The band will count down to the August 19th release of Murder in the French Quarter by debuting a different song from the compilation each day on its official YouTube channel. Allison explained the songs on this record in a recent interview and what audiences can expect from them stating that, “This is a collection of songs in their original versions.” He went on to note that “Before they were dissected and operated on in the studio. These songs are carelessly raw and perfectly imperfect. EGYPT CENTRAL as we were in our truest form.” Allison added to his discussion by explaining the importance of Egypt Central to his own personal life and how it played a role in the creation of Murder in the French Quarter. “For the rest of my life, I will always know that EGYPT CENTRAL is a gigantic reason why I am the way I am,” he said. “The band helped craft the man, the friend and the musician that I am today. The friends (and enemies) that I made during my years with EC will forever be my guidelines for good and bad relationships. Everything was building to Devour the Day, and I know that now, but it would not be possible without EC first. I am so blessed to have had those experiences. This new release was so important to me, because it was the completion of a novel. The final chapter of musical history finding its natural place among the rest of the catalog. There is no real future without coming to a peace about the past, or at least that’s what the fortune cookie said.”
The band posted an open letter to its fans on the official Egypt Central Facebook page this week regarding its upcoming compilation noting that the band’s fans played a role in the band’s decision to develop this compilation, too. The letter reads as follows: “We have seen your posts, we have read your messages and we are pleased to announce that we’ve gone through all our past sessions and our archives to bring you MURDER IN THE FRENCH QUARTER. We didn’t want to hold anything back and wanted to give the greatest fans in the world all of the music we had created in one last release. Blake has gone through every guitar and drum track and produced this ensemble of songs that we hope you all enjoy.”
The track listing for Murder in the French Quarter is listed below.
- Enemy Inside (Rock Mix)
- Citizen Radio
- Over and Under (demo)
- Different (demo)
- Wake Up In Flames (demo)
- Change (demo)
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