Kyle’s album ain’t no tribute – it’s his job to rock!
What does Kyle Gass, One half of the mighty Tenacious D do when he’s not playing with Jack Black in the greatest band in the world? He assembles an otherworldly super-team of badass dudes to back him up in his own project, The Kyle Gass Band, whose self-titled debut album is now set for release on April 20th on SPV’s Steamhammer label.
Our Job To Rock’, the first single taken from the album, will be unleashed on April 13th
Gass is excited as he tells us: “Along with The D’s longtime electric guitarist, John Konesky, resident Sasquatch and guitarist/vocalist, Mike Bray, mythical bass legend, “Uncle Jazz” and percussion genius/international heart-throb Tim Spier, the rollicking gentlemanly ensemble traverses hill and dale to bring earth-shattering rock and roll to the wanting 100’s.”
He goes on a little further: “If you’re lucky enough to catch this man-herd on the road, you’ll surely count it as one of your finest living days. If you’re less lucky (but still quite fortunate) to have only cast ears on the debut recording, then consider yourself nothing short of pregnant. 2 years off-and-on, and in between Tenacious D mega-tours, the accomplished men honed their sound and forged a master-work only craft-able by the deepest knowledge of a master. Men, women, children, domesticated house pets, earth roaming wild mammals, sea-dwelling creatures of the deep, insects, species yet unknown, gods and leaders, universal truths, and earthly lies; all lay wanting in subjugation to the new interstellar constant that is the Kyle Gass Band. Get the record today, throw on some headphones, and take the journey, friends, for you have something the band can never have… The ability to listen, with child-like wonder, to the magic of song, while having no earthly clue how to create such brilliance… Such is the albatross of genius… Such are the chains of unparalleled skill… Such is the KGB.”
Chock full of “good-time rock-and-roll done right, with incredible harmonies, hugenormous guitars and just the slightest dusting of flute”, ‘The Kyle Gass Band’, the KGB’s debut offering, is a wondrous collection of ten equally irresistible, classy, classic compositions. Don’t miss the chance to catch the band play them live at London’s Underworld on May 1st!
24.04. D-Berlin – Postbahnhof
25.04. D-Hamburg – Übel & Gefährlich
26.04. D-Hannover – Musikzentrum
28.04. D-Essen – Turock
29.04. D-Frankfurt a.M. – Nachtleben
01.05. UK-London – Underworld
03.05. D-Karlsruhe – Substage
04.05. D-Munich – Backstage
05.05. D-Nürnberg – Hirsch
06.05. CH-Solothurn – Kofmehl
07.05. CH-Luzern – Schüür
08.05. A-Dornbirn – Conrad Sohm
09.05. A-Vienna – Szene Wien
Kyle Gass – vocals, Guitar
Mike Bray – Vocals, Guitar
John Konesky – Guitar, Vocals
Jason Keene – Bass
Tim Spier – Drums