12 Rods Announce First Album in 21 Years, Release New Song

    Minneapolis-based rock band 12 Rods have announced their first new album in 21 years. The follow-up to 2002’s Lost Time is called If We Stayed Alive, and it arrives July 7 via American Dreams and Ryley Walker’s Husky Pants Records. Today, they’ve shared the record’s lead single, ‘My Year (This Is Going To Be)’, which you can hear below.

    The new album came together after frontman Ryan Olcott found some of the band’s unfinished demos during lockdown. “These are songs that I forgot about,” Olcott said in a statement. “It took a couple days to get my voice back with that range and that power, but I can do it!” He added, “To be honest, I think it’s the best material I’ve had to offer so far.”

    If We Stayed Alive Cover Artwork:

    If We Stayed Alive Tracklist:

    1. All I Can Think About
    2. My Year (This Is Going To Be)
    3. Private Spies
    4. Comfortable Situation
    5. The Beating
    6. Hide Without Delay
    7. Twice

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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