To celebrate 15 years since the release of one of the milestones in pop rock history, American Hi-Fi ventured back to the legendary Sunset Sound studios where they originally recorded their debut album that was originally released on February 27, 2001.
Sunset Sound is the studio in the heart of Hollywood where such acts Social Distortion, Van Halen, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Rancid, and Tom Petty have all recorded
Together with the announcement, the band has released a video for the hit ‘Flavor Of The Weak’, filmed during the Sunset Sound sessions.
Long time friend Kay Hanley, who shared stages with singer Stacy Jones in Letters to Cleo joins the Boston-based quartet on this album on hit song ‘Another Perfect Day’ as guest vocalist.
‘American Hi-Fi Acoustic’, a re-work of the thirteen songs that form the original album with a new, fresh, acoustic spirit, is set for release on Rude Records exactly 364 days, 23 hours, 59 minutes and 59 seconds after the original album release.
Singer Stacy Jones comments: “The guys at Rude Records asked us if we would be interested in doing an acoustic version of our first album. We said “No”. Haha. Then we thought about it for a minute and decided it sounded fun! It was most definitely a challenge. Translating big guitar, riffy rock music to an acoustic form can be difficult. Part of the reason we agreed to do it is that we like to be tested. This record, being our first, was obviously a pivotal and important time for us, both as a band and personally. It was fun to relive some of those erstwhile emotions as we re-recorded the album. We set up at Sunset Sound and recorded most of the album live with minimal overdubs. Some of the songs retain their original arrangement, while others took on a new life.”
‘American Hi-Fi Acoustic’ is due out on Rude Records on April 29th, 2016.
You can pre-order your copy here in various formats! In celebration of the best-selling format at the time of the original release of ‘American Hi-Fi’, pre-order includes a fancy cassette! By pre ordering the album digitally, you’ll get ‘Flavor of the Weak’ as instant grat track.