311 PREP ‘UNIVERSAL PULSE’ RELEASE

By: Maria Ciezak
For BiggerThanBeyonce.Com

311; a band that just seems to get better and better with time. I think the reason I respect these guys so much is that their fan base is one of the most solid on the planet. Not only are they dedicated, with each album their fans also support the continual growth and maturity of the band. I have seen them live over ten times, and have yet to get bored with them. In fact, it always leaves me wanting more.

The boys of 311 are back this summer with a world tour and a new single called Sunset in July, taken from their new album, Universal Pulse, due out July 19th. This will be the group’s 10th studio record — pretty impressive for a band that still manages to rock the mainstream world pretty hard.

Lead singer Nick Hexum recently described the new single in an interview with Spin Magazine stating:

“It’s about how the more fun you have, the faster life flies by. Most nights in July we’re on stage as the sun is setting. You can actually see the crowd losing their inhibitions as the daylight fades away. We get off on watching the crowd at our shows, which inspired the song’s chorus. People in the first few rows look like they’re in another dimension. Maybe they’re high — but we like to think it’s the power of music!”

This is a great mix of old and new 311, and I cannot wait to hear the new album and check out their latest tour. (Oh yeah, and Sublime with Rome is a part of the lineup, which is even more of a reason to check out the boys on the road.)

They remind me of what music is really about — unity!

Enjoy.

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