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Soul Asylum’s ‘Delayed Reaction’ due out July 17

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Though the band has been hinting at a new release for a while now, it was just today that Soul Asylum unveiled the details for their new studio album, Delayed Reaction. The band is partnering with 429 Records, home to other commercially successfully ’90s alt rock bands like Gin Blossoms, Cracker, Everclear, and the Proclaimers, to release the new album on July 17.

Notably, the album will be Soul Asylum’s first in six years as well as their first without bassist Karl Mueller, who passed away from cancer in June of 2005. Their 2006 album, The Silver Lining, featured Mueller’s bass playing on many of the tracks and also some bass work from Tommy Stinson; Stinson has since replaced Mueller in the band and was involved in the recording of Delayed Reaction along with drummer Michael Bland (Prince, Mayda) and founding Soul Asylum members Danny Murphy and Dave Pirner.

So far, the only gig on the books is next month at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, where Pirner also lives part-time, but it seems likely that the band could be slated to perform at one of the larger outdoor festivals in the Twin Cities this summer. Both SoundTown, which is taking place July 26-28, and the new Live Nation festival on Harriet Island, scheduled for June 23 and 24, are expected to reveal their lineups in the coming weeks.

For now, here’s the track listing for Delayed Reaction, which was recorded in New Orleans, Los Angeles, and Minneapolis, and overseen by producer John Fields:

1. Gravity
2. Into The Light
3. The Streets
4. By The Way
5. Pipe Dream
6. Let’s All Kill Each Other
7. Cruel Intentions
8. The Juice
9. Take Manhattan
10. I Should’ve Stayed In Bed