Soul Asylum

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Legacy Recordings is proud to announce the release of The Silver Lining, the first new studio album in eight years from the legendary American band Soul Asylum, on Tuesday, July 11.Soul Asylum, the mythic garage rockers who helped shape the newly emerging contours of college radio alt-rock in the 80s before becoming Grammy-winning multi platinum superstars in the 90s, will celebrate the band's third decade with the long-awaited release of The Silver Lining.Recorded and co-produced by Soul Asylum with Grammy Award winner Steve Hodge (Boston, Janet Jackson, Sting, Usher, Rod Stewart) and John Fields at Flyte Tyme and the Terrarium studios in Minneapolis, the new Soul Asylum album marks the group's first full-length studio outing since 1998's Candy From A Stranger and first new release since 2004's After The Flood: Live From The Grand Forks Prom June 28, 1998.Many of the tracks on The Silver Lining - including "Crazy Mixed Up World," "Standing Water," "Success Is Not So Sweet," "Good For You," and "Oxygen" - showcase the final recordings of original Soul Asylum bassist Karl Mueller, whose alchemical flow and pulse drive and anchor some of the strongest and most musically mature recordings of the band's career.Not long after finishing work on the new Soul Asylum album, Karl Mueller - who'd been playing music with Dave Pirner and Dan Murphy since they'd formed the garage power trio Loud Fast Rules in 1981 -died at home of throat cancer on June 17, 2005. The Silver Lining pays tribute to the unassuming genius of his musicianship and the pure rock 'n' roll in his heart.The Silver Lining captures Soul Asylum the band at its best: swinging, soothing, and rocking. Dave Pirner's penetrating and provocative song craft reaches new heights on the album as his disarming delivery blending into guitarist Dan Murphy's intuitive mix of hard-rock chops and reflective guitar patterns."I'm really proud of this record," said Dan Murphy. "It's a guitar record and it was really fun to record. It will always remind me of Karl when I listen to it. He was really sick, but still pulled through and finished it in Soul Asylum fashion.""It makes me think of Karl," agreed Dave Pirner. "It was long overdue to record exclusively in Minneapolis because we hadn't done so in 15 years and the natural surroundings of home was something we needed. We feel extra proud of it because we did it on our own."Rounding out the Soul Asylum line-up on The Silver Lining is an extraordinarily simpatico rhythm section: former Replacement Tommy Stinson on bass (standing in for the late great Karl Mueller) and legendary Minneapolis drummer Michael Bland (whose resume runs from Prince and Paul Westerberg to the Dixie Chicks and his own band Sons of Almighty).From teenage garage band to indie icons on the cover of the Rolling Stone, from the 7th Street Entry to the Bill Clinton Inauguration, from Twin Tone to the majors, from 1984's "Say What You Will Clarence...Karl Sold The Truck" to winning 1994's Best Song Grammy (for "Runaway Train"), Soul Asylum lives up to its reputation as a great American rock band continuing to find and illuminate The Silver Lining.