Slash Ft Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators release ‘Call Off The Dogs’

New album 4 due Feb 11th

Slash Ft. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators have released new song “Call Off The Dogs,” from their upcoming album titled 4, which is due out February 11th on Gibson Records, in partnership with BMG. The new song follows the first single “The River Is Rising,” the fastest-rising radio debut of Slash’s career cracking the Top 20 at rock radio at No. 13 this week and climbing. A decade and four albums into their career, the new album marks the first new music from the group in four years. A vibrant rock album fueled by memorable guitar hooks and compelling melodies, big choruses, and even bigger riffs; 4 builds on the legacy of Slash Ft. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators’ prior work. 4 is Slash’s fifth solo album, and fourth with Slash and his bandmates Myles Kennedy on vocals, Brent Fitz on drums, Todd Kerns on bass and vocals, and Franks Sidoris on guitar and vocals.

Slash describes the new song “Call Off The Dogs,” “This one was written pretty much on the fly, and in the spirit of the energy of the whole album 4. You can’t overthink something like this song because it kills the spirit. When we got into pre-production, ‘Call Off The Dogs’ came together fairly quickly – just jam it and that’s basically it. And it was probably the last thing that we recorded in the studio.

For 4, each of the members traveled across the country together to Nashville, TN, and recorded the new album at the historic RCA Studio A with producer Dave Cobb (Chris Stapleton, John Prine, Jason Isbell, Brandi Carlile), revealing a stunning new sound and style all captured live in the studio. Cobb shared the band’s desire to lay down the tracks live, in the studio including guitar solos and vocals — a first for the group.

4 will be available in a deluxe vinyl box set featuring a vinyl gatefold jacket in four colors (black, red, blue, and purple), randomly distributed inside a mirrored O-card. Each vinyl is 140-gram black vinyl and comes with a guitar pick, an Axe Heaven Custom Limited Edition 4 Slash Les Paul Mini-Guitar, CD softpack in one of the four colors above (also random), the O-card and a guitar pick, a cassette featuring an exclusive four song live rehearsal titled Live Rehearsal Tape 5/28/21, a 36-page photobook including an SMKC interview and handwritten lyrics, an embroidered sew-on patch, a signed lithograph (limited to the first 500 copies) and a pick tin with four custom Slash guitar picks. A deluxe CD box set, a full album cassette, and standard vinyl and CD packages are also available.

The new album has the added history-making distinction of being the first-ever album to be released on the new Gibson Records label, which is headquartered in the iconic American instrument brand Gibson’s hometown of Music City, Nashville, TN. In light of the 30-year partnership between Gibson and the GRAMMY Award-winning, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Slash, it makes sense the new album will be released via Gibson Records, in partnership with BMG.

Gibson will also commemorate the project with a first-ever limited edition Slash Les Paul Standard 4 Album Edition guitar package that will be released the same day as the album. Only 250 Slash Les Paul Standard 4 Album Edition guitars will be made available for global release on gibson.com and at select authorized Gibson dealers, and the unique guitar package also features the new SMKC album 4 on vinyl with an exclusive case inside that houses the vinyl, a 4 album guitar pick tin containing a variety of pick colors (eight count), a signed SMKC band portrait, and a 4 album decal sticker.

The band is in the midst of a 28 city tour which wraps March 26th in Orlando, FL.

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