Chevelle is set to return with their fifth studio album titled: Sci-Fi Crimes on September 1st. The album, released on Epic Records, features the single "Jars" which is out now.
Chevelle is set to return with their fifth studio album titled: Sci-Fi Crimes on September 1st. The album, released on Epic Records, features the single “Jars” which was the number one most added track at rock radio and the single is quickly becoming one of the band’s biggest hits to date entering the Top 20 after only two weeks. A quick glance at the title of their new album may give their legions of longtime fans pause. Sci-Fi Crimes Song titles like “Roswell” and “Highlands Apparition”? Have the same guys who delivered 2004’s dynamically crunchy This Type of Thinking (Could Do Us In) and the melodic heaviosity of 2007’s Vena Sera gone conspiracy-theory flaky, wearing tinfoil hats and praying to Mr. Spock? “Much as I love the Flaming Lips, we’re not going off in that direction,” laughs singer/guitarist Pete Loeffler. “If anything, this record represents a natural progression in the band’s maturity and sound. We really wanted to take the time to write about some of our experiences and feelings since our last tour, both during and in the time afterwards.” In fact, the title Sci-Fi Crimes was inspired by some off-road adventures with one “friend,” whom Pete describes as “this really off-the-wall character, who was driving us around, who believes so whole-heartedly in aliens and UFOs that the subject just really piqued my interest.” The Chicago-based trio spent seven weeks co-producing Sci-Fi Crimes with Brian Virtue in Nashville, Tennessee. Chevelle are currently on the road all summer long with Staind and Shinedown where they are previewing some of their new material, alongside hits from their previous releases.