[Cover photo credit to Lane Dorsey]
Two-piece Canadian guitar-driven Rock ‘n Roll band, The Standstills have released new single, “Motherlode,” and an accompanying video from their upcoming album, Shockwave, due out November 4th, 2022 via MNRK Music Group. The new single from the record features veteran Rock/Alt band, Eagles Of Death Metal.
On the single and album, vocalist and guitarist Jonny Fox says:
“Renée and I spent some time in LA to get inspired to write what would eventually become our new album, Shockwave. If you are a musician and spend any significant time in Los Angeles you will run into the city’s unofficial mayor, Father Badass, Jesse Hughes. We instantly hit it off, loving similar styles of music and sharing the same outlook on creative arts. Before we knew it, we were at a Bar-B-Que at his place that turned into a full-tilt jam session in his living room that lasted a couple days. Unfortunately, we never stopped to record any of it. Fast forward a few months to when we completed ‘Motherlode’ with Neil Sanderson of Three Days Grace; the song reminded us of our time out West with Jesse, and it just felt natural to as him and Josh Jove to be a part of it. Without a second’s hesitation, Jesse jumped at it. He is truly one of a kind, not afraid to speak his mind, and we loved that.
We’ve completely opened and exposed who we are in a way that we’ve never done before. It felt like the right time. We’ve always gone with our gut instincts. We felt ready to do it. This is the album we’ve been working towards. I hope it connects to people in a deep way, as much as it’s meant to us in the creation and the life experiences that it took to make the album.”
The Standstills will embark on a Canadian arena tour with Three Days Grace, kicking off November 8th, 2022, in Vancouver and concluding in Toronto on November 27th, 2022. The duo will also board the ShipRocked Cruise in 2023 from Florida to Amber Cove, Half Moon Cay, and Grand Turk.