moe. is celebrating its milestone 30th anniversary year with the release of their long-awaited new album – the groundbreaking jam band’s first studio LP in more than six years. This Is Not, We Are arrives at all DSPs and streaming services on Friday, June 26 and will see a physical release later in the year; pre-orders for a number of limited edition 30th anniversary and new album merchandise exclusives are available now.
This Is Not, We Are marks the 12th studio album from moe. and first since 2014’s acclaimed No Guts, No Glory– includes eight new songs written by members Chuck Garvey, Alan Schnier, Rob Derhak, Jim Loughlin, and Vinnie Amico, most of which have been fine-tuned over the past two years while the band has spent time on the road. In addition, This Is Not, We Are features one song making its first appearance anywhere, the Garvey-penned “Undertone.”
“We kind of went back to our roots a bit,” Derhak says. “We just wanted to do something that made us feel inspired like we had felt when the band first started. But it also has everything that we’ve picked up along the way, all the good baggage – and maybe some of the bad – that we’ve dragged along for the past 30 years.”
This Is Not, We Are will be rolled out with the premiere of two new album tracks each week – check out the recently released “Jazz Cigarette” below..
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