The first new music in nine years from Stone Temple Pilots has arrived.
The Los Angeles alt-rockers just posted "Between the Lines," the lead single off their May 25 self-titled reunion release, to their website. Listen below!
The track is quintessential STP: melodic, catchy, and heavy. It kicks off with some heavy drum fills and snappy talk-singing from singer Scott Weiland -- sounding like he's been listening to a lot of Bob Dylan -- then drops into a gritty chorus with a clapping drum beat: "You always were my favorite drug / Even when we used to take drugs," sings Weiland. Dean DeLeo then steps in for a neo-psychedelic guitar solo.
The band debuted the track live at SXSW, kicking off a short U.S. tour behind the new album. Their Austin, TX, set showed a group at the top of their game, strutting through a 16-song set including "Huckleberry Crumble," "Bagman," and "Hickory Dichotomy" -- and inviting Doors guitarist Robby Krieger onstage for a cover of "Roadhouse Blues." Read SPIN's review here.
We recently spoke with brothers and main songwriters Robert and Dean DeLeo, who dished on the new album: "We know what STP sounds like -- we have a sonic blueprint.... [it's] a really cohesive record with songs that are going to be lasting." Click here to read more.
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LISTEN: Stone Temple Pilots, "Between the Lines"
STP tour dates:
3/24, Sioux City, IA (Tyson Events Centre)
3/26, Milwaukee, WI (Eagles Ballroom)
3/27, Chicago, IL (Riviera Theatre)
3/30, Louisville, KY (Palace Theater)
3/31, Detroit, MI (Fillmore)
5/23, Camden, NJ (Susquehanna Bank Center)