DANKO JONES releases new single “Good Time” with a hilarious karaoke-themed music video!
New album Electric Sounds out September 15, 2023, via Sonic Unyon Records!
Are you ready to rock? Do you want a good time? Do you want to get high?
If the answer to any (or all!) of those questions is yes, then the undisputed kings of balls-out rock’n’roll are back to provide maximum satisfaction. An elite, three-man squad, dedicated to the noble art of riffs, melodies and life-affirming rock anthems, DANKO JONES are ready to serve up all the Electric Sounds you could possibly need!
September 15, 2023 will see the Canadian trio release their hotly-anticipated eleventh studio album, Electric Sounds, via Sonic Unyon Records. Following the first album appetizer, "Guess Who's Back," which has already amassed over 350k streams, today DANKO JONES are premiering their newest single. The muscular new wave strut of "Good Time" also comes with a hilarious karaoke-themed music video featuring a guest appearance by Inge Johansson (currently in Gatuplan, previously of Against Me! and International Noise Conspiracy)! The clip was directed by Philip Hovensjö at Horseboy (Yung Lean, Martin Garrix, Victor Leksell and many more).
As the new DANKO JONES track proves, Electric Sounds promises to have the instant sound and feel of a classic. Hands down, with DANKO JONES, you are going to have a good time, rock as hard as you can, always at full volume, while Electric Sounds is a deceptively diverse affair. No band has ever sounded more ready to hit the road than the pumped-up threesome showcased on a hell-for-leather rager that is "Good Time" (now available on all digital services HERE)! Danko confirms: “Good Time is the song you need to hear when you’re not ready to throw in the towel. It also rocks very very very hard and has a lot of swear words.”
Have a good time and watch the new DANKO JONES clip, feat. Inge Johansson, HERE!
Formed in Toronto in 1996, DANKO JONES have seen and done just about everything over the last quarter of a century. Powered by a DIY punk rock spirit, and inspired by the good, great and grotesque of electrified rock ‘n’ roll, they have steadily built a colossal international fan base and become one of the most acclaimed live bands around, embraced by everyone from mainstream radio-rock fans to die hard metalheads. Along the way, they have released ten widely praised studio albums, generating a peerless repertoire of fists-in-the-air crowd-pleasers into the bargain.
From the spiky blues of 2002’s Born A Lion and the crazed power-pop of its follow-up We Sweat Blood (2003), to the priapic perfection of 2010’s Below The Belt, the band’s knack for hitting rock’s sweet spot has never wavered. Over the last decade, DANKO JONES have visibly moved up a few gears. Since frontman Danko and bassist JC joined forces with drummer Rich Knox, the band’s creative fire has blazed more brightly than ever. A succession of all-killer, no-filler albums – Fire Music, Wild Cat, A Rock Supreme, Power Trio – has led to even more gung-ho touring and unapologetic service to the rock cause. With Electric Sounds, Toronto’s archbishops of amplification prove that even a global pandemic couldn’t stop DANKO JONES.
Power Trio, the band’s last full-length, saw great success worldwide and particularly at home in Canada. The album garnered millions of streams and saw features in NEXT Magazine, NOW Magazine, Loudwire, Metal Sucks, Guitar World, CTV News Atlantic, The Strombo Show, Global News, CBC Music, Exclaim! Magazine, Louder Sound, BraveWords and more. Lead single, “I Want Out,” drew in countless accolades, including a hot spot as the 2021 #49 Most Played Song at Active Rock radio in Canada. The single also racked up a host of Top-40 achievements including #1 CBC Rock, #1 Futures BDS Rock, #1 New Airplay Mediabase Active Rock, #1 Most Added Mediabase Active Rock, #4 Most Added BDS Rock, #5 New Airplay Mediabase Active Rock, #7 Top Gainer Mediabase Active Rock, #13 Mediabase Active Rock, #17 BDS Mainstream Rock, #32 Billboard Rock, and many more. Hitting #1 at Rock Radio in Germany and reaching Top 15 in Canada, the track received a ton of airplay globally.
When charismatic frontman Danko recaps the past few years, he says “not working for two years really felt like touring rock bands were being put out to pasture. But I guess that only made us try harder. We were still able to record and release an album during the pandemic (Power Trio, 2021). We toured as soon as we were allowed. Now that Electric Sounds is getting released, it doesn’t feel like we missed a beat. During the pandemic, we moved away from each other. JC lives in Finland and Rich lives in Prince Edward Island. So the writing for this band has changed. We used to bash out ideas in our rehearsal place, day after day, but it’s more about sending files back and forth now. However, last summer, while on tour, we did manage to jam out ideas in a rehearsal room in Berlin for a few days.”
Armed with yet another stone cold classic, DANKO JONES will launch themselves into 2023 like men on a renewed mission to rock the living shit-lights out of anyone and everyone that wants to join the party. After 27 years of active service, the trio’s commitment and intensity continues to grow, and their popularity and prominence continues to follow an upward route.
“I’d like to think Electric Sounds falls in line with all our previous albums,” says Danko. “Over the years, we’ve carved out a sound and we’re sticking to it. But if you were to zoom in and compare it to other albums, I’d like to think it’s a bit faster than our other albums. Initially, I wanted all the songs to sound like our song, Cadillac - plodding, mid-tempo, heavy, and to the point. Our songs are usually about rocking, wanting to rock, enjoying life while rocking, and sometimes I’ll sing about a woman. You can expect zero surprises!”
Electric Sounds was produced by Eric Ratz, and features guest spots from Tyler Stewart (Barenaked Ladies), Damian Abraham (Fucked Up) and guitarist Daniel Dekay (from Canadian thrash legends Exciter). Slated for a release on September 15, 2023 through Sonic Unyon Records, the album pre-sale has just started – get yours now HERE!
Electric Sounds track listing:
01. Guess Who's Back
02. Good Time
03. Electric Sounds
04. Get High?
05. Stiff Competition
06. She's My Baby
07. Eye for an Eye
08. I Like It
09. Let's Make Out
10. What Goes Around
11. Shake Your City
DANKO JONES is:
Danko Jones – Vocals/Guitar
John Calabrese – Bass
Rich Knox – Drums
DANKO JONES live:
12.10.2023 Waterloo ON / Maxwell’s
13.10.2023 Toronto ON / The Axis Club
14.10.2023 Ridgeway ON / The Sanctuary
EU / UK Tour dates:
17.06.2023 BE Dessel / Graspop Metal Meeting
22.06.2023 HU Budapest / Harley Davidson 120th Festival
23.06.2023 CH Bad Ragaz / Quellrock
24.06.2023 DE Norderstedt, Schleswig-Holstein / Match Börner Open Air
14.07.2023 DE Osnabrück / Talge Open Air
21.07.2023 NO Tromsø / Bukta Festival
22.07.2023 FI Laukaa / John Smith Rock Festival
04.08.2023 SE Ulricehamn / U-Port Musikweekend
11.08.2023 DK Horsens / Jailbreak Festival
18.08.2023 CH Plaffeien, Schwarzsee / Lac Noir Festival
14.11.2023 FI Helsinki / Tavastia
16.11.2023 NL Zwolle / Hedon*
17.11.2023 LU Luxemburg / Den Altier*
18.11.2023 BE Leuwen / Het Depot*
19.11.2023 NL Amsterdam / Melkweg*
21.11.2023 DK Copenhagen / Pumpehuset*
22.11.2023 NO Oslo / Rockefeller*
24.11.2023 SE Stockholm / Debaser*
25.11.2023 SE Malmö / KB*
27.11.2023 NL Arnhem / Luxor Live*
28.11.2023 DE Köln / Essig Fabrik*
29.11.2023 DE Berlin / Festsaal Kreuzberg*
01.12.2023 DE Aschaffenburg / Colosal*
02.12.2023 DE Leipzig / Täubchenthal*
03.12.2023 UK Trecco Bay Holiday Park, Porthcawl / Planet Rockstock
05.12.2023 DE Lindau / Club Vauduville*
06.12.2023 CH Zürich / Dynamo*
07.12.2023 IT Mailand / Legend Club*
09.12.2023 FR Paris / Backstage by the Mill*
10.12.2023 NL Bergen Op Zoom / Gebouw*
12.12.2023 UK Bristol / Thekla*
13.12.2023 UK Glasgow / King Tuts*
14.12.2023 UK Nottingham / Rescue Rooms*
15.12.2023 UK Manchester / Rebellion*
16.12.2023 UK London / Garage*
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