Multi-platinum band 311 have formally announced on June 23 the release of their 12th studio album MOSAIC (BMG) alongside the reveal of its unique album cover--which is made up of nearly 10,000 photos submitted by fans. Even the image of the 5 band members on the cover is made up of tiny fan photos--to solidify the concept of band and fans as one. Fans can view a high-resolution pan & zoom mosaic of the cover image now at 311AlbumArt.com.
“This cover captures the spirit of the collective nature that is 311--band and fans together to form something greater than the sum of its parts.” says NICK HEXUM (singer/guitarist). CHAD SEXTON (drums) adds, “We have a very symbiotic relationship with our fans that see us on tour year after year. We wanted to have an album title that would describe our fan base, our band & our music. And to tie all of this into a concept that could be presented in the album artwork as well.”
MOSAIC’s first single “Too Much To Think”--one of 17 songs from the new album, which NICK HEXUM calls “a menagerie of styles created by five friends and our extended musical family at our best! Innovation, fun, chops, and heart”--premiered at alternative radio on March 10--and is already #28 on the Alternative chart. Watch the lyric video for the song (here). The album was produced by John Feldmann (Blink-182, Panic! At The Disco, etc.) and Scotch Ralston (who produced 311’s iconic Transistor, Soundsystem and Stereolithic albums). With MOSAIC, 311 are approaching their 10th consecutive Top 10 album debut on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart.
PHOTO L-R: Drummer CHAD SEXTON, singer/guitarist NICK HEXUM, singer S.A. MARTINEZ, guitarist TIM MAHONEY and bassist P-Nut
311 will hit the road summer 2017 for an eight-week headlining tour of North America. Marking the group’s 18th consecutive summer headlining the U.S, the outing features special guests New Politics plus The Skints / Passafire (on select shows). 311 will also make headline appearances at several festivals and radio events. *The full tour itinerary (June 22-Aug 20) is listed below and at: http://www.311.com/shows.
MOSAIC is available to pre-order now at Pledge Music http://www.pledgemusic.com/ThreeEleven and all other digital service providers here: http://smarturl.it/MosaicAR.