Alien Ant Farm Pay ‘Homage’ to Musical Favorites With New Single
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Alien Ant Farm are back with their new single ‘Homage.’ The anthemic song is a tip of a hat to their influences and features the band name dropping a diverse slate of artists including The Beatles, Pink Floyd, The Police, Sade, Kiss, Beastie Boys, The Rolling Stones, Stevie Wonder and Otis Redding, just to name a few.
Frontman Dryden Mitchell commented on the song saying, “’Homage’ is plain and simply just what the title says … an homage to various artists that have influenced me/us or at least provided the background to some good times in our lives. The song just had this wonderful nostalgic feel, before the lyrics even got added … and then it just slammed the point home. I really have a special place in my tiny black heart for this big colorful song. Whatever it does on a listener level, I know some folks will get it … immediately.”
‘Homage,’ which is available on iTunes now, will be featured on their upcoming album ‘Always and Forever.’ The effort marks Alien Ant Farm’s first new album in over eight years and is slated to arrive later this year.
Alien Ant Farm broke though with their 2001 album ‘ANTthology,’ which featured their memorable cover of Michael Jackson’s ‘Smooth Criminal.’ The song scored the band a Grammy nomination that year for Best Hard Rock Performance.
The California rockers are currently out on the road now. Their dates can be seen below.
Alien Ant Farm 2014 Tour Dates
9/4 — Monroe, La. — Live Oaks Bar & Ballroom
9/5 — Brossard, La. — The Station Bar and Grill
9/6 — Houston, Texas — Scout Bar
9/7 — Dallas, Texas — Trees
9/9 — Corpus Christi, Texas — Zero’s
9/11 — Lubbock, Texas — Backstage Lubbock
9/12 — Albuquerque, N.M. – Launchpad
9/13 — Scottsdale, Ariz. — Pub Rock Live
10/4 — Sacramento, Calif. — Rio Ramanza Marina
10/17 — West Hollywood, Calif — Whiskey A Go Go
Alien Ant Farm, ‘Homage’ Single Artwork