Social Distortion has unleashed the first full audio sample from their upcoming full length, Hard Times And Nursery Rhymes. The first listen comes courtesy California’s KROQ radio, and comes in the form of the song “Machine Gun Blues.” The track sits smack in the middle of the album’s eleven track run at number five. The band takes full production credit for the album. In an accompanying interview frontman Mike Ness comments on his band’s full production responsibilities:
“It’s something I’ve always wanted to do,” Ness explains. “I love being on that side of the board. Even though I’ve co-produced all of our records, I always was there for everything. It just came to a point where I was like ‘I think I want to try this, I want to do this ourselves.’ By being at the helm this time allowed so much more focus for me to the fine details of every aspect of it, whether it was performances, or tones, or arrangements, backing vocals….everything.”
Listen to “Machine Gun Blues” here.