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No Doubt Returns With “Push and Shove”

No Doubt: Push and ShoveAfter a lengthy hiatus, No Doubt has released Push and Shove, their first studio album since 2001. While still heavily influenced by Jamaican music, the band took a turn towards the synth-pop bands of the ’70s and ’80s. The writing process also proved to be a new direction, especially for bassist Tony Kanal, who took a page out of Peter Hook’s playing.

“When we wrote this record, I spent most of my energy writing the songs with Gwen and [guitarist] Tom [Dumont],” Kanal told Spin. “I didn’t really worry about building the song production-wise. Because of that I didn’t really focus on my bass lines until really late in the process, which was completely different than every other record we’ve ever made. Some times we’d already put down a synth bass line by the time I was ready to do my part. And that meant the songs didn’t really call for a traditional bass line. So we said, ‘[Screw] it, let’s just go Peter Hook style.’ I’d play melodic bass lines up high on the neck of the bass guitar. A New Order song like ‘Perfect Kiss’ is a great example of what the kind of sound I was getting on our album.”

Push and Shove is available in CD, vinyl and digital formats (iTunes and Amazon MP3).

Preview and download Push and Shove:

Push and Shove Track List:

  1. Settle Down
  2. Looking Hot
  3. One More Summer
  4. Push And Shove
  5. Easy
  6. Gravity
  7. Undercover
  8. Undone
  9. Sparkle
  10. Heaven
  11. Dreaming The Same Dream

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