Seattle-based rock band Brad are set to release their fifth studio album, United We Stand, on April 24. Ahead of the album's release, GRAMMY.com has your exclusive first listen of the soulful riff-based song "Last Bastion."
Formed in Seattle in 1992 by Pearl Jam guitarist Stone Gossard, Brad's current lineup features Gossard on vocals/guitar, drummer Regan Hagar (Satchel), bassist Keith Lowe, and vocalist/pianist Shawn Smith (Pidgeonhed). United We Stand features 10 tracks that embrace a variety of styles, from easygoing pop songs to layered rock tunes.
"After 20 years as a band, Brad's brotherhood remains intact and vibrant," said Gossard. "I couldn't be more excited about our latest opus. A year and a half in the making, United We Stand … is our combined and loving collaboration."
The album marks the band's first release as part of their new partnership with Razor & Tie Entertainment. In addition to United We Stand, Razor & Tie has licensed Brad's entire back catalog and will re-release their previous studio albums — Shame (1993), Interiors (1997), Welcome To Discovery Park (2002), and Best Friends? (2010) — in multiple deluxe configurations beginning later this year. Brad are currently scheduled to play select dates in Seattle (April 27), Los Angeles (May 3) and San Francisco (May 4).