GRAMMY.com Exclusive First Listen: Smash Mouth
GRAMMY-nominated pop/rock quintet Smash Mouth are set to release Magic, their first album in six years, on Sept. 4. Ahead of the album's release, GRAMMY.com has your exclusive first listen to the song "Flippin' Out" featuring hip-hop artist J. Dash.
Originally formed in San Jose, Calif., in 1994 by vocalist Steve Harwell and bassist Paul DeLisle, Smash Mouth currently features drummer Randy Cooke, keyboardist Mike Klooster and guitarist Mike Krompass. In 1997 the band released their debut album, Fush Yu Mang, which peaked at No. 19 on the Billboard 200. Astro Lounge followed in 1999 and earned Smash Mouth their first GRAMMY nomination for Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal for "All Star." The album peaked at No. 6 on the Billboard 200, the band's highest-charting album to date.
Produced by Krompass, Magic is the follow-up to 2006's Summer Girl. The album features 11 songs, nine of which were co-written by Harwell and Krompass, including "Flippin' Out," the title track, which also features J. Dash, and "Justin Bieber." Additionally, in October the band will release Recipes From The Road, a cookbook featuring guest recipes from Food Network star Guy Fieri and GRAMMY winner Sammy Hagar, among others.