Rock Cellar Magazine has just been tipped off that there will be a new album from the 1980s psychedelic power-pop band Translator.
RCM confirmed with the original members that the new record Big Green Lawn will come out April 17th and will feature 7 new songs. Though the band has regrouped for several notable live performances, this will be the first new Translator studio recordings in 26 YEARS.
Big Green Lawn mines the rock/jangle/prog/psychedelic Translator sound that led Rolling Stone Magazine to remark
The basic, unrepentant rock-in-your face attitude… should be a lesson to other young bands on major labels who get suckered into glamming up their sound for radio at the expense of their stage guts…
Darlings of critics, and indie and mainstream audiences alike, Translator bridged the gap between the ’80s MTV aesthetic and the garage/new-wave DIY musical style. During the early ’80s the band released 4 cult favorites on the 415/Columbia record label and had moderate hits with Everywhere That I’m Not and Unalone.
For Big Green Lawn Translator have pulled together all 4 founding members – guitarists/songwriters Steve Barton & Robert Darlington, drummer Dave Scheff and bassist Larry Dekker.
In an exclusive statement to Rock Cellar Magazine, the Translator camp says humbly about their reunion:
“There are 17 things that exist, 4 of which are Translator. The other lucky 13 are under constant debate and endless review.”
The album is distributed by RedEye, and will most likely be digital only. As soon as we know where to get it, we’ll let you know.
Here’s a clip of Soul On Fire off the new record:
Big Green Lawn – Track Listing
Soul On Fire, Big Green Lawn, Every Night I Change, Better Days, New Kind Of Sin, Time Of The Miracles, Everywhere About You