CCCP a return, “More than new new”

CCCP, Ace Frehley and MGMT: the albums to listen to on February 23rd

The Sanremo hangover is partially over with rapid releases linked to the participation of competitors in the Festival, there is once again more space and attention even for records distant from certain circuits. CCCP, Snuts, MGMT and Ace Frehley are four examples, very different from each other, of musical realities with precise identities, ready to churn out records that will be released next Friday. Here, precisely, are our recommendations on the albums to listen to on February 23rd.

CCCP – “More than new new”

On February 23rd, with the instruments already loaded in the car and the navigator set towards Berlin, CCCP released “Altro che Nuovo Nuovo”, a live album with recordings dating back to 1983, exactly at the band’s first concert in their home town of Reggio Emilia. . It is precisely during the presentation to the press of this live sound document that the latest bombshell news is dropped: in the summer of 2024 the original lineup of CCCP (Massimo Zamboni, Giovanni Lindo Ferretti, the meritorious soubrette Annarella and the popular artist Fatur) they return to perform live recovering the band’s old repertoire. At the moment other details have not been disclosed, the complete calendar of summer concerts will follow.

Snuts – “Millennials”

Among the most promising rock bands in the United Kingdom, The Snuts have announced the new album “Millennials”: ten cutting tracks collected in a record out on February 23rd on the band’s newly formed label Happy Artist Records with distribution The Orchard. Not long ago the four Scots shared the track “NPC” with their fans, then came the indie-pop piece “Deep Diving”, described thus: “a raw exploration of our mortality, of the ticking clock of our lives and the consequences of being trapped in the labyrinth of your own mind”, said frontman Jack Cochrane. The band returned to the scene last May, with “Gloria”, the first track of the album, which was followed shortly after by the sunny “Dreams”. The latest preview of the new work is “Millionaires”.

Ace Frehley – “10,000 Volts”

Let yourself be electrified by Ace Frehley’s rock rush: the 72-year-old guitarist and co-founder of Kiss returns with his eighth solo album, four years after the previous “Origins vol. 2”. The album was composed by Frehley in collaboration with Steve Brown, guitarist of Trixter, and contains eleven pieces of electrifying, hard and heavy rock’n’roll. The trademark is the same as that of the man who, thanks to the “Shock me” solo, entered Guitar World’s ranking of the 50 greatest guitar solos of all time (and the 100 greatest heavy metal guitarists ever).

MGMT – “Loss of life”

Two years after “11 + 11 + 11”, MGMT, champions of American indie rock of the 2000s, return with their fifth studio album. “Loss of life” was produced by Andrew VanVyngarden and partners together with Jonathan Patrick Wimberlu, already the ideal half of the synth-pop duo Chairlift (composed together with Caroline Polachek, now very launched as a soloist) and former collaborator of Beyoncé, Solange, Joji . He had already worked with MGMT for “Little dark age” in 2018, the group’s last album of unreleased songs before the live show in 2022. Among the ten pieces included in the album also a collaboration with Christine and the Queens on “Dancing in Babylon”.