Knoxville’s 10 Years will release Minus The Machine on July 17 on their own Palehorse Records in conjunction with Warner Music Group’s Independent Label Group. The album marks the band’s first release on their own label after a long tenure at Universal.
10 Years frontman Jesse Hasek explains the decision to release the album independently, saying “We wanted to create an album that has no boundaries.” He continues, “When you feel like you’re being told to go through motions and jump through hoops, it takes the heart out of it. It’s better to do what comes naturally and then figure out the after-effect.”
The band kicked off the “Minus The Machine” headlining tour on June 27th in New Orleans, supported by Fair To Midland and KYNG. The four-week tour will take the band to Dallas, Nashville, Chicago and more, and also includes a hometown show in Knoxville on July 6th.
After a hugely-successful year and a half tour to support their previous record Feeding The Wolves, the rock quartet is ready to get back on the road and see the fans. “We live and die by the loyalty of the club audiences. Our fans are loyal. They travel with us, and they want us to be loyal to ourselves” says Hasek. “What we tried to do on this album is really give them what they want because they’ve been so good to us through the ups and downs of our career.”
Minus The Machine will be the band’s fifth studio album, following their successful 2010 release Feeding The Wolves, which broke into the Billboard Top 200 list at 12. Billboard proclaims “10 Years hits a sweet spot between rock and metal” and Outburn declares the band “succeeds at making solid rock songs with subtle unique touches and nuances.”