Rodrigo y Gabriela announce new album, Mettavolution, share Pink Floyd cover “Echoes”: Stream

Guitar virtuosos are back with the first LP in five years

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Rodrigo y Gabriela, photo by Ebru Yildiz

    Rodrigo y Gabriela have announced their new album, Mettavolution, set for an April 26th release via ATO Records. Serving as the acoustic rock duo’s first full-length in five years, the LP follows 2014’s 9 Dead Alive.

    The guitar virtuosos have been working on Mettavolution for three years. Originally composed in their Ixtapa, Mexico studio, they road-tested the new material while touring the world. Eventually, they joined producer Dave Sardy (Oasis, LCD Soundsystem) in Los Angeles to record the seven final tracks.

    Much of the music explores “Rod and Gab’s passionate interest in Buddhism, the history of human evolution and the liberation of the potential we have as a species,” and that includes their cover of Pink Floyd’s “Echoes”. “That track, specially the Live at Pompeii version means a lot to us, we even made a huge visual reference in our video for ‘Hanuman’,” the pair say in a press release. “Besides that, the lyrics are even more relevant now than they were 45 years ago, the search for knowledge about ourselves, it’s becoming a key element for survival these days, that’s what evolution is all about at the end of the day.”


    As a preview of Mettavolution, Rod y Gab have shared their nearly 19-minute long take on “Echoes”. Take a listen below.

    Pre-orders for Mettavolution are going on now. Rodrigo y Gabriela are also holding a Facebook Live event today, January 31st, at 12:00 p.m. ET from their studio in Mexico, so head to their Facebook page for that.

    Below, find the Mettavolution album art and tracklist below.

    Mettavolution Artwork:

    Rodrigo y Gabriela Mettavolution abum cover artwork

    Mettavolution Tracklist:
    01. Mettavolution
    02. Terracentric
    03. Cumbé
    04. Electric Soul
    05. Krotona Days
    06. Witness Tree
    07. Echoes


    Rodrigo y Gabriela promise to announce a round of North American tour dates soon. In the meantime, check out their current itinerary below.

    Rodrigo y Gabriela 2019 Tour Dates:
    04/13 – Munich, DE @ Technikum
    04/15 – Berlin, DE @ Columbia Theater
    04/17 – Bourges, FR @ Printemps de Bourges
    04/18 – Luxembourg, LX @ den Atelier
    04/19 – Brussels, BE @ Cirque Royal
    04/21 – Dublin, IE @ Olympia Theatre
    04/24 – London, UK @ Roundhouse
    04/25 – Paris, FR @ Olympia
    04/27 – Chamonix, FR @ Musilac Mont Blanc


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