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Oasis Sings From Its ‘Soul’ On New Album

Oasis’ new album, “Dig Out Your Soul,” has been penciled in for an Oct. 7 release via Big Brother Records. The first single will be “The Shock of the Lightning.”

“If ‘The Shock Of The Lightning’ sounds instant and compelling to you, it’s because it was written dead fast,” guitarist Noel Gallagher says. “And recorded dead fast. ‘The Shock of The Lightning’ basically is the demo. And it has retained its energy,”

“Soul” was produced by Dave Sardy and includes songs from all four band members. A track list has yet to be announced.

“I wanted to write music that had a groove; not songs that followed that traditional pattern of verse, chorus and middle eight,” Gallagher says. “I wanted a sound that was more hypnotic; more driving.”

The album is the follow-up to 2005’s “Don’t Believe the Truth,” which has sold 201,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

Oasis is in the process of signing a North American marketing and distribution deal for “Dig Out Your Soul”; as reported last week, Sony BMG will handle the project internationally.

via billboard