Black Rebel Motorcycle is back, not just with their characteristic roar but with some spacious, ambient moments as well. The trio of Peter Hayes, Robert Levon Been and Leah Shapiro recently announced that their seventh full-length (or sixth if you discount the 2008 instrumental album), “Specter at the Feast” would be out March 19 via Vagrant Records.. Sharp-toothed tracks like “Rival” and “Teenage Disease” recall BRMC’s early, noisy days 11 years ago in L.A., while “Returning,” “Fire Walker” and “Lullaby” offer more painterly (and melancholy) takes on their distinctive atmospherics. If those latter tracks don’t, the first single speaks to BRMC’s outlook as they undertook th new album — it’s a cover of the Call’s “Let the Day Begin.” The song is a tribute to Been’s father, Michael, the Call’s frontman who had mentored BRMC and traveled with the band. [For more, see See Rolling Stone's interview.]
||| Download: “Let the Day Begin” (using widget after the jump)
||| Live: BRMC plays June 1 at the Wiltern, supported by Thenewno2.