311 releases its new album, Stereolithic, on Tuesday (March 11th), which is known to the band’s fans as “311 Day.” The album will arrive on the group’s own 311 Records with distribution by INgrooves, making it 311’s first truly independent release since its early days as an unsigned band in Omaha, Nebraska. The new album is the follow-up to 2011’s Universal Pulse, which entered Billboard’s Top 200 Album Chart at Number Seven, making it the band’s 8th straight Top 10 debut.
- Stereolithic is 311’s 11th studio album and it comes out 25 years after the band first got together. Singer Nick Hexum told us a while back that making music for a living is a dream come true:
- “It’s such a blessing to be able to do stuff that would be, I would do for fun, for a hobby, you know, as, make a living out of it. And that’s what me and Chad (Sexton, drums) are always talking about, like, we just look forward to getting into the studio and working on everything — 311, side stuff, you know, it’s a blast.”
- The first single from Stereolithic is “Five Of Everything.”
- Tuesday will also find the band staging its bi-annual “311 Day” mega-concert, in which it often plays for up to six hours and airs a large chunk of its catalog for a crowd of diehard fans. This year’s event will take place in New Orleans.