After two years of waiting, Dean Bernardini and Sam and Pete Loeffler’s alternative rock band, Chevelle, finally released a new single of off their upcoming album. The single, “Face to the Floor” is comprised of the abstract lyrics and Pete’s melodic voice that’s common in most of Chevelle’s songs. However, this song is not that great, but it’s promising. On the bright side, it’s #1 on the U.S Rock Charts this week. Though, “Face to the Floor” sounds like the typical Chevelle song, it’s possible their upcoming album, Hats off to the Bull might sound completely different. Sam and Pete’s sister, Natalie (who is married to Dean) has recorded a song with Pete. This is the first time that Chevelle will have a female vocalist on their album. Also, unlike their last-album, Sci-Fi Crimes, it’s rumored that this album will remain “heavy” as opposed to having a few softer ballads. Whether this is good or bad, I’m not sure. Chevelle can pretty much cover any type of style. They put their own twist to it, which makes listening to their songs more exciting and pleasurable.
From Chicago, Illinois, brothers Joe, Sam and Pete Loeffler formed Chevelle in the 1995. Joe left the band in 2005 due to “irreconcilable differences”. His last album with Chevelle was “This Type of Thinking (Could Do Us In).” Soon after, Dean Bernardini was hired as their new bassist. Chevelle celebrated their 10-year anniversary this January. During the past 10 years, they’ve released five albums, and a DVD. Their 6th Album, “Hats off to Bull” is set to release December 6, 2011. They are currently on tour.