Boston area-based rock band The Singhs will release its new album Science Fiction on June 4 through Redstar Entertainment (digital, CD and vinyl).
Featuring 12 original songs, Science Fiction was produced by Grammy-winning music producer Tony Visconti (David Bowie, T. Rex, Moody Blues, Morrissey, Thin Lizzy, Paul McCartney, Angelique Kidjo, John Hiatt, etc.).
The making of the album overlapped with Visconti’s production of David Bowie’s latest, The Next Day. Concurrent with the launch of Science Fiction , The Singhs and Redstar will release a free iPad app with a video game-like navigational interface that acts as a portal to content from the band, including, photos, videos, and streamed live performances.
The Singhs – “Hey” from The Singhs on Vimeo.
Content in the app is not static, and will be kept current by the band in an “episodic” fashion, with new music and videos appearing as updates.
According to Redstar Entertainment, the app operates on iPad 2 and later versions, and will also serve as a testing ground for new methods of distributing music. It is intended to be not just a gateway for Science Fiction, but to the Singhs in general, says the company.