American Hi-Fi are releasing today “Safer on the Outside”, the second single off of their upcoming self-titled acoustic album. The song was chosen as a single directly by AHF fans in an online poll, where the classic hit “Safer on the Outside” slightly outnumbered other fan-favorites “Wall of Sound” and “I’m a Fool.”
To celebrate 15 years of activity and 15 years from the release of one of the milestones in pop-rock history, American Hi-Fi got back in the studio to track an acoustic version of their debut album, which was originally released on February 27th, 2001. The band recorded at Sunset Sound, the legendary studio in the heart of Hollywood where such acts as Social Distortion, Van Halen, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Rancid, and Tom Petty have all recorded.
The result is “American Hi-Fi Acoustic”, a re-work of the thirteen songs compiling the original album with a new, fresh, acoustic spirit, being launched with Rude Records exactly 14 years, 364 days, 23 hours, 59 minutes and 59 seconds after the original album release.
Together with the announcement, the band has recently released a video for their classic “Flavor of the Weak”, recorded during the Sunset Sound sessions.
“American Hi-Fi Acoustic” is due out on Rude Records on April 29th, 2016.
You can pre-order your copy here in various formats! In celebration of the best-selling format at the time of the original release of “American Hi-Fi”, pre-order includes a fancy cassette!