Brothers Benji and Joel Madden (of the band Good Charlotte) have announced a new band that will be called, simply, the Madden Brothers. The band will release their debut album, Greetings From California…, on October 7 via Capitol Records. The band’s first single, “We Are Done” will be out June 2, along with a lyric video.
“The idea was to not hide behind a band name or a genre, but rather to write some songs, and find someone to record them and help us deliver the truest picture of who we are musically,” Benji Madden says.
The band’s debut will be split into two “sides.” One side is being described as “sunny pop-rock produced by their long-time collaborator Eric Valentine (Taking Back Sunday, Third Eye Blind).” The other side is being described as “a blend of folk, southern rock and ’70s-era FM pop produced by Grammy Award-winning producer Joe Chiccarelli (the White Stripes, the Strokes the Shins).”