Hanson plays Jay Leno; fans only mildly embarrassed

The band of brothers recently announced the release of their new album and world tour. Titled “Anthem,” the new record will be released on June 18. The North and South American leg of the “Anthem World Tour” begins July 18 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and ends Nov. 20 in Charlotte, N.C.

Today, the band released the new album’s lead-off single, “Get The Girl Back,” along with launching the presale of the highly anticipated album and the onsale of the North and South American leg of their world tour, including deluxe album and ticket bundles. For more information, go to www.hanson.net.

Last week, I posted here the super-fun video for “Get The Girl Back,” featuring Kat Dennings (“2 Broke Girls”) and Nikki Reed (“The Twilight Saga”), but it’s so cool I just had to post it again.

The video is a narrative tale that features the band performing in a packed club backed by an old-school brass section that accentuates the retro aesthetic of the song. “Anthem” was produced and written by the band and was mixed by Tom Lord-Alge. According to a news release, it features a more guitar-driven sound, pulling from a series of harder hitting rock and R&B influences from James Brown to early Michael Jackson, and AC/DC.

This year marks the 21st anniversary of Hanson. The brothers – Isaac, Taylor and Zac – have been nominated for multiple Grammys, released five studio albums, spawning a string of hit singles, including their 1997 No. 1 smash “MMMbop,” and have sold more than 16 million albums worldwide.

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It amazes me how Taylor always sounds terrible on network performances, but great every other time. It's like he's encouraging the general public to openly make fun of them. smdh