Joe Satriani Keeps Pumpin’ Out The Fretboard Pyrotechnics

The guitar hero shares another preview from his album The Elephants Of Mars.


Joe Satriani gets into the groove with his latest single and video Pumpin’ — showcasing today on Tinnitist.

The latest preview of the world-renowned guitarist’s 19th studio album The Elephants of Mars, Pumpin’ showcases another side of the band, with Satriani describing Pumpin’ as a high-energy, funky celebration about the visceral side of being alive: “Heart pumpin’, living large, moving fast and feelin’ good!”

Cut in 2020 with time constraints removed, The Elephants of Mars truly represents the album that Satriani himself hoped he could deliver with his band. “We did everything. We tried the craziest ideas. And we entertained every notion we had about turning something backwards, upside down, seeing what could happen.” Similarly, the creative gates were wide open for all of the musicians to take liberties on the songs for The Elephants of Mars and share a side of themselves they hadn’t previously been able to.

For over three decades, the guitar virtuoso has traveled the world, playing to sold-out crowds as both a headliner and as the founder of the all-star G3 guitar extravaganza. Satriani’s studio and live recordings have sold more than 10 million copies worldwide to date, and of his many solo albums, two have gone platinum while four others have achieved gold status — and accumulated 15 Grammy nominations between them.

The Elephants of Mars is set for release on April 8. Watch Pumpin’ above, hear more from Joe Satriani below, and catch him at his website, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.