Sound & Color – the follow-up to Alabama Shakes‘ Gold-certified debut album, Boys & Girls - demonstrates the tremendous strides made by the band. From the gently swaying, chiming title song to the garage-rock freak-out on “The Greatest” to the psychedelic space jam “Gemini,” Alabama Shakes build on the soulful blues-rock base and map a surprising, innovative new direction. See the Shakes live when they come up to Canada headlining Toronto’s Field Trip festival and hit the west coast for Squamish Valley Music Festival. San Fermin bandleader Ellis Ludwig-Leone wrote Jackrabbit by himself from start to finish, only to find that after a year testing the songs on the road the album wasn’t nearly finished. Ellis explains, “I went from being this isolated composer guy, out in the woods, to sitting in the back of a van with seven other members playing shows in rock clubs every night. When I got back, I revisited it all, ripped these holes in the middle of all the existing songs and added some new songs. I rethought everything I had been writing.” Watch the full band performing “Emily” and the “title track” live via their YouTube.
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Alabama Shakes will kick off the second leg of their North American tour on May 28 at the Fox Theatre in St. Louis, MO. The run will include shows at Hall’s Island in Minneapolis, MN (May 30) and Toronto’s Field Trip Music & Art Festival (June 6). Opening acts will include Father John Misty, Strand of Oaks, and Courtney Barnett.
The GRAMMY®-nominated band will perform on “Late Show with David Letterman” on Monday, March 9, and play a sold-out, two-night stand at New York City’s Beacon Theatre on March 11 and 12. They gave their new single, “Don’t Wanna Fight,” its network television premiere on “Saturday Night Live” this past weekend. They also performed ”Gimme All Your Love,” another track from the band’s new album’Sound & Color’ which ATO Records and MapleMusic Recordings will release on April 21.
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Sound & Color – the follow-up to Alabama Shakes‘ Gold-certified debut album, Boys & Girls, which earned the group three GRAMMY® nominations, including a nod for Best New Artist – will be released on April 21 by ATO Records and MapleMusic Recordings.
Sound & Color demonstrates the tremendous strides made by Alabama Shakes since the release of 2012′s Boys & Girls. From the gently swaying, chiming title song to the garage-rock freak-out on “The Greatest” to the psychedelic space jam “Gemini,” Alabama Shakes build on the soulful blues-rock base and map a surprising, innovative new direction.
“We took our time to write this record, and I’m really glad we did,” says lead singer/guitarist Brittany Howard. “We were able to sit down and think about what’s exciting to us. This record is full of genre-bending songs.”
Sound & Color was recorded at Nashville’s Sound Emporium studio. The band co-produced the album with Blake Mills - a young guitar wizard who has helmed sessions by Sara Watkins and Sky Ferreira, and played alongside everyone from Norah Jones and The Dixie Chicks to Lana Del Ray and Kid Rock.
I know we’ve got some True Blood fans out there, and today you should be excited. “True Blood: Music From the HBO Original Series Vol. 4″ is out now and features music from the shows fifth season. Artist contributions come from Alabama Shakes, Iggy Pop with Bethany Cosentino (Best Coast), My Morning Jacket, The Flaming Lips, and many more.
MapleMusic Recordings and ATO Records are thrilled to announce that Alabama Shakes ‘Boys & Girls’ has gone gold in Canada!
Formed in Athens Alabama in 2009, the band has found critical and commerical success around the world with their debut studio album “Boys & Girls” which they released in April of last year. Since the release, they have gone GOLD in the US selling over 500,000 copies, received 3 Grammy nominations, were awarded the #1 spot in Rolling Stone’s Best 50 Songs of 2012, and have performed on iconic TV shows like Saturday Night Live and Later…with Jools Holland.
ALABAMA SHAKES TOUR DATES **CDN Dates are bolded**
April 1- Rio De Janeiro, Brazil – Circo Voador
April 3 – Buenos Aires, Argentina – El Festival Mas Grande
April 6 – Santiago, Chile – Lollapalooza Chile
May 10 – Napa, CA – Bottle Rock Music Festival
June 1 – Houston, TX – Free Press Summer Festival
June 2 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheater
June 7 – Birmingham, AL – Sloss Furnaces
June 8 – Birmingham, AL – Sloss Furnaces
June 18 – Colmbus, OH – LC Pavilion
June 19 – Detroit, MI – Royal Oak Music
June 20 – Toronto, ON – Echo Beach
June 22 – Dover, DE – Firefly Music Festival
June 23 – Port Chester, NY – The Capitol Theatre
June 26 – 29 – Pilton, UK – Glastonbury
June 30 – London, UK – Hard Rock Calling
July 13 – Lousivlle, KY – Forecastle Festival
July 14 – Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom
July 15 – Albuquerque, NM – Popejoy Hall
July 17 – Los Angeles, CA – Holywood Palladium
July 18 – Los Angeles, CA – Holywood Palladium
July 19 – Las Vegas, NV – The Pearl Theater
July 21 – Alta, WY – Targee Festival
July 23 – Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre
July 25 – Calgary, AB – Calgary Folk Festival
July 26 – Edmonton, AB – Interstellar Rodeo
July 28 – Minneapolis, MB – Cabooze Outdoor Plaza
August 7 – Oslo, Norway – Oya Festival
August 8 – Goteberg, Sweden – Way Out West Festival
August 9 – Skanderborg, Denmark – Skanderborg Festival
August 10 – Haldern, Germany – Haldern Pop Festival
August 13 – Barcelona, Spain – Apolo
August 14 – Porto, Portugal – Paredes Da Coura
August 17 – Hasselt, Belgium – Pukkelpop
August 18 – Hellendoorn, Netherlands – Lowlands Festival
September 7 – Guthrie, OK – Gentleman of the Road Gutherie Stopover
Good morning friends. Just wanted to let you know new MMR releases are ALL available in-stores and online today…what are you waiting for?
Jim James “Regions of Light and Sound of God”
Thomas D’Arcy “What We Want”
Cold War Kids “Dear Miss Lonelyhearts” (PRE-ORDER)
Alabama Shakes “iTunes Session”
The Bronx “The Bronx (IV),”
Martha Wainwright “tu peux partir” (Single from Trauma OST)
“Many thanks to Rolling Stone for the love on their year-end lists. #1 song of the year!! Who could’ve imagined, last December? Not us. We sincerely appreciate it, and all of you!!” – Alabama Shakes