A HUGE congratulations toAlabama Shakes who are set to release their debut full-length LP,’Boys & Girls’, on April 9th via ATO Records!
On top of that, the band will also make their television debutFebruary 7 on Conan!!! And will also appear on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic on and their World Cafe session will air on NPR on January 26.
Track listing and tour dates are below along with the album cover art and an embedded stream of ‘Hold On.’
And check out the LP’s title-track below recorded at WNRN in Charlottesville, Virgina:
Boys & Girls Tracklisting:
I Found You
Rise To The Sun
You Ain’t Alone
Goin’ To The Party
Boys & Girls
I Ain’t The Same
On Your Way
Upcoming Tour Dates:
1/19 New Orleans, LA One Eyed Jacks
1/20 Houston, TX Continental Club w/Nick Gaitan & The Umbrella Man
1/21 Austin, TX Continental Club w/Mudflap SOLD OUT
1/24 Solana Beach, CA Belly Up w/Terraplane Sun
1/25 West Hollywood, CA The Troubadour w/Dry The River SOLD OUT
1/26 San Francisco, CA The Independent w/Dry The River SOLD OUT
1/28 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge w/Quiet Life SOLD OUT
1/29 Vancouver, BC The Media Club w/Quiet Life SOLD OUT
1/31 Seattle, WA Crocodile Club w/Quiet Life
2/2 Salt Lake City, UT The State Room
2/4 Boulder, CO Fox Theater w/A. Tom Collins
2/22 London, UK Boston Arms SOLD OUT
2/23 London, UK Boston Arms SOLD OUT
2/24 London, UK Boston Arms
3/10 Milwaukee, WI Pabst Theater
3/23 Tuscaloosa, AL Bama Theater
3/29 Oxford, MS Proud Larry’s
3/31 Birmingham, AL Work Play Theatre
Alabama Shakes are coming back to Chattanooga this Saturday, October 15th, but this time dropping by JJ’s Bohemia… and we had the pleasure and privilege of interviewing lead singer Brittany Howard about their debut EP, the band’s future and more:
Alabama Shakes finished a brief tour opening for Drive-By Truckers last month, which stopped by Track 29 here in Chattanooga… From where the band was at this time last Fall, when known as just The Shakes, 2011 has been quite the break-out year! How have the past few months of increased acknowledgment and appreciation been treating you and the band?
“Let me say first and foremost, I am humbled by how people are responding to our music. I love you folks, too. You get it, which in a by-and-by way, means you get us as people. That’s pretty awesome and I wanna say thank you…
The past few months have been adventurous to say the least. We’ve gotten a lot of welcomed attention and we now have a lot of important decisions to make… I think that all of this may be a wonderful dream with everybody I know walking around in it. We’ve been writing songs and we’ve been anticipating coming to your towns and sharing them with you. It’s what we’ve always done, but now — people are coming out to hear them — and they know the words. Feels good. It’s encouraging.”
[Video: ‘You Ain’t Alone’ filmed at Track 29, Chattanooga, TN]
We’ve noticed on Alabama Shakes’ Facebook page, the band has traveled to New York City, Los Angeles and have been recent Nashville regulars, even playing a gig at Jack White’s Third Man Records. There is also a picture posted that features bassist Zac Cockrell wearing a Fat Possum Burnside Style hat. [see pic below] Smells like a record deal is in the work to us… Would you like to elaborate? And if so, any idea of when we should expect the first full-length?
“Well, the way I see it, if you wanna share something with everyone you’re going to need help reaching those people. We’re looking for the best partners to help us do this. I’ll tell you this much, we’ve been eating good.
I would compare our first full length to a woman who is 10 months pregnant: Our baby is huge and fully formed , but it’s just not ready to come out yet…. could be any time… and you’ll definitely know about it.”
The band just dropped their debut EP last month featuring 4 jaw-dropping tracks that were recorded at Bomb Shelter Studios in Nashville earlier this year. Will we be hearing any more recordings from these sessions in the near future?
“We decided to put out this four song EP when we realized people were wanting this music. The true design of these sessions was to have something to show for ourselves. Those few tracks are just a taste of what this album is going to be like. Keep an eye on Third Man for a 7-inch surprise!”
One of many things we love about Alabama Shakes is the energy that is felt between the 4 of you during a live show. You can tell every single member has such a strong association and role in the band, something you don’t see very often. Could you please give us an interpretation of the creative inspiration and band-enthusiasm that your fans observe and receive during these live performances?
“I can’t speak for everyone on this, but I’ll tell you about myself: When I get to play with Zac, Heath and Steve, I feel invincible. I love them as musicians and I love them as people. It’s like, I get to sing into this microphone about whatever I want and I got a 42 decibel rock ‘n roll band that’s gonna give me courage and back me up on it. I feel free and easy. I don’t care what someone is thinking, I forget if I’m hurting, I’m not worrying about bad news, and I don’t care for that little while about those bills I have to pay back at home. I’m just reveling in my own world.
So, I guess what they’re witnessing is us all thriving in our own little space — we just happen to be on the same page.”
Chattanooga was fortunate enough to get a taste of the Alabama Shakes at Track 29 and we are flattered that you are performing once again in Chattanooga, but at a smaller venue, JJs Bohemia. What do the Alabama Shakes expect from Chattanooga this Saturday, and is there anything else you’d like your fans to know?
“Wear your dancing shoes.
Bring a sweat rag.
Leave your fear.
It’s gonna be a different kind of night…”
Alabama Shakes debut self-titled EP is out now! Download a copy HERE or pick-up a physical copy in-person this Saturday (10/15) at JJ’s Bohemia… and we are giving away a pair of tickets to one lucky reader for that show! Click here to enter!
We had always been avid readers of Rolling Stone magazine since we were young music enthusiasts. But stopped subscribing just years ago, around the time they were telling us that Jonas Brothers had cranked out a 4-star album that ranked a top-40 album of the year status…
We bring this up because we were shocked by this Rolling Stone exclusive video premiere today for JEFF the Brotherhood‘s debut Third Man Records single & video for ‘Whatever I Want.’… NOT to sound negative about this exclusive at all– the publicity and exposure that JEFF the Brotherhood have been receiving for their latest LP ‘We Are the Champions’ has been amazing and VERY well deserved. What we are saying is that it is nice to see great music finally changing the industry. And it gives us FAITH (and a bit of relief) to see this happening with a band we have watched grow… and who we extremely enjoy.
Limited edition tri-color versions of the single’s 7-inch will only be available September 24th during the band’s Southland Music Festival performance at Nashville’s Neuhoff Factory Stage via Third Man’s Rolling Record Store… physical 7-inches can be ordered HERE… Check out the teaser for the single and stream the full song below:
Debut self-titled LP Tracklisting
“Leave you with a Letter”
“In A Cage”
“Honky Tonk Horror”
“The Wrong Door”
“Breathing Down My Neck”
“Howl at the Moon”
“Pushing Up Daisies”
PUJOLis no stranger to great record labels… from Jack White’s Third Man Records, to Jonas Stein’s Turbo Time Records, Jeff the Brotherhood’s Infinity Cat Records and not to forget Jeffery Drag Records. Nashville’s Daniel Pujol has been up to a lot of big things the past couple years. And to add that notch to the ‘ol label belt, PUJOL’s Saddle Creek Records debut EP is set to drop October 18th!
The EP is called ‘Nasty, Brutish, and Short’ and comes printed on a 10″ tye dye vinyl for only $11! Pre-order your copy HERE… And for a limited time (and a simple cost of an email), download yet another version of a classic PUJOL song (and one of our favorites) ‘Mayday,’ which is the first track off the EP… Also catch’em on tour this fall with Ted Leo & the Pharmacists, Turbo Fruits and Ty Segall! Full tour and EP tracklisting below:
And since we’re on the subject of the song ‘Mayday,’ checkout the original version from the ‘Ringo, Where Art Thou?’ EP (Infinity Cat)… Download the MP3 above, stream the video below, compare, contrast and enjoy!:
‘Nasty, Brutish, and Short’ Tracklisting:
4. Emotion Chip (No Feeling)
5. Tiny Gods (Singularity)
7. Point Of View
PUJOL 2011 FALL TOUR DATES:
9/24 – Boomslang Festival – Lexington, KY*
9/30 – Gardner Lounge at Grinnell – Grinnell, IA^
10/17 – Pilot Light – Knoxville, TN
10/18 – Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar – Charlottesville, VA
10/19 – CMJ – New York, NY?10/20 – CMJ – New York, NY
10/21 – CMJ – New York, NY
10/22 – Panache CMJ Showcase @ Public Assembly – Brooklyn, NY
10/23 – Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA
10/25 – Mojo Main – Newark, DE #
10/26 – Kings Barcade – Raleigh, NC #
10/27 – New Brookland Tavern – Columbia, SC#
10/30 – Churchills – Miami, FL#
11/1 – Crowbar – Tampa, FL#
11/2 – Downunder Club – Tallahassee, FL#
11/3 – Handlebar – Pensacola, FL#
11/4 – Spanish Moon – Baton Rouge, LA#
11/8 – Proud Larry’s – Oxford, MS #
11/9 – Bottletree – Birmingham, AL#
11/10 – Grey Eagle Tavern & Music – Asheville, NC#
11/11 – Blue Nile – Harrisonburg, VA #
*with Ty Segall
^ with Turbo Fruits
# with Ted Leo & the Pharmacists
The latest single from the Third Man Records‘ Blue Seriesbrings us a couple new tracks from Australian artist Lanie Lanethat features Jack White in the producer’s chair and as well as on guitar for the record’s A-side ‘Ain’t Hungry.’ A sweet, classic voice mixed with that Jack White sound we love, complemented by a very well produced video. What else can you ask for? We can’t stop listening… and watching! Check out the video below and pick-up the ‘Ain’t Hungry’ 7-inch (with the B-side ‘My Man’) over HERE for only $6:
Watching this preview gives us chills! So proud of American based music right now, especially Nashville! Black Cab Sessions is a London, England music series which features one-song performances by musicians recorded in the back of a black cab (hence the name)… and for the first time, the show has been recorded in America!!
Filmed in Nashville, Athens Georgia, New Orleans, New York City and Philadelphia, the Black Cab Sessions USA is part of a 6 show documentary series. The show hits TV soon featuring performances by Jack White w/ Wanda Jackson, Those Darlins, PUJOL, Tristen and many many more!… broadcast dates haven’t been released yet. We’ll keep you posted:
Early last month, the Jack White fronted super-group The Raconteurs announced their return (after a 3-year-break) to headline at this fall’s MI Fest, but with no other recording plans or concerts revealed… Well, a second date has just appeared!
Third Man Records announced this afternoon: “The Raconteurs have added a headline show in their hometown of Nashville, TN at the historic Ryman Auditorium on September 15th. Pre-sale tickets will be available exclusively to Vault members starting at noon CST on Wednesday, August 3rd and there is a 2 ticket limit.”
Fortunately for us, we’re Vault members… Not a member? Join the Vault HERE.
Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday, August 5th at noon CST HERE