Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Alabama Shakes announce new album "Sound & Color" / Highly anticipated follow-up to 2012 debut

Alabama Shakes announced today that they will be releasing the highly anticipated follow-up to their 2012 Grammy-nominated debut. The new album is titled Sound & Color and will be released on April 21, 2015.

“We took our time to write this record, and I’m really glad we did,” says Brittany Howard, lead singer and guitarist of Alabama Shakes, about the band’s new album Sound & Color. “We were able to sit down and think about what’s exciting to us, explore all the things we wanted to on our first album. This record is full of genre-bending songs—it’s even harder now when people ask, ‘What kind of band are you?’ I have no clue.”

The album’s twelve songs reveal a band honed by years on the road, and drawing from a wide range of influences. The bluesy groove of “Shoegaze” or the garage-rock freak-out on “The Greatest” give way to the psychedelic space jam  “Gemini.” The gently swaying, chiming title song opens the album with what Howard calls “more of a visual thing, I think of this whole scene going on,” then explodes into the urgent, tightly-coiled funk of “Don’t Wanna Fight.” Long instrumental intros and passages create hazy atmosphere, and then the intensity of Howard’s vocals snaps everything back into riveting focus.

Tracklisting - Sound & Color:
01 Sound and Color
02 Don't Wanna Fight
03 Dunes
04 Future People
05 Gimme All Your Love
06 This Feeling
07 Guess Who
08 The Greatest
09 Shoegaze
10 Miss You
11 Gemini
12 Over My Head

Alabama Shakes 2015 Tour Dates:
02-19 London, England - Islington Assembly Hall
03-11 New York, NY - The Beacon Theatre  *
03-12 New York, NY - The Beacon Theatre  *
03-14 Chicago, IL - The Chicago Theatre  *
03-15 Milwaukee, WI - The Riverside Theater  *
03-17 Madison, WI - Overture Center for the Arts  ^
03-18 Champaign, IL - The Virginia Theatre  ^
03-20 Memphis, TN - Minglewood Hall  ^
03-21 Knoxville, TN - Historic Tennessee Theatre  ^
04-02 Newtown, Australia - Enmore Theater  $
04-03-04 Byron Bay, Australia - Byron Bay Bluesfest
04-08 Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theatre  ~
04-10 Indio, CA - Coachella
04-11 Berkeley, CA - Greek Theatre  #
04-17 Indio, CA - Coachella
04-18 Las Vegas, NV - Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas  ~
05-15 Brighton, England - The Great Escape Festival
06-06 Toronto, Ontario - Fort York & Garrison Common
06-07 Hunter, NY - Mountain Jam
06-12 Manchester, TN - Bonnaroo
06-27 Beuningen, Netherlands - Down The Rabbit Hole
07-10 Rotterdam, Netherlands - North Sea Jazz Festival
8-16 Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Ampitheatre @

* with Songhoy Blues
^ with Promised Land Sound
$ with Charles Bradley
~ with Allah-Las
# with Neko Case
@ with Drive-By Truckers

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