Alabama Shakes Ready Boys & Girls

Written by January 18th, 2012 at 2:12 pm

Hailing from Athens, Alabama, The Alabama Shakes are set to turn heads this spring with their debut album, Boys & Girls, which hits stores April 10 via ATO records. Having already won the hearts of fans and the adoration of the press with their self-titled EP – released on their own via Bandcamp in September of last year – you can expect to hear a lot more about the southern rock quartet in the coming months.

The new album was recorded at The Bomb Shelter in Nashville, and was produced by the band members, who’ve been playing together since high school.

Well steeped in true southern rock and roll, gospel, and blues music, the Alabama Shakes have been lauded for their 1960s throwback sound that emulates the rawness and emotion of bands from that era. On January 17 the band made the album’s opener, “Hold On,” available for streaming on their website, alongside the announcement of their album release and the slated release of a 7” single on Third Man later this month. The Alabama Shakes will appear on Conan on February 7.

Can’t get enough Alabama Shakes? Keep your eyes peeled to American Songwriter in the coming months!

Boys & Girls Track List:

Hold On
I Found You
Hang Loose
Rise To The Sun
You Ain’t Alone
Goin’ To The Party
Heartbreaker
Boys & Girls
Be Mine
I Ain’t The Same
On Your Way.

Alabama Shakes – Upcoming Tour Dates

1/19 New Orleans, LA One Eyed Jacks w/Hurray for the Riff Raff, Tumbleweeds
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 w/Dexateens & Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires
3/29 Oxford, MS Proud Larry’s
3/31 Birmingham, AL Work Play Theatre

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