CHRIS ROBINSON BROTHERHOOD Release 'Shore Power' Today
As the CHRIS ROBINSON BROTHERHOOD gear up for the release of their third studio album--PHOSPHORESCENT HARVEST, out April 29 via Silver Arrow Records--the band has teamed withRollingStone.com to exclusively premier the album's opener, "Shore Power." today (2/27). You can stream the song here: http://rol.st/1lnIfH4
"'Shore Power' is basically a tone mosaic of life in the CRB, just a sonic snapshot of a typical day in the heads of all of us on planet freedom," Robinson tells RollingStone.com, which said the song "boasts a vintage rock vibe that's at once quirky, trippy, soulful and downright magnetic."
THE CHRIS ROBINSON BROTHERHOOD--Chris Robinson (lead vocals, guitar), Neal Casal (guitar, vocals),Adam MacDougall (keys, vocals), George Sluppick (drums) and Mark Dutton (bass, vocals)--will also hit the road in conjunction with the album's release. The tour officially starts April 29 at Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael, CA, with dates confirmed into late May (and more to be announced).
PHOSPHORESCENT HARVEST is a treasure trove of 10 songs--including several the band road-tested over the last few years--that advances the band's kaleidoscopic sound, which is deeply soulful, rootsy and spacey all at once. There's strong songcraft here, with a free-flowing delivery; it is music that is in no hurry to reach its destination but firmly knows where it is going. From the beginning, the CRB set out to do something different from what they had done before, creating their own scene with a musical prowess, cohesive songwriting and a unified commitment to experimentation, both in the studio and on the road (they've performed over 230 shows since forming in 2011).
"The best perspective I have on what's going on in my life--good and bad--is what comes out in the songs," says Chris Robinson. "As you move on in time, you get older, you have relationships. Some of them are good, some fail. Friends. Drugs. Life. Death. People come, people go. Songwriting is a completely different emotional response to your life and to what it means, to in some poetic nature, put it out there."
PHOSPHORESCENT HARVEST follows the release of the companion albums Big Moon Ritual (June 2012) and The Magic Door (September 2012) plus last year's live quadruple vinyl Betty's S.F. Blends, Vol 1. The group continues to record with producer Thom Monahan, and Robinson wrote all of the songs with Casal, save for two that are Robinson solo compositions ("Tornado," "Jump The Turnstiles").
Track listing for PHOSPHORESCENT HARVEST:
1. Shore Power
2. About a Stranger
3. Meanwhile In The Gods....
4. Badlands Here We Come
5. Clear Blue Sky & The Good Doctor
6. Beggar's Moon
7. Wanderer's Lament
9. Jump The Turnstiles
10. Burn Slow
11. Humboldt Windchimes (bonus track on CD only)
**On the LP release, there is an additional 7" with "Humboldt Windchimes"/"Star Crossed Lonely Sailor."
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