Note to Twin Cities’ residents. St Paul & the Broken Bones are NOT from St. Paul. The Birmingham, AL band just released their second album “Sea of Noise” last months and is currently on tour promoting it. They will be at First Avenue for 2 nights 10/25 and 10/26. Tickets are still available HERE
Produced by Paul Butler and recorded at Nashville’s Sound Emporium, the group’s sophomore effort features an expanded eight-piece lineup of the widely praised soul-based rock unit. Longtime members Paul Janeway (lead vocals), Jesse Phillips (bass, guitar), Browan Lollar (guitars), Andrew Lee (drums), Al Gamble (keyboards), and Allen Branstetter (trumpet) are joined by Jason Mingledorff (saxophone, clarinet, flute), and Chad Fisher (trombone). The collection of new original songs is the group’s first release on RECORDS, a joint venture of SONGS Publishing, winner of ASCAP’s 2016 independent publisher of the year award, and veteran label executive Barry Weiss.
Sea of Noise is a successor to the Broken Bones’ 2013 debut album Half the City, which introduced the group’s blazing mating of ‘60s soul fire – daubed with latter-day influences like Sly Stone, David Bowie, and Prince — to Janeway’s impassioned singing and writing. The new album witnesses a deepening and broadening of the unit’s musical reach and lyrical concerns. “It felt like it happened organically,” Janeway says of the band’s development. “With the last record, it was like doing things with your hair on fire – going in, recording it live. There’s a sense of urgency to having a record like that. We were only a band for about five months at that point. I didn’t know my voice – I’d never done this professionally. I was just learning more nuance, and about carrying a melody. You don’t have to go for it 100% all the time. You can draw people in by giving and taking.”
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OCT 25 THE WAITING ROOM LOUNGE OMAHA, NE
OCT 26 FIRST AVENUE MINNEAPOLIS, MN
OCT 27 FIRST AVENUE MINNEAPOLIS, MN
OCT 29 FREAKFEST MADISON, WI
OCT 30 EGYPTIAN INDIANAPOLIS, IN
NOV 01 CHICAGO THEATRE CHICAGO, IL
NOV 02 THE FILLMORE DETROIT, MI
NOV 03 DANFORTH MUSIC HALL TORONTO, ON
NOV 05 ROYALE BOSTON, MA
NOV 06 ROYALE BOSTON, MA
NOV 10 TERMINAL 5 NEW YORK, NY
NOV 11 9:30 CLUB WASHINGTON, D.C.
NOV 12 9:30 CLUB WASHINGTON, D.C.
NOV 18 FOX THEATRE ATLANTA, GA
DEC 13 THE PEACE CENTER GREENVILLE, SC
DEC 14 TRACK 29 CHATTANOOGA, TN
DEC 28 ALABAMA THEATRE BIRMINGHAM, AL
DEC 29 ALABAMA THEATRE BIRMINGHAM, AL