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Alabama Shakes announce debut album: Boys & Girls

on January 17, 2012, 6:09pm

Alabama Shakes4 Alabama Shakes announce debut album: Boys & Girls

Photo by Ben Kaye

We first got wind of blues rock act Alabama Shakes at last year’s CMJ Music Marathon and have been anticipating details of their debut full-length ever since. Today, we got ‘em.

Entitled Boys & Girls, the 11-track effort was self-produced and mixed by the band in The Bomb Shelter in Nashville, Tennessee. The end result will be released by ATO Records on April 10th. As an early taste, the lead single, “Hold On”, is streaming below. The album’s tracklist is after that.

In addition to the album, Alabama Shakes have teamed with Jack White for a two-song 7″ single, due out in late January on Third Man Records.

Both releases will be supported by tour dates in both the U.S. and UK, as well as an appearance at South by Southwest. You can find their current itinerary below, as well.

Boys & Girls Tracklist:
01. Hold On
02. I Found You
03. Hang Loose
04. Rise To The Sun
05. You Ain’t Alone
06. Goin’ To The Party
07. Heartbreaker
08. Boys & Girls
09. Be Mine
10. I Ain’t The Same
11. On Your Way

Alabama Shakes 2012 Tour Dates:
01/19 – New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks
01/20 – Houston, TX @ Continental Club
01/21 – Austin, TX @ Continental Club
01/24 – Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up
01/25 – Hollywood, CA @ Troubadour
01/26 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
01/28 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir
01/29 – Vancouver, BC @ Media Club
01/31 – Seattle, WA @ Crocodile Room
02/02 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The State Room
02/22 – London, UK @ Boston Arms
02/23 – London, UK @ Boston Arms
02/24 – London, UK @ Boston Arms
03/10 – Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theater
03/23 – Tuscaloosa, AL @ Baba Theater
03/29 – Oxford, MS @ Proud Larry’s
03/31 – Birmingham, AL @ Workplay Theatre


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January 17, 2012 at 11:27 am

Just saw these guys open for Drive By Truckers at the 40 Watt Club in Athens, GA this weekend. I was BLOWN AWAY. Unreal band fronted by a 22-year-old girl who seems to be equal parts Aretha Franklin, Pops Staples and Matt “Guitar” Murphy. Don’t miss Alabama Shakes – your new favorite band!

January 17, 2012 at 10:14 am

they also just got booked for conan ;)


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