If I click play once more tonight my neighbors are going to call the cops. This song, this band, this sound…Alabama Shakes you got me feeling some type of way. Any chance for me to take a swing at this hype-beast was eliminated after thirty seconds of “Hold On”, their slow-burning monster single that will most certainly rocket this young band into the uncomfortable heat of the limelight.
Front-gal Brittany Howard is so god-damned soulful it gives me the creeps. She sounds like Janis Joplin doing an Adele cover, one bottle of whiskey into a long, smokey dive-bar odyssey. It’s impressive, and it’s only the start. April 10th will see the release of the Shakes debut Boys & Girls on ATO records, an album I cannot wait to own.
I will take whatever she’s having. A double.