St. Paul & The Broken Bones
A fever dream in sonic form, St. Paul & The Broken Bones’ new album The Alien Coast represents the most adventurous and original output yet from an ever-evolving musical powerhouse. In a profound shift for the Alabama-bred eight-piece—Paul Janeway (vocals), Jesse Phillips (bass), Browan Lollar (guitar), Kevin Leon (drums), Al Gamble (keyboards), Allen Branstetter (trumpet), Chad Fisher (trombone), and Amari Ansari (saxophone)—the band’s fourth full-length and first for ATO Records strays far from the time-bending soul of past work like their 2014 debut, arriving at a convergence of rock & roll, R&B, psychedelia and funk. At turns explosive, elegant, and unhinged, that sound makes for a majestic backdrop to St. Paul & The Broken Bones’ visceral exploration of the strangest dimensions of the human psyche.
Produced by Matt Ross-Spang, The Alien Coast is the first album St. Paul & The Broken Bones have ever recorded in their hometown of Birmingham. In creating the ultra-vivid dreamscape threaded throughout The Alien Coast, the band’s chief lyricist drew inspiration from such disparate sources as Greek mythology, dystopian sci-fi, 17th century Italian sculpture, and colonial-period history books.
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St. Paul & The Broken Bones Mix Synths, Samples Into Fourth Album, ‘The Alien Coast’
[Billboard] By Taylor Mims Band also dropped their psychedelic single, “The Last Dance,” on Tuesday (Oct. 5). St. Paul & The Broken Bones are back with their fourth studio album, The Alien Coast, which stretches their sound with new sonic elements and marks the band’s first time recording in their hometown of Birmingham, Alabama. According to the band, recording locally […]
St. Paul & The Broken Bones Sign With ATO Records (EXCLUSIVE)
Photo credit Bobbi Rich [Variety] By Jonathan Cohen The band St. Paul & The Broken Bones has signed with ATO Records after two albums with Barry Weiss’ Sony-distributed RECORDS imprint. The eclectic Alabama-based group’s next full-length will be released in 2022; a short snippet of new music can be sampled here. “The band has been indirectly circling our […]
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