Posted: December 19, 2015 in MUSIC
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Alabama Shakes performed a track from their latest album “Sound and Color”  on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. The southern rock outfit Alabama Shakes played “Joe,” an outtake from their new album, “Sound and Color,”

Alabama Shakes’ 2012 debut, Boys & Girls, was an instant-vintage roots-rock triumph. But that wasn’t enough for these free-spirited, hot-blooded rock & rollers, and their follow-up is a different beast entirely: One of the year’s most daring interstellar groove journeys. Lead singer Brittany Howard is still a one-of-a-kind stunner, and there’s plenty of Memphis fire from guitarist Heath Fogg to go around. But the songs come wrapped in a heady blend of organs, vibraphones, strings and synths – rich new hues that tear through the dividing line between old-school soul and the newer, weirder stuff. This is the sound of a band with whole galaxies ahead of it. No wonder both Paul McCartney and Prince heard this album and wanted to get in on the fun.

The song builds around a trio of soulful backup singers that suits Britany Howard’s delivery as wine suits, well, more wine.

The performance marked yet another powerful showing on Colbert’s version of the still young “Late Night,” which is fast earning its place as a coveted music gig on the network television circuit.



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