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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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Check out Alabama Shakes performance last night on Late Show with David Letterman. It’s always an honor performing for Dave. The new album titled “Sound and Color” is out soon there are free downloads available for he first two tracks get “Don’t Wanna Fight” and “Gimme All Your Love”
Alabama Shakes returned to US TV show The Late Show With David Letterman and gave a blinding performance of their new track “Don’t Wanna Fight”, taken from their second album ‘Sound & Color’ out 20th April

Female fronted Alabama Shakes and lead singer Brittany Howard. It’s difficult to imagine the Athens indie combo enjoying the same steep upward career trajectory without their magnetic singer, Brittany Howard. She’s blessed with rare raw vocal ability. And you can’t teach feel like that either.

Howard’s performances during the Shakes’ recent performance on “Saturday Night Live” and “Late Show with David Letterman” have been particularly awe-inducing. She’s singing like she has to, not because she wants to or because “it’s her job.” They’re the kind of performances that make you think we’re watching Howard ascend into one of the best front women ever, in real time.

Taken from the forthcoming new album by the Alabama Shakes ‘Sound & Color’ and to be
Released through Rough Trade Records/ATO on April 20th 2015.

Its a massively anticipated follow-up to the debut Alabama Shakes’ UK Top Three charting, four time Grammy nominated debut album ‘Boys & Girls’ – will be released on 20th April!  Today Alabama Shakes have unveiled TWO tracks from the album: ‘Future People’ (available to hear above) and the previously listed  ‘Don’t Wanna Fight’ .

“We took our time to write this record, and I’m really glad we did,” says lead singer/guitarist Brittany Howard. “We were able to sit down and think about what’s exciting to us. This record is full of genre-bending songs.”

‘Sound & Color’ was recorded at Nashville’s Sound Emporium studio. The band co-produced the album with Blake Mills—a young guitar wizard who has played alongside Lana Del Ray. And you can catch Brittany, Zac, Heath and Steve playing these new tunes live when they headline the Friday night of The Great Escape in May!

The talented and exciting  Alabama Shakes have just added to the gluttony of great bands and artists releasing new albums this year with their announcement of “Sound & Color”  to be released via ATO Recordson April 21st. Along with the album announcement, they are also previewing the first song the sexy and soulful “Don’t Wanna Fight” from it.  plus with a headlining gig at the Great Escape Featival In Brighton. If this song is any indication of the rest of the album, they are not holding anything back on this release and should gain even more attention than they received with their 2012 debut “Boys & Girls”.

The details of their highly-anticipated second studio album. Entitled “Sound & Color”, twhich is the follow-up to 2012’s smash debut “Boys & Girls” .The album contains 12 tracks, with “Don’t Wanna Fight” serving as the lead single. . Additionally, the album features “Miss You”, which the band previously debuted live in concert.