Roots-rock group the BoDeans are back with Still, their eighth studio album to date. The band is pushing forth and creating new music that is well produced and very easy to listen to. There are country roots, rock soots, and striaght up good songs on this record. The record was produced by T-Bone Burnett and features 12 new brand new tracks. This album will hit stroes on March 4th via their record label He & He LP, with distribution through Koch, so look out for it if your into a good rock album or need some freshness to your coolection. The disc was produced by T-Bone Burnett which is very solid and clear. Every glistens they way it shoudl and stand out to the listener. The album features 12 new tracks full of the heartfelt lyrics, passionate harmonies, and ringing guitars they have become known for.
Though key members Kurt Neumann and Sammy Llanas have explored their own solo projects along the way, the BoDeans have remained active for nearly three decades. Since their inception in 1983, the BoDeans have had eight albums in the Billboard Top 200 and multiple singles in the Top 40. They were named Best New Band by Rolling Stone magazine in 1987, and also gained national exposure by touring with U2 that same year. Their hit song Closer To Free became the theme to Fox´s Party Of Five in the mid-´90s, and was one of the most played songs at radio in 1996.
This album shows us the diversity of the band and all their flavors they are known for. Opening the album is the Bon Jovi-like Pretty Ghost. The vocals are eerie and remind me of a newer Jovi style song. Others songs on the album show off their mainstream radio friendly side with Round Here Somwhere and the more Bruce Springsteen-like Lucille. This album is a prefect example of roots and different styles incorporated into their music. Its mamazing to see a band with the longevity these days and still rocking out and creating music that can be heard on any radio station. You dont find that often in bands these days. A great album to freshen your perspective on rock n roll.
Released March 4, this is a great introduction into the new year and a little diffrerent styles but i think the majority will enjoy this record. The Bodeans show us they still got it and arent going anywhere soon. Stand out tracks include Pretty Ghost, Round Here Somewhere, Lucille, and Hearing. Check out a Spring tour coming from the band as well.