Alabama Shakes – Debut EP

by Woody on November 21, 2011

Busting out of Muscle Shoals, the Alabama Shakes are a 4-piece that are simply amazing. Fronted by Brittany Howard, they knock it out of the park on their debut EP. Part Rolling Stones, part Sharon Jones and dripping with influences from Aretha to Otis, this is one of the most impressive debut EPs I have heard in quite some time. After my first listen, I wept tears of joy.

They are going to be paying a visit to Chicago on December 15th at The Hideout and will be visiting Austin in March for SxSW. Take a listen to “You Ain’t Alone” below and tell me you don’t think of Otis Redding – if he were resurrected as a woman. You can also download that track by clicking the little down arrow on the far right.

Alabama Shakes “Hold On” by backdownsouth

Alabama Shakes – You Ain’t Alone by The Vinyl District

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Shirk November 21, 2011 at 12:15 pm

Love this!!

Billy November 21, 2011 at 4:36 pm

Great live for sure!…btw, they are from Athens, AL.

Absolute Music November 22, 2011 at 2:10 am

Nice….I love it.

Franco November 22, 2011 at 3:17 am

Are they signed yet?

MyMusic November 27, 2011 at 11:20 am

Nice write-up of the band. The EP kicks ass and leaves me wanting more. Haven’t heard anything like them in quite some time now.

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