PERFORMED LAST NIGHT ON THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT, WATCH HERE
RESCHEDULED UK/EUROPEAN TOUR (INCLUDING LONDON’S ELECTRIC BALLROOM) IN JULY
“Fever dream convergence of soul and psychedelia, stoner metal and funk” Mojo
“R&B from another planet” Uncut
“A jarring, inventive, exciting, and compelling album that deserves and rewards multiple listens. Its creativity and complexity sketch out innovative new paths for this band…If ‘The Alien Coast’ is any indication, we are in for boundary-defying joy in the future” – Pop Matters
“No one wants to think about annihilation when they’re engaging with art to find respite from annihilation, but The Alien Coast’s fluctuations in tone are so rewarding to confront that they make the record’s message that much easier to absorb” – Paste
“Audacious, unexpectedly experimental music that is daring and adventurous, in an era where repetition is too often the norm” – Holler Country
“It’s an interesting tussle to observe as Janeway warbles back and forth between redemption and shakin’ it on the dance floor. But in the end, there’s only one way out. Screw it. Get up off your knees and let’s dance” – No Depression
“St. Paul and the Broken Bones are constantly evolving and the fearless band goes with what inspires them…on ‘The Alien Coast’ that covers a little bit of everything” – Glide
St. Paul & The Broken Bones St. Paul & the Broken Bones have released The Alien Coast, their fourth studio album and first for ATO Records. The Birmingham, AL 8-piece made a return appearance to The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night, performing lead single “The Last Dance” live at the Ed Sullivan Theater.
WATCH ‘THE LAST DANCE’ ON THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT HERE
The most adventurous release yet from this ever-evolving musical powerhouse, The Alien Coast is a convergence of soul and psychedelia, stoner metal and funk. According to Janeway, “This album was birthed through the idea of falling asleep in a hotel and having a sequence of nightmares, then waking up and missing home so badly.” In creating the ultra-vivid dreamscape threaded through The Alien Coast, the band’s chief lyricist drew inspiration from such disparate sources as Greek mythology, dystopian sci-fi, 17th-century Italian sculpture, classic paintings by Bermejo and Picasso, and colonial-period history books.
The album’s recently released “The Last Dance” considers “the juxtaposition of dancing while facing certain doom,” says Janeway. Its video was directed by Machete Bang Bang (Coldplay, Jeff Goldblum, Evan Rachel Wood) and features dancer Liv Mai. The band also recently shared a one-take live version of “The Last Dance” as well as“Love Letter From A Red Roof Inn.”
They’ve also released a new live performance video of title track “Alien Coast.”
Jul 26 – Leeds, United Kingdom – Brudenell Social Club
Jul 28 – London, United Kingdom – Electric Ballroom
Jul 31 – Cambridge, United Kingdom – Cambridge Folk Festival
Aug 2 – Glasgow, United Kingdom – Old Fruit Market
St. Paul & The Broken Bones is Paul Janeway, Jesse Phillips (bass), Browan Lollar (guitar), Kevin Leon (drums), Al Gamble (keyboards), Allen Branstetter (trumpet), Chad Fisher (trombone), and Amari Ansari (saxophone).