Chris Robinson Brotherhood Releases Psychedelic Single From Newly-Announced Album [Listen]

first_imgThe Chris Robinson Brotherhood have confirmed the release of their fourth studio album, Anyway You Love, We Know How You Feel, available July 29 through Robinson’s own Silver Arrow Records. The songs came into the studio as faint sketches and ideas, and were given life through the collective focus of Robinson’s incredible band.“It was an opportunity to see where our expression could take us. For us, when it comes to making records, the looser it gets the better,” says Robinson in a press release. “It’s all about taking our intuition and following it to where our ideas can really manifest themselves. This turned out to be the most spontaneous record I’ve ever been a part of.” The improv-driven masterpiece came as the result of a road-tested band who spent the last two years touring relentlessly and learning to understand each other musically before bringing everyone together for their first ever self-produced album.“All it takes is one good, small idea, and then if everyone’s focused and in the moment, a few hours later, you can have something that you realize you’ll be playing for as long as you’re making music,” Robinson continues. “I think when everyone’s aware that that’s the sort of magic that we’re looking for. More than any other session that I’ve ever been a part of, that’s how all of these songs were done.”The album’s first track is “Narcissus Soaking Wet,” which Robinson co-wrote with keyboardist Adam MacDougall. You can listen to the psychedelic, bluesy, toe-tapper below:Other songs that made it onto the album are “Ain’t It Hard But Fair,” “Oak Apple Day,” “Forever As The Moon,” “Leave My Guitar Alone,” and “California Hymn,” which you may recognize from the band’s touring setlists.Chris Robinson Brotherhood Debuts Emotional Prince And Bob Dylan Covers [Watch]“This band is about being a part of a community, it’s our little CRB culture,” explains Robinson. “These are our services when we play our music. And when it’s at its best, we feel like the music makes a connection with people that’s on a level that has nothing to do with commerce or nostalgia. There’s some other gravity that keeps us all together in those moments, and it’s representative of that kind of magic spell we’re chasing.” You can catch CRB on the road throughout 2016 in support of Anyway You Love, We Know How You Feel, with several summer music festival appearances, including Mountain Jam, High Sierra Music Festival, and Lockn’. They’ve also recently announced the addition of bassist Jeff Hill (Larry Campbell, Shooter Jennings), to their lineup. Check out the full tour schedule below! Additional details can be found on the band’s website.The Chris Robinson Brotherhood Summer Tour 2016:May 13 – Cherokee, TX – Cherokee Creek Music Festival June 2 – Hunter, NY – Mountain Jam June 4 – Atlanta, GA – Chandler Park Music & Food Festival June 5 – Knoxville, TN – Bijou Theater June 6 – Birmingham, AL – Iron City June 9 – New Orleans, LA – Tipitina’s June 10 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live June 11 – Austin TX – Scoot Inn June 12 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live June 14 – Little Rock, AR – Revolution Music Hall June 15 – Jackson, MS – Duling Hall June 16 – Memphis, TN – New Daisy Theatre June 18 – Bend, OR – 4 Peaks Music Festival July 1 – Quincy, CA – High Sierra Music Festival July 15 – Charleston, SC – The Music Farm July 16 – Orlando, FL – The Beacham July 17 – Fort Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room July 19 – St. Petersburg, FL – The State Theatre July 21 – Macon, GA – Cox Capital Theatre July 22 – Augusta, GA – Sky City July 23 – Wilmington, NC – Greenfield Lake Amphitheater July 24 – Norfolk, VA – The Norva July 26 – Asbury Park, NJ – The Stone Pony July 27 – Annapolis, MD – Rams Head Onstage July 29 – Fairfield, CT – The Warehouse July 30 – Beverly, MA – The Cabot July 31 – Plymouth, NH – Flying Monkey August 5 – Stowe, VT – The Rusty Nail August 6 – Hartford, CT – Infinity Hall August 7 – Newton, NJ – The Newton Theatre August 25 – Arrington, VA – LOCKN’ September 16 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheaterlast_img read more

Syracuse looks to keep developing youth, depth in season finale against North Carolina

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ At the beginning of the season, Syracuse head coach Phil Wheddon referred to this year’s team as the deepest one he’d ever coached.He still feels the same way, even though SU has only won two Atlantic Coast Conference games this season with only one left to play.Syracuse (5-9-4, 2-6-1 Atlantic Coast) has one last chance to translate its depth into a victory and it comes against No. 5 North Carolina (11-2-2, 8-0-1) this Sunday at 1 p.m. at SU Soccer Stadium. The team has started 18 players this year, but even with a win Sunday, the Orange can’t win as many games as last season’s team, which started 15 players.Wheddon said the Orange’s only senior on the roster, Alexis Koval, may return to the team next year as a fifth-year senior. With the potential of not losing anyone and adding a freshman class that the players raved about, SU feels optimistic looking beyond Sunday’s game.“We have 19 players who are freshmen or sophomores,” Wheddon said. “With those kinds of numbers, next year and the year after and the year after are going to be great for us.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAs opposed to seeing a drop-off in play by substituting often, Wheddon hasn’t seen that happening for Syracuse this season. He finds that the team often has something to gain by going to its reserves.Syracuse has struggled over the last month as its last win and goal came against Boston College on Oct. 4. SU has totaled four losses and a tie since, but Wheddon has been relatively happy with his team’s performance, pointing to the fact that the ACC is an “unforgiving” conference as a reason why the depth hasn’t translated onto the scoreboard.“Apart from the Florida State and Virginia Tech game, we’ve been in every game,” Wheddon said when asked about how less depth would have affected SU’s record. “I don’t know if we would have dropped more games, but we probably would have had to take up a different mentality. We would have had to play a lot more defensive and hold back a little bit more.”Although the team has lost six conference games, the Orange has been able to play competitively with some of the best teams in the country, losing only one of four games against ranked opponents by more than two goals. With the speed of play in the ACC being so quick, it’s been useful for the team to turn to the bench in certain situations, Wheddon said.One example of the team receiving contributions from different players was freshman Alana O’Neill’s two-goal explosion off the bench in a 3-0 win over BC. It was the freshman’s first time at forward since high school, but the spark from an unlikely source speaks to the roster’s depth.“Alana was a great example of what this team’s about,” said junior forward Maya Pitts. “We have so many talented, technical and passionate players that it’s hard to know who’s going to make the big plays.”Pitts added that SU has a lot of work to do, but throughout the season the Orange has greatly improved because of how many players have seen the field.Fellow freshman Eva Gordon said she thinks the team’s depth has been beneficial, especially considering the number of young players on the roster. Practices filled with intense competition have only helped Syracuse get better as players know their performance in practice has a direct correlation to their playing time.“It betters us younger players a whole lot,” Gordon said. “For the most part, we’ve all gotten the chance to see the field, improve and develop.”The team looks to continue its development and finish the season on the right foot Sunday afternoon.“The expectation moving forward (to next season) is the NCAA tournament,” Wheddon said. “We need to be one of those teams. We have the personnel and now we have the experience.” Comments Published on October 30, 2014 at 12:12 am Contact Liam: [email protected]last_img read more