NEW ALBUM ‘TUSCUMBIA’ – RECORDED AT FAME STUDIOS AND PRODUCED BY TOM SCHICK (WILCO, PARQUET COURTS) – SET FOR 19 JANUARY ON SINGLE LOCK RECORDS
Muscle Shoals four-piece Belle Adair has unveiled ‘Neptune City’, the latest from its forthcoming record ‘Tuscumbia’ (19 January / Single Lock). The track is a nostalgic reflection on a breezy summer from the distance of a biting winter that, as singer and lyricist Matthew Green puts it, “will be the death of me.”
While ‘Neptune City’ and all of ‘Tuscumbia’ were recorded at the hallowed FAME Studios in the band’s hometown, this music doesn’t sound like anything to come out of Muscle Shoals before it. The four-piece collaborated with producer Tom Schick (Wilco, Real Estate, Parquet Courts) to create a blissed-out feel, atmospheric guitars and masterful melodies – putting Belle Adair at the forefront of a new chapter in the Muscle Shoals Sound.
Not only is Belle Adair shifting the region’s sonic palate, but they’re at the nexus of a community of Alabama musicians redefining Muscle Shoals for a new generation.
Groups in Belle Adair’s orbit include some of the most exciting acts to come out of Southern independent music in the past decade: Alabama Shakes, John Paul White, St. Paul and The Broken Bones and Dylan LeBlanc, as well as Shoals legends like Donnie Fritts and David Hood. When not working on their own music, Belle Adair serve as something of a house band for this community, just wrapping an international tour with White and backing Fritts on his recent comeback dates. The group shares keyboardist Ben Tanner with Alabama Shakes, and their Single Lock Records is home to a majority of the artists listed above.
The eleven new songs on ‘Tuscumbia’ mark a massive leap forward for a band that’s already been praised by NPR for its “dreamy sound” and by SPIN for songs that “glow with a deep, dusky aura.” A full track list is below.
‘TUSCUMBIA’ TRACK LIST
Long Fade Out
See It Through
Out On The Blue
Pushing the Stone