“You Ain’t Alone”
The hype is well deserved.
You have probably heard about Alabama Shakes around the web. Maybe it was NPR, maybe it was coverage of their Bowery set during CMJ. If your like me, maybe you have been slow to verify the hype. Well thanks to IGIF, you can cross me of the list. I’m sold.
I could probably write 500 words on how the songs feel so good so immediately or how it reminds me of Janis with Big Brother and The Holding Company. I could ramble on about how it swells the nostalgic emotions of a man enamored by sound before an era of polluted overworked, formula driven, momentary dance candy. Maybe I could point how I had them on repeat for hours and had the immediate compulsion to send an email to some of my toughest music friends. But really, I would rather just get back to listening to the EP.