Chris Robinson told Shindig! about ‘Narcissus Soaking Wet’ in issue #55’s ‘In The Studio’ feature, so here it is. A new, funky groove for the guys
The Chris Robinson Brotherhood have announced the release of their fourth studio album, Anyway You Love, We Know How You Feel, on July 29, 2016 via Robinson’s own Silver Arrow Records. The band relocated to northern California for the sessions, recording on the side of a mountain overlooking the foggy Pacific Ocean and channeling the natural majesty of their surroundings into the album’s eight sprawling tracks. Having spent the prior two years touring relentlessly, the CRB were road-tested and in peak form to capture their kinetic chemistry and immersive sound, which Uncut Magazine deemed, “…a celebration of how American musical traditions can be at once honored and psychedelically expanded.”
“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. “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.” Read more The Chris Robinson Brotherhood’s new LP ‘Anyway You Love, We Know How You Feel’
The CRB (as they are affectionately known by fans) made an immediate impact upon their boldly unconventional debut in early 2011 after Chris came together with guitarist Neal Casal, drummer George Sluppick, bassist Mark Dutton, and keyboard player Adam McDougall. The Brotherhood embarked on close to 50 shows over nine weeks in California before ever leaving the Golden State. In fact, they’d wait until 2012 to truly introduce themselves nationally with the release of two sprawling studio albums: Big Moon Ritual and The Magic Door, which showcase a freewheeling improvisational chemistry. Phosphorescent Harvest, their latest album, was released in April 2014.
Shindig! interviewed Chris for issue #49 and an instant friendship was struck.
On the back of this clash of fine tastes Chris has asked Shindig! to deejay in-between sets. Expect some pastoral, cosmic and wide-eyed sounds from the team.
Tickets can be bought here and both the band and magazine would love to see you all at the show.