Tuesday, July 26, 2016

CD Review: The Chris Robinson Brotherhood "Know How You Feel" About Their New Album

Before The Black Crowes dissolved into legendary status, lead singer/songwriter Chris Robinson already had the wheels rolling on his next project, The Chris Robinson Brotherhood. They released their first two albums within months of each other in 2012 as Robinson's palate of new songs seemed endless. Their only reason for not delivering even more albums is their relentless tour schedule which had them performing over 180 shows a year. Two years ago The Chris Robinson Brotherhood released their most successful studio album titled "Phosphorescent Harvest" and on July 29th, they will release their brand new studio album titled "Anyway You Love, We Know How You Feel."
 
The new eight-song release beings with the seven-plus minute, psychedelic funk of "Narcissus Soaking Wet" as keyboardist Adam McDougall lends his talents to the spaced-out jam. Robinson's brand of southern rock is felt in "Forever As The Moon" as the song draws upon the gospel-like chorus and feel-good groove. Guitarist Neal Casal brings along some his Grateful Dead-style chords from his side project, Circles Around The Sun, for the jammy tones of "Ain't It Hard But Fair." The beauty of Chris Robinson's songwriting is heard in the gentle swirling of "Some Gardens Green," before closing with the laid-back, sing-along, country vibe of "California Hymn." 
 
As you may have already guessed, The Chris Robinson Brotherhood are on tour, making their way east for a string of shows, before heading back out west in September. For a complete list of live dates and to find out more about their new album "Anyway You Love, We Know How You Feel," please visit chrisrobinsonbrotherhood.com.

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