Boombox Announces New Album, ‘Western Voodoo’, Shares First Single [Listen]

first_imgBoomBox has announced a new album, Western Voodoo, due out on October 19th via Heart of Gold Records.Since first emerging in 2004, founder, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Zion Rock Godchaux has been quietly seasoning the simmering recipe that is BoomBox to perfection. However, it reaches a boiling point on Western Voodoo, his fifth album. Widely known for their energetic live shows, BoomBox’s new record is a true testament to that reputation, showcasing the most musically diverse effort the band has given to date.Following up 2016’s fan favorite Bits & Pieces, Godchaux found himself at something of a crossroads. Longtime collaborator Russ Randolph amicably parted ways with the band at the end of the year. For the first time, Godchaux would solely produce the bulk of a BoomBox record by himself inside of his new studio, while DJ Harry joined on tour in January 2017. He even performed live bass on the album, opening up the creative palette dramatically.As Godchaux explains in a press release:I remain open to anything you would hear coming out of a boombox. There are a lot of different vibes and angles, but it still adheres to a universal rhythm. This new record is the most musical and varied, yet it’s tightly wound in respect to that syncopation. There are only a few rules. It should be heavy groove. It should make you want to move. Overall, I’ve further developed the sound people are used to.I’ve learned more about engineering and the technical aspects of recording. [This last year has] been a time of soul searching. I can follow any ideas that I want to. So there’s a lot more organic instrumentation. I’m just trying to develop more sonic real. You hear about different forms of magic around the world. The West, in general, has its own voodoo influenced by the blues. That’s what shaped me as a musician growing up in this country. It’s hard to put it in the words, but you know it when you hear it. Check out BoomBox’s first single off of Western Voodoo, “Selling Fun”, below.Boombox – “Selling Fun”BoomBox has only two shows scheduled for the fall, including stops on September 9th at Waterloo Festival in Austin, TX and on September 22nd at Same Same But Different Festival in Perry, CA. Head to the band’s website for more information.last_img

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