Today, April 29th, is the release date for The Cost of Living, the third full-length album by critically-acclaimed soul band The Revelations. This new record displays the Brooklyn, NY band’s trademark post-modern take on the classic soul/blues/rock sound, something The New York Times’ Jon Pareles calls “old fashioned soul songs for 21st century hard times.” The Cost of Living premiered last week on Noisey/Vice, is available at all digital retailers, many major physical retailers, and is currently streaming on MSN Music, last.fm & Okayplayer.com.
Led by vocalist and songwriter Rell Gaddis, The Cost of Living was recorded at Willie Mitchell’s legendary Royal Studios in Memphis, TN and features five original songs and three cover tunes. From the first single, a throbbing version of the Isley Brothers tune “Why When Love is Gone”, to the Memphis soul drenched original “Game of Love”, The Cost of Living captures listeners very quickly.
The Revelations will be touring to support the release of The Cost of Living. Their album release party/show will take place at Spike Hill Music in Brooklyn on May 1st. Please let me know if you are local and would like to attend. More tour dates will be announced in the future.
Since they first came on the scene in 2008 with the Deep Soul EP (Decision), The Revelations have made a significant impact on the blues/soul scene. Jim Farber of the New York Daily News wrote, “The (Revelations) songs’ melodies often recall the work of ’70s soul stars, but they’re played with a ’60s fury”. Adds Soul Tracks “… rich music where nothing’s artificial, nothing’s counterfeit, and everything’s just pure, all natural soul.”
The Revelations Tour Dates:
5/1 Brooklyn, NY | Spike Hill (album release party)
5/2 Asbury Park, NJ | The Saint
5/3 Westerly, RI | Knickerbocker Cafe
5/8 Baltimore, MD | Baltimore Soundstage
5/25 Alexandria, VA | The Birchmere