Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats have released their latest album, The Future, via Stax Records. The band celebrated the release with a pair of concerts at New York’s Beacon Theatre.
“I look at the album overall as a big question,” Rateliff said in a press release when the album was initially announced. “When I was writing the record we were in the middle of a pandemic and our future looked pretty bleak. I just continue to try to write from a place of hope. Then my own neurosis, and maybe being a libra gets in the way, and I can’t make up my mind. There is this constant back and forth battle in me personally and I am sure that comes out in my writing.”
Recorded at Rateliff’s own Broken Creek Studio outside of Denver, The Future was produced by Bradley Cook (Bon Iver, Kevin Morby, The War on Drugs) and R.M.B.—the production trio of Rateliff, Patrick Meese (The Night Sweats) and James Barone (Beach House)—the same team behind Rateliff’s acclaimed 2020 solo album, And It’s Still Alright. Additional production was added by musician, engineer and producer Elijah Thompson (Father John Misty, Richard Swift) while Jenny Lewis, Jess Wolfe, and Amelia Meath (Sylvan Esso) contributed backing vocals.
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Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats – The Future – Full Album
In celebration of the album’s release, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats headed to New York for a pair of celebratory live performances. The second of those shows, on Friday, November 7th, was streamed live via FANS. Watch a preview of the Beacon Theatre livestream below.
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats – Livestream Preview [Pro-Shot] – 11/5/21
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The band will continue along the promo trail for the new album with TV spots on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday, November 9th and on CBS Saturday Morning on Saturday, November 13th. For a full list of upcoming live dates from Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, head here.