St. Paul & The Broken Bones rang in the New Year at Brooklyn Bowl Nashville on Friday. The show saw the band previewing its forthcoming LP, The Alien Coast, out on January 28th via ATO Records.
Friday’s concert arrived as the second in a two-night run at Pete Shapiro‘s Music City expansion of his flagship Brooklyn venue. The past month saw SPATBB dot the south with shows in Athens, GA (12/2–3) and Columbia, SC (12/4). The ensemble will return to the road on January 26th for a special record store gig at Criminal Records in Atlanta, GA ahead of a hometown show at Seasick Records in Birmingham, AL the following day, culminating in a The Alien Coast release party at Grimey’s in Nashville.
The band’s new album is named after its hometown of Birmingham, frontman Paul Janeway said with the LP’s announcement.
“The title actually came from reading about the history of the Gulf of Mexico, which is home for us,” Janeway said. “When the settlers—or invaders, really—first came to the Gulf Coast they couldn’t figure out what it was, and started referring to it as the Alien Coast. That term really stuck with me, partly because it feels almost apocalyptic.”
Check out a preview of St. Paul & The Broken Bones at Brooklyn Bowl Nashville on Friday and scroll down for a gallery of images courtesy of photographer Andrew Blackstein. Visit the band’s website for tickets and a full list of tour dates.
St. Paul & The Broken Bones – Brooklyn Bowl Nashville – Nashville, TN – 12/31/21