Today, Tedeschi Trucks Band premiered the music video for their latest single, “Hard Case”, from the band’s forthcoming album, SIGNS. Marking the band’s first studio release since 2016’s Let Me Get By, the band’s fourth studio effort is scheduled to arrive next month on February 15th via Fantasy/Concord Records.

The 11-track album was co-produced by TTB leader and guitarist Derek Trucks along with Jim Scott and Bobby Tis, and will include all original songs which were recorded live on two-inch analog tape at their Swamp Raga Studio. TTB brethren Warren Haynes, Oliver Wood, Doyle Bramhall II, and Marc Quiñones also appear on the record. Some of the tracks to be included on the album are titled, “Strengthen What Remains”, “Still Your Mind”, “All The World”, and “Hard Case”. The latter was written by Mike Mattison, Derek Trucks, and Susan Tedeschi, and was debuted as the album’s soulful lead single last week.

The music video’s story–which features an imprisoned buffalo man looking for a way out–was written by Mattison, and animated and designed by Brett Underhill. Watch TTB’s music video for “Hard Case” below, and follow the buffalo man’s adventures from the prison to the beach.

Tedeschi Trucks Band – “Hard Case” – Official Video

[Video: Tedeschi Trucks Band]

“Hard Case” Lyrics
You got a lot to learn
I got a lot to lose
Guess I hold a candle
For singers of the blues

You’re a hard case to refuse

Call down any witness
Lord, I stand accused
But I’ll be back in business
If they cut me loose

You’re a hard case to refuse

You’re a hard
You’re a hard case to choose
Living a lie and loving you
You’re a hard case to refuse
Oh such a hard case to refuse

You got a lot to learn
I got a lot to lose
Guess I hold a candle
For singers of the blues

You’re a hard case to refuse

Lord I got it in me
What it comes down to
Climb that concertina
And come back when you’re bruised

You’re a hard case to refuse

You’re a hard
You’re a hard case to choose
Living a lie and loving you
You’re a hard case to refuse – oh yea
Hard case to refuse
Hard case to refuse – I’m a witness
Hard living the blues
Hard case to refuse – I ain’t giving up on you
Hard case to refuse

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SIGNS reflects on the losses suffered by the band in the past few years while still finding cause for hope and celebration in the beauty of life and nature,” the band shared in a statement to their Facebook last week, dedicating the album to their friend and mentor Col Bruce Hampton (Ret.). Other losses include the recent deaths of TTB mentors like Leon Russell and Allman Brothers Band members Butch Trucks and Gregg Allman.

Tedeschi Trucks Band will celebrate the official release of SIGNS with a show at Brooklyn Academy of Music in Brooklyn, New York on Wednesday, February 20th. Tickets for the album release show at Brooklyn Academy of Music are on sale now. Every pair of tickets purchased for this show will come with a digital download of the new album.

SIGNS Tracklisting
1. “Signs (High Times)”
2. “I’m Gonna Be There”
3. “When Will I Begin”
4. “Walk Through This Life”
5. “Strengthen What Remains”
6. “Still Your Mind”
7. “Hard Case”
8. “Shame”
9. “All The World”
10. “They Don’t Shine”
11. “The Ending”

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These updates should be a silver lining for what’s been an interesting couple of weeks for the popular rock band. On Christmas Eve, the band announced that bassist Tim Lefebvre would be leaving the group. They also revealed a week later that keyboardist Kofi Burbridge will be taking time away from the band as a result of a recent follow-up procedure to a 2017 surgery, with Gabe Dixon coming on to fill the role until his return. On a lighter note, the band is also charging into the new year with their first-ever official fan community with the newly-established “Swamp Family” fan club.

1/17/19 – Cedar Rapids, IA – Paramount Theatre SOLD OUT
1/18/19 – Chicago, IL – Chicago Theatre
1/19/19 – Chicago, IL – Chicago Theatre
1/22/19 – Knoxville, TN – Tennessee Theatre
1/23/19 – Chattanooga, TN – Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Auditorium
1/25/19 – Chicago, IL – Chicago Theatre
1/26/19 – Chicago, IL – Chicago Theatre
1/28/19 – New Orleans, LA – Saenger Theatre
1/29/19 – New Orleans, LA – Saenger Theatre
1/31/19 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
2/1/19 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
2/2/19 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
2/15/19 – Washington, D.C. – Warner Theatre
2/16/19 – Washington, D.C. – Warner Theatre
2/17/19 – Hershey, PA – Hershey Theatre
2/20/19 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Academy of Music – Howard Gilman Opera House
2/22/19 – Washington, D.C. – Warner Theatre
2/23/19 – Washington, D.C. – Warner Theatre
2/26/19 – Philadelphia, PA – The Met Philadelphia
2/28/19 – Birmingham, AL – Alabama Theatre
3/1/19 – Augusta, GA – William B. Bell Auditorium
3/2/19 – Asheville, NC – Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
4/2/19 – Paris, FR – L’Olympia
4/4/19 – Eindhoven, NL – Muziekgebouw
4/5/19 – Winterbach, DE- Salierhalle Winterbach
4/7/19 – Copenhagen, DK – Amager Bio
4/8/19 – Stockholm, SE – Cirkus SOLD OUT
4/10/19 – Oslo, NO – Sentrum Scene
4/11/19 – Copenhagen, DK – Amager Bio SOLD OUT
4/12/19 – Randers, DK – Vaerket
4/14/19 – Bochum, DE – Rurhcongress
4/15/19 – Hamburg, DE – Mehr! Theater
4/17/19 – Milan, IT – Teatro degli Arcimboldi
4/18/19 – Trieste, IT – Politeama Rossetti
4/20/19 – Zurich, CH – Theater 11
4/23/19 – Brussels, BE – Ancienne Belgique
4/24/19 – Utrecht, NL – Tivoli Vredenburg
4/26/19 – London, UK – The London Palladium SOLD OUT
4/27/19 – London, UK – The London Palladium SOLD OUT
5/10/19 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater
5/11/19 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater
5/12/19 – San Diego, CA – San Diego Civic Theatre
5/14/19 – Tucson, AZ – Tucson Convention Center
5/16/19 – Los Angeles, CA – Orpheum Theatre
5/17/19 – Los Angeles, CA – Orpheum Theatre
5/18/19 – Mesa, AZ – Mesa Amphitheatre
5/21/19 – Sacramento, CA – Memorial Auditorium of Sacramento
5/23/19 – Seattle, WA – Paramount Theater of Seattle
5/24/19 – Seattle, WA – Paramount Theater of Seattle
5/25/19 – Salem, OR – LB Day Comcast Amphitheatre
6/28/19 – Jacksonville, FL – Daily’s Place *
6/29/19 – Boca Raton, FL – Mizner Park Amphitheater *
6/30/19 – St. Petersburg, FL – Al Lang Stadium *
7/03/19 – Orange Beach, AL – Wharf Amphitheater *
7/05/19 – Charleston, SC – Volvo Car Stadium *
7/06/19 – Simpsonville, SC – Heritage Park Amphitheater *
7/07/19 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion *
7/09/19 – Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek *
7/13/19 – Gilford, NH – Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion *
7/14/19 – Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center *
7/16/19 – Canandaigua, NY – CMAC *
7/19/19 – Cincinnati, OH – PNC Pavilion *
7/20/19 – Huber Heights, OH – Rose Music Center at the Heights *
7/23/19 – Rochester Hills, MI – Meadow Brook Amphitheatre *
7/24/19 – Indianapolis, IN – Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park *
7/26/19 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks *
7/27/19 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks *
7/30/19 – St. Louis, MO – Fox Theatre *
7/31/19 – Brandon, MS – Brandon Amphitheater *
8/02/19 – Atlanta, GA – Fox Theatre *
8/03/19 – Atlanta, GA – Fox Theatre *

* 5th Annual Wheels of Soul tour with Blackberry Smoke and Shovels & Rope (Additional dates to be announced)

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