The Revivalists surprised listeners Thursday morning with the release of a new EP and corresponding mini-documentary Made In Muscle Shoals. The two projects find the rising alt-jam ensemble recording at the legendary Fame Studios in Muscle Shoals, AL.
The seven-song EP features five reworked versions of previous hits, including “Wish I Knew You” and “All My Friends”, a cover of the Bee Gees‘ “To Love Somebody”, and a new original song, “Bitter End”. The trademark soul sound of Fame Studios and the city of Muscle Shoals sink deep into the reworked versions of The Revivalists’ own upbeat brand of roots rock. The other previously-released reworked tracks include “Oh No”, “You And I”, and “Change”.
“We went to Muscle Shoals to capture that special kind of real and raw that only a place like that can provide,” singer David Shaw said. “Every bit of everything we did there felt like it held a little more weight than things we’ve done in the past.”
Stream Made In Muscle Shoals below.
The Revivalists – Made In Muscle Shoals
In addition to the EP, the band also released a mini-documentary of the same name that chronicles their time on music’s hallowed grounds. Made In Muscle Shoals, directed by Jay Sansone and Human Being Media, shows the band’s deep roots in their native New Orleans sound transitioning as it comes into contact with the gritty soul that’s soaked into the walls of Fame Studios. The documentary short is as much about the band recording new interpretations of its own songs as it is about the members’ appreciation and awe of where they find themselves.
Watch Made In Muscle Shoals from The Revivalists below.
The Revivalists – Made In Muscle Shoals (Documentary)
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The Revivalists are currently on the road for their recently-expanded Into The Stars tour, which will see the band traverse the country and make their triumphant return to Red Rocks Amphitheatre June 12th. The band will also donate $1 from every ticket sold to a slew of organizations under the group’s new umbrella fund, Rev Causes. For tickets and a full list of dates, head to the band’s website.