The Revivalists Release Surprise EP “Made In Muscle Shoals” and Documentary
Not ones to rest on their laurels, The Revivalists are full of surprises, including dropping a new EP, Made In Muscle Shoals, on fans today. Recorded on the hallowed grounds of FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, the EP reimagines versions of the New Orleans-based octet’s popular hits along with one cover tune and a new track.
Standing on the shoulders of the giants who recorded there before them, The Revivalists have taken their uplifting signature gumbo of rock, funk, soul, and brass and injected it with the gritty soul of Alabama and the Deep South.
A mini-documentary directed by acclaimed cinematographer Jay Sansone accompanied the release of the EP. The short film follows the band as they run through new arrangements for hits like “All My Friends” and “Wish I Knew You.”
It also captures the awe, humility and wonder band members clearly felt as they recorded this work in an iconic studio world-renowned for hosting legends like Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, Percy Sledge and The Allman Brothers. It’s hard not to sense the heartfelt emotions poured into the EP, including a cover of The Bee Gees’ “To Love Somebody” and “Bitter End,” a brand new tune written by Revivalist drummer Andrew Campanelli.
The Revivalists will be headed out on the road starting February 28 for their headlining Into The Stars Tour with support on some dates from Grammy-nominated fellow New Orleanians Tank and The Bangas, who have been making waves of their own of late. One dollar of every ticket sold will be donated to different nonprofits through the group’s Rev Causes charitable fund, including Everytown For Gun Safety Support Fund, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Songs for Kids Foundation, and more.
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