Black Joe Lewis In Scandalous News


Fall-out from the
incident expected to last until at least March 15…


By Blurt Staff


On March 15 Lost Highway Records will release Scandalous, the sophomore album from
Austin, TX-based garage soul ensemble Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears.
Having spent the last two years building a considerable reputation with their
high-voltage brand of blues, dirty soul, and rock ‘n’ roll, Black Joe Lewis
& the Honeybears recently went into the studio with producer Jim Eno of Spoon.
The album features 11 new songs and finds the young band returning with their
modern and original take on classic American musical styles. There are still
plenty of tight horns and hard-driving rhythms on tracks like “Livin’ In
The Jungle,” “Booty
City,” and “Black
Snake,” but the new album is a decidedly more diverse and contemporary
offering than its predecessor, 2009’s Tell
‘Em What Your Name Is.
Gospel punk burner “You Been Lyin'” fits
squarely alongside the country blues of “Messin'” and the
Stax-meets-Stones soul of “Since I Met You Baby.” The raw funk
creeper “She’s So Scandalous” stands out as an album highlight.


Since the release of their debut, Black Joe Lewis & the
Honeybears have honed their skills as a commanding live act by playing hundreds
of gigs. The group has played extensively in the U.S. and abroad, touring with
a diverse collection of artists like Lucero, New York Dolls, Dave Matthews
Band, Passion Pit, and Cedric Burnside & Lightnin’ Malcolm. The band also
garnered strong support in the press, with positive notices from everyone from BLURT, Spin and Mojo to NPR, Esquire and the L.A. Times. Watch for a full tour this




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