Exclusive: Meet JC Brooks & Uptown Sound

Album due on Bloodshot
– check out the video of the Wilco cover, below. Tour dates, too.

 

By Blurt Staff

 

Chicago
post-punk soul outfit JC
Brooks and the Uptown Sound
, who recently signed to Bloodshot, will be
dropping their debut for the label, Want
More
, on Oct. 25. The fiery combo is fresh off performances opening for
Robert Plant, Fitz and The Tantrums as well as a featured appearance at the
Wilco-curated Solid Sound Festival.

 

In fact, check ‘em covering Wilco’s classic track “I Am
Trying to Break Your Heart.” Good god, folks, this stuff will tear off your
shoelaces ‘n’ braces like nobody’s bizness.

 

 

 

 

JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound – JCBUS for brevity’s sake,
not to be confused with JSBX of course (although there might be some
comparisons to had) –  serves up, in the
label’s words, an “11-song, sweat-filled house party featuring the band’s pure
and uncompromising soul music that ranges from dance-punk booty shakers and
garage rock thumps, to upbeat on-the-one workouts and aching R&B ballads.”

 

Now you know that
sounds like something right up Uncle Blurt’s alley, kids. The band will touring, like, forever starting next month, and all reports have ’em burning the house down, so don’t forget to wear flame-retardant attire.

 

 

Tracklisting:

Want More

Everything Will Be Fine

I Got High

I Am Trying to Break Your Heart

Don’t Lock the Door

Baaadnews

To Love Someone (That Don’t Love You)

I Can See Everything

Missing Things

Sister Ray Charles

Awake

 

 

Tour Dates:

 

9/21

El Sol

Madrid

SPAIN

9/22

Sala Lopez

Zaragoza

SPAIN

9/23

Bam

Barcelona

SPAIN

9/24

Wah Wah

Valencia

SPAIN

9/27

Blackbird

Santander

SPAIN

9/28

Capitol

Santiago

SPAIN

 

9/29

Kafe Antzokia

Bilbao

SPAIN

9/30

Helldorado

Vitoria

SPAIN

10/1

Plateruena

Durango

SPAIN

10/4

Lio Bar

Brescia

Italy

10/5

Ciclamino Party

Pietramurata (TN)

Italy

10/7

Circolo degli Artisti

Roma

Italy

10/8

Tuan

Fidenza

Italy

10/28

Double Door

Chicago

IL

10/29

Freak Fest w/ Peter Bjorn and John

Madison

WI

10/30

Cedar Cultural Center

Minneapolis

MN

11/3

The Book & Stage at the Cosmopolitan

Las Vegas

NV

11/4

The Book & Stage at the Cosmopolitan

Las Vegas

NV

11/5

The Book & Stage at the Cosmopolitan

Las Vegas

NV

11/7

The Doug Fir

Portland

OR

11/8

The Triple Door

Seattle

WA

11/10

Bottom of The Hill

San Francisco

CA

11/11

Satellite

Los Angeles

CA

11/14

The Crescent Ballroom

Phoenix

AZ

 

11/16

The Mohawk

Austin

TX

11/29

Horseshoe Tavern

Toronto

Canada

12/1

The Beachland Tavern

Cleveland

OH

 

12/2

The Basement

Columbus

OH

 

12/14

Black Cat

Washington

DC

12/15

Kung Fu Necktie

Philadelphia

PA

12/16

The Mercury

New York

NY

 

 

 

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