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Los Lonely Boys Announce Release Of New Album, “Revelation”

December 19, 2013 1 comment

Image“We decided to call this album Revelation because we want to make music that reveals something to people about their lives and their world,” says Jojo Garza. He’s talking about the upcoming release by Los Lonely Boys, the Grammy-winning trio that the bassist/vocalist shares with his brothers Henry (vocals, guitar) and Ringo (drums, vocals). “As musicians and artists, we’re here to connect with people, and to share our view of things.”

Revelation – to be released January 21st, 2014 on the band’s own LonelyTone imprint Jan. 21, 2014, in association with the respected Austin-based indie Playing in Traffic and MRI – is a landmark release for the siblings. While maintaining the infectiously melodic mix of bluesy rock ‘n’ roll and rootsy brown-eyed soul that’s long endeared Los Lonely Boys to its fiercely loyal fan base, Revelation adds an expansive range of new sonic elements, e.g. the conjunto touches of “Blame It On Love,” the reggae groove of “Give A Little More,” the rustic acoustic textures of “It’s Just My Heart Talkin’ and the baroque pop elements of “There’s Always Tomorrow.”

“We’re always trying to broaden our horizons and advance musically, and that’s something that we were very conscious of in making this record,” Jojo states. “We’re always looking for new ways to communicate and reach people, so we experimented with a lot of different sounds and production approaches.”

Toward that end, the brothers also collaborated with an eclectic cast of co-writers in assembling the dozen new original songs that comprise Revelation, including alt-country icon Radney Foster, in-demand pop tunesmiths Matthew Gerrard and David Quiñones, Black-Eyed Peas collaborators George Pajon Jr. and Keith Harris, and Raul Pacheco of Ozomatli.

If you’re a sports fan, you can hear songs from Revelation already. “Rule The World” has been licensed to ESPN’s Monday Night Football as well as the NFL on Fox, while “Can’t Slow Down” has been licensed to NASCAR for all race programming. You’ll also be able to hear an older LLB track in the upcoming film “American Hustle,” which co-stars Academy Award winners Jennifer Lawrence and Christian Bale.

Revelation also marks Los Lonely Boys’ first recording work since Henry Garza sustained serious injuries in a fall from the stage during a February 2013 performance in Los Angeles, necessitating a lengthy and ongoing recovery period.

“We nearly lost Henry, man, and that was a big change for us,” Jojo acknowledges. “The whole experience was a wake-up call for us. It made us rethink every aspect of our lives and our careers, and it reminded us of what’s really important to us.”

The long-time road warriors have just recently returned to the stage to promote Revelation, and the tour will hit the U.S. mainland in early February, hitting a ton of major markets. See below for tour dates, as well as pre-order information for Revelation.

LOS LONELY BOYS 2014 TOUR DATES 

Jan. 24 Maui HI | Cultural Center

Jan. 25 Honolulu HI | Aloha Tower Market Place

Jan. 26 Kauai HI | Kilohana Plantation

Jan. 30 Tokyo Japan | Liquid Room

Feb. 1 Nogoya Japan | Club Quattro

Feb. 2 Osaka Japan | Shangri-La

Feb. 4 San Francisco CA | Independent

Feb. 6 Los Angeles CA | Troubadour

Feb. 7 San Juan Capistrano CA | Coach House

Feb. 8 Chandler AZ | Center for the Arts

Feb. 9 Flagstaff AZ | Orpheum

Feb. 11 Beaver Creek CO | Vilar Center

Feb. 12 Boulder CO | Boulder Theatre

Feb. 13 Taos NM | KTAOS/Solar Center

March 19 Boston MA | Paradise

March 20 Portland ME | Asylum

March 21 Tarrytown NY | Music Hall

March 22 Uncasville CT | Wolf Den

March 24-26 New York NY | City Winery

March 28 Norwalk CT | Concert Hall

March 29-30 Annapolis MD | Rams Head

April 1 Washington DC | Hamilton

April 2 Wilmington DE | World Café

April 3 Millville NJ | Levoy Theater

April 4 Glenside PA | Keswick Theatre

April 5 Harrisburg PA | Whitaker Center

April 22 Carmel CA | Sunset Center

April 23 Napa CA | Uptown Theatre

April 24 Fresno CA | Tower Theater

April 26 Laughlin NV | Harrahs  w/Los Lobos

April 27 Pauma Valley CA (San Diego CA) | Pauma Casino

April 29 Portland OR | Aladdin Theater

April 30 Spokane WA | Knitting Factory

May 1 Snoqualamie WA  (Seattle) | Casino

May 3 Phoenix AZ | Cinco de Mayo Fest

May 4 Spring TX | Crawfish Fest

May 9 Tulsa OK | River Spirit Casino

June 19 Dulce NM | Blues Fest

June 29 Aurora IL | Blues on the Fox Festival

July 20 El Paso TX  | Music under the Stars

Revelation Track Listing:

1) Blame It On Love

2) Give A Little More

3) It’s Just My Heart Talkin’

4) There’s Always Tomorrow

5) So Sensual

6) Familia

7) Don’t Walk Away

8) Can’t Slow Down

9) Dream Away

10) The Greatest Ever

11) Rule The World

12) Everything About You

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