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EARTHGANG & Bon Iver Reimagine Brittany Howard

Today, ATO Records released a pair of remixes of songs from Brittany Howard’s acclaimed debut solo album, Jaime. Atlanta-based hip hop duo EARTHGANG reimagines Goat Head and Bon Iver brings fresh textures to Short and Sweet. The tracks are the first to be revealed from an upcoming collection of remixes from Jaime. Since its release last September, the album has won widespread praise from critics, earning placement on “best of” lists by The New York Times, NPR, Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, Pitchfork and many others, plus fans and fellow artists.

With the addition of two new verses, EARTHGANG take Goat Head, Howard’s highly personal account of growing up as a mixed-race child in a small Southern town at the turn of the 21st century and turn it into a bold anthem for 2020’s social justice movement. Listen HERE.

EARTHGANG explains, “We’ve been big fans of Brittany and Alabama Shakes, so this is a dream come true. Songs like these help us make sense of all the craziness in the world at times. Her song Goat Head, dealing with her black experience in America and The World, resonated the loudest at this time. Just thankful to be able to give the world our medicine and heal the people.”

Bon Iver adds rich layers to Short and Sweet a song celebrating a nascent romance that Howard originally recorded alone, accompanying herself on acoustic guitar and imbues it with a twinkling, ethereal vibe that both complements and contrasts its old-time warmth. Listen HERE.

“Brittany is a truly singular artist; so much power and musicality. This album speaks to so many people, including us,” says Justin Vernon, founder of the GRAMMY-winning band Bon Iver. “To have a chance to recreate Short and Sweet in our own image with long-time collaborators Jenn Wassner and CJ Camerieri, was both an honor and almost too much of a privilege.”

Howard will perform on The Late Late Show with James Corden on Tuesday, September 29. She will serve as guest editor of the Oxford Americans 22nd annual Southern Music issue, which will be available on newsstands November 25. Howard is nominated for three 2020 Americana Honors & Awards Album Of The Year, Artist Of The Year and Song Of The Year (Stay High). A four-time GRAMMY winner for her work with Alabama ShakesHoward spoke about women’s equality and finding her voice in the latest episode of Women Who Rock: Music & Mentorship, which aired recently on TODAY. View the interview HERE and watch her performance of Georgia HERE.

Putting Short and Sweet on the playlist she created for GQPhoebe Bridgers said, “[Howard’s] solo record is beyond what I thought was even possible.” Conor Oberst recently told The New York Times, “I’ve also been listening to a lot of the Brittany Howard Jaime record. I’ve always thought highly of Alabama Shakes, but it wasn’t until I heard this record that I realized she’s a national treasure.”

Jaime was awarded four stars by Rolling StoneMOJO and Q and named the Best Album of 2019 by NPR. The track History Repeats received two GRAMMY nominations. Stay High spent three weeks at No. 1 on Billboard’s Adult Alternative Songs chart. It was Public Radio’s Most Popular Song of 2019 and named by Pitchfork and others as of the year’s best songs. Refinery29 said, “This feel-good gem will get you through any rough times and slap a smile back on your face.”

In this feature, The New Yorker praised Jaime as “deep, freaky, and heartfelt,” and said it shares “spiritual DNA with two of the boldest and most stylistically inscrutable releases of the past century: Black Messiah, the third album by the R. & B. singer D’Angelo, and Sly and the Family Stone’s There’s a Riot Goin’ On.” Hailing Jaime as “a candid autobiography in funk,” The New York Times said, “With a voice that can go to the roadhouse, the church or deeply private places, she exorcises troubles with the music’s sheer pleasure”

Photo Credits:

Brittany Howard Image (credit- Bobbi Rich – @mamahotdog)

Bon Iver (credit – Graham Tolbert & Eric Carlson)

Brittany Howard’s Debut Solo

Brittany Howard ߝ lead vocalist/guitarist for the chart-topping, GRAMMY winning bandAlabama Shakes will release her debut solo album, Jaime, on September 20 via ATO Records. Today, she shared the lead off track, History Repeats. Download History Repeats HERE and listen HERE. Pre-order Jaime HERE.

History Repeats is as much a personal song as it is a song about us as a human species. Our times of success may propel us forward, but our repeating failures hold us back from evolving into harmony,Éd; says Brittany Howard, who posted her mission statement for the album earlier today. See below for links to her social media.

Howard will support the album with a North American tour, which includes two-night stands at intimate venues in Asheville, NC, Washington, DC and Los Angeles. The headline run will also include shows at Ryman Auditorium in Nashville (August 19) and New York City’s Beacon Theatre (September 24). See below for full itinerary. Howard and her band made their live debut last week at the prestigious Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.

The fan ticket pre-sale begins today at 10:00 AM local time. Tickets go on sale to the public on Friday, June 28, at 10:00 AM local time unless otherwise noted below. Every online ticket purchased for U.S. dates on the fall tour will include a CD of the new album, Jaime.

Citi is the official pre-sale credit card of the Brittany Howard 2019 North American tour. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase pre-sale tickets beginning today at 10:00 AM through Thursday, June 27, at 10:00 PM local time through Citi EntertainmentSM. For complete pre-sale details visit www.citientertainment.com.

Howard recorded Jaime after a cross country drive that took her from Nashville to a small house in Topanga, CA a rustic Los Angeles county town wedged between the mountains and the beach. She titled the album after her sister, who taught her to play the piano and write poetry, and who died of cancer when they were still teenagers.

The title is in memoriam, and she definitely did shape me as a human being, saysBrittany Howard. But, the record is not about her. It’s about me. I’m pretty candid about myself and who I am and what I believe. Which is why I needed to do it on my own.

While Howard admits it was daunting, stepping out alone from her work with Alabama Shakes and revealing so much of herself, it was a necessary step. I turned 30 and I was like, What do I want the rest of my life to look like? she recalls. Do I want to play the same songs until I’m 50 and then retire, or do I do something that’s scarier for me? Do I want people to understand me and know me, do I want to tell them my story? I’m very private, but my favorite work is when people are being honest and really doing themselves.

She brought a handful of finished songs into engineer Shawn Everett’s L.A. studio. Once she started working with the band she had assembled a core group of Alabama Shake’s bassist Zac Cockrell, innovative jazz-based keyboard player Robert Glasper and drummer Nate Smith the music started to take shape. Different sounds and approaches began to emerge. Howard examines spiritual ritual on He Loves Me and celebrates love with Georgia. Goat Head is informed by the experience of growing up as a mixed-race child in the South while 13th Century Metal grew out of Glasper and Smith jamming in the studio. See below for track listing.

As the front woman and guitarist for Alabama Shakes, Howard has become one of music’s most celebrated figures. The band has won four GRAMMY Awards and topped the Billboard 200 with the Gold-certified Sound & Color, the follow-up to its Platinum debut album, Boys & Girls. Howard has performed everywhere from the Obama White House to the main stage at Lollapalooza, where she sang with Paul McCartney at his invitation. In between albums and tours with Alabama Shakes, Howard grows restless. To me, there is no time off  I’m a creative person and I need to create, or I just feel weird, not fully human, she says. She’s channeled that relentless creativity into Jaime, her most revelatory work yet.

Jaime Track Listing

  1. History Repeats
  2. He Loves Me
  3. Georgia
  4. Stay High
  5. Tomorrow
  6. Short and Sweet
  7. 13th Century Metal
  8. Baby
  9. Goat Head
  10. Presence
  11. Run To Me
Brittany Howard  North American Tour
Tickets go on sale to public Friday, June 28, at 10:00 AM local time, unless otherwise noted.
* Tickets on sale Friday, June 28, at 12:00 PM
** Tickets on sale Thursday, June 27, at 10:00 AM
8/17 | Asheville, NC | Orange Peel *
8/18 | Asheville, NC | Orange Peel *
8/19 | Nashville, TN | Ryman Auditorium
8/23 | Washington, DC | 9:30 Club **
8/24 | Washington, DC | 9:30 Club **
9/18 | Milwaukee, WI | Riverside Theater
9/19 | St. Paul, MN | Palace Theatre
9/20 | Chicago, IL | Riviera Theatre
9/22 | Toronto, ON | Rebel
9/24 | New York, NY | Beacon Theatre
9/25 | Boston, MA | House of Blues
9/27 | Philadelphia, PA | The Fillmore
10/5 | Austin, TX | ACL Festival  tickets on sale now
10/8 | Los Angeles, CA | Theatre at Ace Hotel
10/9 | Los Angeles, CA | Theatre at Ace Hotel
10/12| Austin, TX | ACL Festival tickets on sale now
10/13| Atlanta, GA | AfroPunk Festival  tickets on sale now
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