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Seratones with Victory Soul Orchestra

January 29 @ 9:00 pm - 12:00 am

Seratones with Victory Soul Orchestra at The Hollow Bar + Kitchen

“We went through a pretty dramatic shift with this record,” says Seratones

frontwoman AJ Haynes. “The band lineup, the creative process, the sound: all of it

changed in ways that really reflected our growth and evolution.”

One listen to ‘Power,’ Seratones’ spectacular sophomore album, and it’s clear just

how much of an evolution has taken place. Produced by Cage The Elephant guitarist

Brad Shultz, the record finds the Shreveport five-piece trading in the brash proto-punk

of their critically acclaimed debut for a timeless brand of gritty soul, one that takes

its cues from vintage Motown and Stax even as it flirts with modern synthesizers and

experimental arrangements. Haynes’ captivating voice remains front and center here,

but her delivery this time around is more measured and self-assured than ever before,

a beacon of confidence and clarity amidst a sea of social and political turmoil. Perhaps

even more marked than the any sonic development on the record, though, is Haynes’

lyrical turn, which points her gaze inwards for the first time as she grapples with race,

gender, and justice, writing with an unfiltered honesty that at once exudes strength

and vulnerability, hope and despair, beauty and pain.

“I learned to tap more into my own stories with these songs,” says Haynes. “I came to

recognize that I have this lineage and these inherited experiences that are beautiful

and worthy of exploration. The more personal my writing got, the more deeply I was

able to connect with people.”

Seratones have been chasing those kinds of deep connections since 2016, when they

first rocketed into the national spotlight with their breakout debut, ‘Get Gone.’

Rolling Stone called the album a “fitful collision of punk, soul and jazz echoing out of

a shed strewn with whiskey bottles,” while Pitchfork praised the collection’s “soulful

grease and punky grit,” and NPR hailed it as “lean and compact, with an impressive

assortment of anthemic stompers.” The music earned the band dates on the road with

artists as varied as St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, The

Dandy Warhols, and Drive-By Truckers, along with festival slots from Hangout to

Newport Folk and invitations to perform on national television and at NPR’s Tiny Desk.

Details

Date:
January 29
Time:
9:00 pm - 12:00 am
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/seratones-with-victory-soul-orchestra-tickets-85713002899

Venue

The Hollow Bar + Kitchen
79 North Pearl Street
Albany, NY 12207 United States
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