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On March 15, 2011, 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 take it to another level with Scandalous..Produced by Jim Eno of Spoon and featuring 11 new songs, Scandalous finds the young band returning with their modem 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. 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. Look for Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears on tour this spring in support of Scandalous
"People call us a soul band, but we're more of a rock & roll band," he points out.
"We feel like what we're doing is different from the soul bands with horn sections that are out there right now," Ernst adds. "We always joke that we would do that kind of music, but we're not good enough: our guitars are too loud, we're too primitive on our instruments, and Joe is more of a shouter and a talking-blues guy than a smooth soul singer. So we're carving out our own thing because it's the only way that we can do it. We can't play it any cleaner or smoother--and we don't want to, either."
"We pride ourselves on keepin' our own style and staying true to the guys we look up to," says Lewis. "We play the music that we like listening to. It's always about the music first."See all Editorial Reviews
My first reaction is that I was hearing James Brown perform with The Black Keys. Terrific album.Published 1 month ago by DrewClou
It rocks but some of the songs do sound like cuts off the last album.Published 4 months ago by ironoreman
Very exciting and physically enervating and moving music. Saw them in person at Vinyl Music after I got the cd, just as exciting!Published 8 months ago by dr frank
First shipment arrived with damaged vinyl however it was promptly and easily replaced - great music from Black Joe and the HB's!Published 8 months ago by John Mesenbourg
This was given as a birthday present and the recipient loves it. Came on time and in one piece.So HappyPublished 23 months ago by Jessica
Black Joe rocks. These guys sound like Sly and the Family Stone, and every song on the disc is highly listenable. Read morePublished on August 5, 2013 by Peter Falkowski
Raw, urgent, passionate. This one and the one before. Both gems of modern takes on classic blues-based rock. They do a Dead Boys cover live- not on this release.Published on June 10, 2013 by Truth Seeker
These guys are a blast from the past with a modern edge! Another record [and they're rare and precious these days] to make you want to jump up and dance and sing. Read morePublished on February 10, 2013 by Paul F. Kopilak