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JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound prepping new LP (song streams), playing a record release show at Mayne Stage

JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound @ BVC-SXSW 2013 (more by Sara Pieper)

Chicago’s JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound are gearing up for the release of their third full-length album, titled Howl, which is due out on May 21 via Bloodshot Records. The LP was tracked at Montreal’s famed Hotel2Tango Studios by producer Howard Bilerman (Arcade Fire, Wolf Parade, Godspeed You! Black Emperor). So far, they’ve shared the album’s title track and a video for “Ordinary.” You’ll find both at the bottom of this post. Howl‘s cover art and tracklisting can also be found below.

JC Brooks and co. will be touring in support of Howl this spring/summer. That tour includes a few hometown shows: a 6PM in-store at Saki Records on May 21, a record release show at Mayne Stage on May 25, and Taste of Randolph on June 14. Tickets for their Mayne Stage performance go on sale this Saturday (4/27) at 10AM CST.

All JC Brooks tour dates, those song streams, and album info. for Howl are below…

JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound – “Howl”

JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound – “Ordinary”


JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound — Howl
01. Howl
02. Married For A Week
03. Rouse Yourself
04. Security
05. Ordinary
06. Before You Die
07. Not Alone
08. River
09. Cold
10. Control
11. These Things

JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound — 2013 Tour Dates
05.14.13 Rochester, NY – Lilac Festival
05.15.13 Buffalo, NY – Waiting Room
05.16.13 Cleveland Heights, OH – Grog Shop
05.18.13 Webster Groves, MO – Webster Grooves Festival
05.21.13 Chicago, IL – Saki Records
05.25.13 Chicago, IL – Mayne Stage

06.05.13 Roseville, CA – Sammy’s
06.06.13 San Francisco, CA – Cafe Du Nord
06.08.13 Long Beach, CA – Queen Mary
06.11.13 Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up Tavern
06.14.13 Chicago, IL – Taste of Randolph
06.19.13 Pittsburgh, PA – Smiling Moose
06.21.13 Dover, DE – Firefly Festival
06.22.13 New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
06.29.13 Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern

JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound sign with Bloodshot Records, playing ‘Taste of Randolph’ +++ other 2011 dates

JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound

Chicago-based band; JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound have just cut a deal with Bloodshot Records.

For a few years now, JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound have been scorching clubs all over this town and we got tired of people telling us “You HAVE to sign these guys.” So, we got in the BS corporate jet and flew Uptown and woo-ed them with bottles of Osco’s house champagne and inked the deal. We hope you come along with us in our love of the Uptown sound. You will sweat.

Look for their BS debut “Want More” in October. [Bloodshot Records]

They’ve announced a short string of June-July dates, including an opening slot for Robert Plant & the Band of Joy, and a performance at Chicago’s Taste of Randolph Festival.

Head below to view all 2011 tour dates, and a video of the band covering Wilco‘s “I Am Trying To Break Your Heart.”

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