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Hear St. Paul and the Broken Bones’ Disco Strutting New Song ‘Apollo’

Track is the first release off the group’s just announced new album ‘Young Sick Camellia.’

Two years after breaking through with their genre-shifting album Sea of Noise, St. Paul and the Broken Bones have announced their new album, Young Sick Camellia, due September 7th.

To coincide with the announcement, the roots-soul octet has also released the album’s lead single, “Apollo,” a dance-leaning disco-horn strut that blends the band’s classic Southern soul with thoroughly modern R&B production.

“Gravity is so crazy,” lead singer Paul Janeway sings, alternating between his trademark falsetto and gruff Alabama rasp throughout the song, “It’s the only way I ever could touch you.”

“Apollo” is likely a preview of a slightly new direction for the group, which teamed up with hip-hop/pop producer Jack Splash to explore new sounds and production techniques on their third album.

After their politically-tinged last album, (“a very bleak record,” Janeway told Rolling Stone in 2016), the band turn inward on their forthcoming LP for a set of personal meditations on family, aging and communication.

Shortly after the release of the album, St. Paul and the Broken Bones will embark on a six-week fall headlining tour. 

Here’s the track list for Young Sick Camellia and the band’s upcoming tour dates.

1. “Cumulus pt.1”
2. “Convex”
3. “GotItBad”
4. “NASA”
5. “Mature pt.2”
6. “Apollo”
7. “Mr. Invisible”
8. “Hurricanes”
9. “Dissipating pt.3”
10. “LivWithoutU”
11. “Concave”
12. “CaveFlora pt.1”
13. “Bruised Fruit”

June 27 – Vancouver, BC @ Vancouver International Jazz Festival
June 28 – Victoria, BC @ Victoria Jazz Festival
July 4 – Montreal, QC @ Festival International De Jazz Montreal
July 5 – Quebec City, QC @ Festival Dété de Québec
July 6 – Ottawa, ON @ Ottawa Bluesfest
July 8 – Winnipeg, MB @ Winnipeg Folk Festival
July 10 – Fargo, ND @ Sanctuary Events Center
July 11 – Apple Valley, MN @ Music in the Zoo
July 12 – Kansas City, MO @ Crossroads
July 15 – Birmingham, AL @ Sloss Fest
September 13 – San Antonio, TX @ Aztec Theatre
September 14 – Austin, TX @ WhiskyX Event at Fair Market
September 15 – Houston, TX @ House Of Blues
September 21 – Louisville, KY @ Iroquois Amphitheater
September 22 – Indianapolis, IN @ Holler On The Hill Festival
September 28 – Atlanta, GA @ Fox Theatre
September 29 – Black Mountain, NC @ Pisgah Brewing
September 30 – Washington D.C. @ The Anthem
October 3-4 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
October 5 – Boston, MA @ House Of Blues
October 7 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
October 10 – Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre
October 12 – Boulder, CO @ Boulder Theater
October 13 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
October 16 – Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre
October 17 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
October 19 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
October 20 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
October 21 – Santa Barbara, CA @ The Arlington Theatre 

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