Birmingham, Alabama-based octet St. Paul and the Broken Bones have announced plans for their second full-length album, titled Sea of Noise. The new collection, including tracks like "Crumbling Light Posts, Pt. 1," will be available on September 9th.
Sea of Noise will be the band's first release on Records, a new label launched in conjunction with independent publishing company Songs. That company's growing catalog boasts tunes written by Diplo, the Weeknd and Desiigner, among many others.
Led by singer Paul Janeway, St. Paul's breakthrough 2013 album Half the City was a fine showcase for the band's mixture of rock and soul grooves. With an explosive, brass-heavy live show, the band and Half the City found a home among supporters of Americana and roots music, catapulting them to national acclaim and drawing attention to the fertile music scene in Birmingham. They were handpicked to open two stadium shows for the Rolling Stones and made the late night television rounds, in addition to earning a nomination at the Americana Honors and Awards.
St. Paul and the Broken Bones currently have shows scheduled on June 4th and 5th in Arkansas and Mississippi, respectively, before heading overseas for an extended European tour. In mid-July, they'll be among the performers at the famed Newport Folk Festival.