Denver roots frontman Nathaniel Rateliff and his band the Night Sweats release their new, self-titled album this coming Friday (21), on Stax domestically and via Universal Music Group International. It features this infectious, old-school soul-influenced lead track ‘S.O.B.’
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NPR is currently hosting the album in its pre-release First Listen series, which you can catch here. Rateliff formed the band in 2013 after much acclaim for his previous work, which included an album with his The Wheel, as far back as 2007, and then some solo releases. The new band also performed ‘S.O.B.’ recently on ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’ on US network TV.
Rateliff and the Night Sweats are out on an extensive national and international itinerary, playing tonight (Sunday) in Fort Collins, Colorado, with US dates continuing until September 26. They then come to Europe for shows in the UK and various other European territories before returning to Britain for more gigs, including a London date at the Village Underground on October 19.
The lead track from ‘Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats’ prompted NPR to observe: “Like the Stax belters of yore, Rateliff channels the earthiness and funk of the American experience: ‘S.O.B.’ and its profane refrain may seem like little more than a five-alarm party at first glance, but there’s a profound, even poignant unleashing of sorrow at its heart.”