New Bahamas Album out January 19th and tour dates just announced!
The first song, “No Wrong” is up at bahamasmusic.net.
To whom it may concern,
Re: BAHAMAS EARTHTONES
Earthtones is the newest and totally best album yet from Bahamas, aka me, Afie Jurvanen.
I wasn’t feeling too inspired in 2016. I’d been in a seemingly unbroken cycle of recording and touring for 6 years. I know, you’re saying to yourself “that’s so cliché̇, all musicians complain about being tired…” But wait, there’s more!
Not knowing exactly what type of album to make, I was feeling pretty low. But at that very moment, my longtime manager and confidante Robbie Lackritz called and said “dude, you should make an album with D’Angelo’s rhythm section.” And just like that, the juices were flowing and the songs started coming.
I wrote songs about having success, having kids, and having depression. I wrote songs about going on tour, going back in time and going in circles. I wrote songs about my other worldly wife, my jerk dad and my garbage relationship with my brother. Crazy right?!
In Sept of 2016 I flew to Los Angeles and spent three days in the studio with the bass boss Pino Palladino and the titan of time keeping, Mr. James Gadson. No rehearsals, no charts, no rules. We worked fast and came away with 10 songs that sounded fresh and strange and warm and free of any genre. The results were so inspiring to me that I quickly pulled my road band (Felicity Williams, Christine Bougie, Darcy Yates, Jason Tait, Don Kerr) into a Prague studio to record a few more songs. And here’s the best part…the whole thing is produced by my longtime producer and confidante Robbie Lackritz, so you know the sound is correct, totally modern and completely familiar at the same time.
I know! You’re saying to yourself “wait what? The same Robbie from earlier??”
Yes! It’s a story about friendship come full circle, and how great it is to have someone in your life that can lift you up when you’re feeling down.
It’s a very positive album about having a joie de vivre for the joys of life. Okay, full disclosure…there’s a few slow jams too…
Hope you enjoy the music as much as I enjoyed making it.
Look forward to speaking with some of you soon (you know who you are.) haha
We’re going to bring Earthtones to you all over… starting here. If you buy tickets to a show in North America, the album is included. Tickets go on sale next Friday at 10am local except Australia which goes onsale this Monday at 11am local.
December 04, 2017 Sydney, NSW The Basement
December 05, 2017 Perth, WA Mojo’s
December 09, 2017 Melbourne, VIC Northcote Social Club
January 12, 2018 Halifax, NS Rebecca Cohn Auditorium
January 14, 2018 Moncton, NB Capitol Theatre ^
January 15, 2018 Saint John, NB Imperial Theatre ^
January 16, 2018 Fredericton, NB The Playhouse ^
January 17, 2018 Montreal, QC Lion D’Or
January 18, 2018 Toronto, ON Massey Hall (On Stage) ##
January 19, 2018 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg
February 13, 2018 Detroit, MI El Club
February 14, 2018 St Louis, MO Delmar Hall
February 15, 2018 Oklahoma City, OK ACM @ UCO
February 16, 2018 Dallas, TX The Kessler
February 17, 2018 Austin, TX Antone’s
February 19, 2018 Denver, CO Bluebird
February 21, 2018 Los Angeles, CA Teragram
February 23, 2018 San Diego, CA Belly Up
February 24, 2018 San Francisco, CA Independent
February 26, 2018 Portland, OR Alberta Rose
February 27, 2018 Seattle, WA Neptune
February 28, 2018 Victoria, BC The Royal Theatre
March 1, 2018 Vancouver, BC Queen Elizabeth Theatre
March 2, 2018 Kamloops, BC CJ’s Nightclub
March 3, 2018 Calgary, AB The Palace Theatre
March 5, 2018 Edmonton, AB Winspear Centre
March 6, 2018 Saskatoon, SK 3rd Ave Church
March 7, 2018 Winnipeg, MB The Park Theatre
March 8, 2018 Minneapolis, MN Fine Line
March 9, 2018 Milwaukee, WI Turner Hall
March 10, 2018 Chicago, IL The Metro
May 3, 2018 Boston, MA Sinclair
May 4, 2018 Philadelphia, PA WCL
May 5, 2018 Pittsburgh, PA Mr Smalls
May 6, 2018 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
May 8, 2018 Carrboro, NC Cat’s Cradle
May 9, 2018 Atlanta, GA Terminal West
May 11, 2018 Nashville, TN Cannery
May 12, 2018 Asheville, NC Grey Eagle
^ Shivering Songs Festival
## Special Release Show – 150 fans will share the stage with Bahamas, no seating in auditorium