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The Alabama Shakes, who were named one of Billboard's Best Bets for 2012 last week, have released the details of their forthcoming debut full-length, titled "Boys & Girls." The record will drop April 10 via ATO stateside and Rough Trade in the UK.
The Athens, AL, natives made waves toward the end of last year, when they released their self-titled EP via Bandcamp and played multiple eastern U.S. dates. As reported previously, publicity firms and producers had a field day, sources say, competing to sign on with the until-recently-unsigned act. (They are currently represented by Red Light Management.) At the end of 2011, Paste magazine named the Shakes the Best New Artist of the year.
The new record includes all four songs from the EP, including the full-length's lead single, "Hold On," and was produced by the band. Jack White's Third Man Records is also slated to release an Alabama Shakes 7" by the end of the month.
The band is currently touring the southern and western U.S.; they'll return home to Alabama at the end of March.
Boys & Girls Tracklist: Hold On 02. I Found You 03. Hang Loose 04. Rise To The Sun 05. You Ain't Alone 06. Goin' To The Party 07. Heartbreaker 08. Boys & Girls 09. Be Mine 10. I Ain't The Same 11. On Your Way Alabama Shakes 2012 Tour Dates: 01/19 - New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks 01/20 - Houston, TX @ Continental Club 01/21 - Austin, TX @ Continental Club 01/24 - Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up 01/25 - Hollywood, CA @ Troubadour 01/26 - San Francisco, CA @ The Independent 01/28 - Portland, OR @ Doug Fir 01/29 - Vancouver, BC @ Media Club 01/31 - Seattle, WA @ Crocodile Room 02/02 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The State Room 02/22 - London, UK @ Boston Arms 02/23 - London, UK @ Boston Arms 02/24 - London, UK @ Boston Arms 03/10 - Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theater 03/23 - Tuscaloosa, AL @ Baba Theater 03/29 - Oxford, MS @ Proud Larry's 03/31 - Birmingham, AL @ Workplay Theatre
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