Until recently, the Alabama Shakes were seen as up-and-comers, ready to take the music industry by storm with a mixture of fury and vigor. The band has since taken things to the next level, blowing the music industry away with their showmanship and uncanny technical proficiency. The blues ooze through the band’s much-lauded single “Hold On” and the video stays true to what makes them successful: a relentless release of honesty. I wouldn’t call it a masterpiece, but it encapsulates everything you need to know about the band. Their new album, Boys & Girls, comes out April 10 on ATO Records.
STREAM: Alabama Shakes – “Hold On”