Lulu Mae impressed the local crowd at Nashville’s Live On The Green last year after winning Lightning 100‘s Music City Mahem. They toured, wrote new songs, spent days in the studio, and now they’re preparing to bring it all to YOU in the form of a new record. Mean River will be released on May 13, 2014 with an official release show at Exit/In on May 16th. You can hear the title track right here in the music video they released today:
Lulu Mae is a family band of sorts that consists of Joel Finley, Sarah Mashburn Finley, Adam Smith, Ben Smith, Jen Smith, Anthony Mangin, and David Sutton, but don’t let their sweet family relations deceive you. The seven-piece rocks out with unmatched high-energy performances, which have transferred brilliantly to their new album. Mean River was produced in-house with the band’s keys & trumpet player, Adam. As part of their Music City mayhem winnings, they recorded at Welcome to 1979, all to tape, with engineer Travis Brigman. Mixing was crafted by John Mark Painter. The unique tape format gives the new songs a very raw foundation, and has allowed Lulu Mae the opportunity to prove that they can showcase their impressive energy through a pair of headphones. Put simply, this album rocks, all while keeping dynamics in check with amazing tones and arrangements to support Joel’s powerful vocals. Get a look behind the scenes and meet the band in the studio with this teaser video:
As you can see, Lulu Mae is serious, but not too serious, about putting their heart and soul into this album. Covering topics from love to metaphoric stories of significant life experiences, the album will hold your attention all the way through. Keep an ear out for the single, “Memphis Woman,” playing now on local radio stations, and get ready for the full release next month!
By Steve Harpine | Nashville Ambassador | @Steve_MWL | Beat-Play & Music Without Labels, LLC