|Black Lab Releases Acoustic Album|
Black Lab has released a brand new album featuring unplugged versions of 13 black lab favorites as well as 3 new songs. The album is available for download now from the band's website.
"Breaking the songs down into pieces and then building them back using piano, acoustic guitar, cello, hand percussion and trap kit, we taught ourselves a new way of working -- and are strangely pleased about their mesmerizing new forms," lead singer Paul Durham wrote in a newsletter the new release. "Focused on the songs and what minimal embellishment would best serve them, we drilled down to the core of each one and gave it new life."
While the album in CD format will not ship to fans until next week, Black Lab is giving fans a chance to download the album in MP3 format now, and then receive the album in CD format next week.
"We have been wanting (and people have been asking us) to do an acoustic album for some time," said Durham. "Inspired by the classic performances on 'mtv's unplugged' by nirvana, unledded and jay-z, it became clear that we required a fuller sound than just andy and i playing live. With unplugged we tried to strip away everything that lies between the listener and the song, while retaining the dynamics that each one has built into its dna. in many cases this meant andy stepping up to the piano to distill a whole electric arrangement into a single acoustic performance -- with me singing away on the other side of glass."
A full track listing for the album is below:
Something You Don't Know
Fall (Shadows & Blinds)*
Wash It Away
See The Sun
Keep Myself Awake
This Ship Goes Down Deep
The Pain Is Gone
Learn To Crawl
*previously unreleased track