While BoomBox finishes up their 'Dark End of the Street' tour this week with final stops in Columbia, Tulsa, Lawrence and Fayetteville, they released a new website with online store as well as announce their first dates of 2012 including West Coast and South East runs with guests Eliot Lipp, ill-esha, Govinda, Bitch Please and others as well as a performance at Snowball in Vail, CO.
They also performed a sold out show at The Aggie Theatre in Fort Collins, CO in October and decided to capture the night with a killer video and free download of the much requested, previously unrecorded single, ‘Me and My Baby”. It was exclusively released on The Untz today with footage of the live performance and interviews about life on the road, BoomBox's current sound and direction and their forthcoming release 'Lost Ya'.
The EP, due out in early 2012, will include all new tracks and is being recorded using a blend of electronic programming and live instrumentation with Randolph on keys and Godchaux on guitar, bass and vocals and both performing drums on various tracks.
BoomBox consists of two versatile producers, DJs, songwriters, multi-instrumentalists and longtime friends Russ Randolph and Zion Rock Godchaux. Together they develop an electronic blend of vintage Rock and Blues made to move dance floors while incorporating their signature Backbeat, Psychedelia and Funky House sounds. Applying a multi-track platform, they are free to create their hybrid style on the fly with a rhythm that moves fans and opens them up to Godchaux and Randolph’s overall vision. Derived from the rich musical history of Muscle Shoals, AL, to the psychedelic rock and underground electronic scenes of the west coast, their unique approach can only be achieved by the blending of sound and culture.
BoomBox’s first release, Visions of Backbeat , contained the breakout song "Stereo" that built the foundation for their rapidly growing fan base. After years of steady touring and honing their sound, they released their sophomore effort, downriverelectric, and it was hailed by critics as a progressive follow up effort. BoomBox are continuously working on new releases, using a blend of programming and live instrumentation with both members on drums, Randolph on keys, and Godchaux on guitar, bass and vocals.
Each live show is unique to the venue and the crowd, who are the driving force of the rhythmic BoomBox experience. “It’s all natural, it’s all in real time, and that’s why it’s Rock ‘n’ Roll”, says Godchaux. Traditional set lists are never created prior to shows, instead BoomBox chooses the music based on the atmosphere, to create a one-of-a-kind experience for fans. Randolph adds, “We just want to go out with no game plan. That way it’s fresh for us, and we can follow the energy of the crowd. We’re down to get down, and we hope that people are down with us.”
11/30 Blue Note Columbia, MO
12/1 Cain's Ballroom Tulsa, OK
12/2 Granada Lawrence, KS
12/3 Georges Majestic Lounge Fayetteville, AR
1/19 Zydeco Birmingham, AL*
1/20 The Orange Peel Asheville, NC*
1/21 The Music Farm Charleston, SC*
1/22 The Soapbox Wilmington, NC*^
1/25 Greene Street Club Greensboro, NC*^
1/26 Rhythm & Brews Chattanooga, TN*
1/27 Valarium Knoxville, TN*^
1/28 Neighborhood Theatre Charlotte, NC*^
2/15 Parish Austin, TX'
2/16 Trees Dallas, TX~
2/18 The Compound Phoenix, AZ"
2/19 Orpheum Theater Flagstaff, AZ"
2/21 Hard Rock Cafe Las Vegas, NV">
2/22 Belly Up Tavern Solana Beach, CA">
2/23 Key Club Los Angeles, CA">
2/24 Temple SF San Francisco, CA">
2/25 Cargo @ CommRow Reno, NV">
2/26 Red Fox Eureka, CA>
3/2 - 4 Snowball Music fest Vail Valley, CO
* w/ Eliot Lipp
^ w/ Bitch Please