Funk fans near and far are starting to figure that Analog Son might as well be in a perpetual studio session. With just a couple years on the scene, the group is gearing up to release their third full-length album this coming January. The band will also embark on a winter tour making stops through Salt Lake City, Jackson Hole, Ketchum, Bozeman, and Fort Collins. Analog Son will then return to The Bluebird Theater in their hometown of Denver, CO for a capstone performance to release their album on January 27, 2017.
Friends and collaborators of 18 years, Jordan Linit (guitar) and Josh Fairman (bass) have studied the recordings that they respect and admire. Intensely focused on the composition and approaches of classic funk recordings, they have cultivated a new brand of funk that fuses together vintage tones with modern production. While they have a steadfast roster of Denver's nastiest musicians in their touring band, their studio albums call upon some of the most sought after musicians that might as well make up the roster for a musical version of the Dream Team.
'Black Diamond,' the group's forthcoming record, was primarily recorded in New Orleans, Louisiana while Linit and Fairman were at New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival earlier this year. Not only does the new record showcase both compositional and improvisational skills soaring to new heights, but it features some of the scene's heaviest hitters including Ivan Neville (Dumpstaphunk), Oteil Burbridge (Dead & Co, The Allman Brothers), Nigel Hall (Lettuce), The Shady Horns (Lettuce), Terence Houston (The Funky Meters), Alvin Ford Jr. (Dumpstaphunk, Pretty Lights Live), and Joe Tatton (The New Mastersounds) just to name a few.
The group recently released their second single off of 'Black Diamond' entitled "Sunshine" featuring Ivan Neville. You can stream the track below.
If Analog Son has already achieved 'Black Diamond' level, what comes next? Linit has revealed that the band is already halfway done with their next release, so it's evident that Analog Son does not intend to slow down or stop any time soon. Non-stop funk is clearly where Linit and Fairman find themselves in their element, so make sure to stay tuned and enjoy the ride.
For more information about the project and to what lies ahead, check out their official website at www.analogson.com.
TOUR DATES & TICKET LINKS
Thurs 1/19 - The State Room - Salt Lake City Utah
Friday 1/20 - Town Square Tavern - Jackson Hole, WY
Sat 1/21 - Whiskey Jacques - Ketchum, ID
Sun 1/22 - The Filling Station - Bozeman, MT
Thurs 1/26 - Hodi's Half Note - Fort Collins, CO
Friday 1/27 - The Bluebird Denver - Denver, CO