Tearing At The Seams
Cat no. STX00308
Stax Records release Tearing at the Seams, the highly anticipated new album from Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats. Tearing at the Seams follows the band's critically and commercially lauded self-titled debut album. The group dynamic is pivotal to the Night Sweats; initial writing and recording sessions for Tearing at the Seams took place in Rodeo, New Mexico where Rateliff and the band re-established their writing and recording process. The band finished recording with producer Richard Swift - who has helmed records for the Shins and Foxygen in addition to The Night Sweats' debut - collectively creating a group of songs that capture the band's emotion and intensity. This group mentality and approach to the record is no more evident than on the glorious opener Shoe Boot a five minute, funk-infused jam and Intro (track 7), the raucous jam used to open the band's sets over the last few years. The album closer and title track, however, is perhaps the most moving, lyrically tackling the huge challenges and sacrifices faced along the way by a band who are constantly away from home on the road. Rateliff's inimitably expressive, world-weary vocal leads the track as it builds into an emotional yet defiant close - the energy and passion palpable. Tearing At The Seams is a deeply personal yet always accessible record for any situation. It is the sound of an artist operating at his absolute best, taking life‰۪s challenges, upsets and difficulties and turning them into a truly timeless, uplifting album.