Grass-roots rock band Seratones have announced their forthcoming album Power with the release of lead single “Gotta Get To Know Ya.”
Produced by Bradley Shultz of Cage The Elephant, the album stands as Seratones’ follow-up to their 2016 debut Get Gone. The debut garnered the band critical acclaim, and they intend to take the nuances of Get Gone and perpetuate them into a bigger, more genre-bending sound on Power.
Focusing on their powerhouse of a frontwoman A.J. Haynes, the album delves into “her years fighting for reproductive rights and serving as a counselor at one of Louisiana’s last remaining abortion providers, her advocacy for racial equality, her struggles to adapt and overcome, her love of poetry, and much more,” according to a press release.
“We went through a pretty dramatic shift with this record,” says Haynes in a statement. “The band lineup, the creative process, the sound: all of it changed in ways that really reflected our growth and evolution.”
The lead single “Gotta Get To Know Ya” is a high-energy, in-your-face blend of rock, funk, R&B, soul and a certain sound that is all too unique to Seratones. Including a fun and fresh music video, Seratones don’t seem to be holding anything back with their new era of music.
The album marks the band’s first release since signing with New West Records, and it’s available for preorder now ahead of its Aug. 23 release.
Watch Seratones’ music video for their new single “Gotta Get To Know Ya” (dir. Danielle Calodney) below, and see the details of Power further down, along with the band’s 2015 Paste Studio session and tour dates.
Power Album Art:
03. Heart Attack
04. Lie To My Face
05. Gotta Get To Know Ya
06. Over You
08. Sad Boi
09. Who Are You Now
Seratones Tour Dates:
04 – Kansas City, Mo. @ Crossroads KC*
07 – St. Louis, Mo. @ The Pageant*
08 – Indianapolis, Ind. @ Indianapolis Symphony*
22 – Dallas, Texas @ Three Links
23 – Austin, Texas @ Stubb’s Jr.
24 – El Paso, Texas @ Lowbrow Palace
26 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ Valley Bar
27 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Echo
29 – San Francisco, Calif. @ Cafe Du Nord
31 – McMinnville, Ore. @ Walnut City Music Festival
01 – Portland, Ore. @ Bunk Bar
03 – Seattle, Wash. @ Tractor Tavern
06 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ 7th Street Entry
07 – Chicago, Ill. @ The Empty Bottle
09 – Toronto, Ont. @ The Drake Hotel
10 – Montreal, Que. @ Quai Des Brumes
12 – Allston, Mass. @ Great Scott
13 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Baby’s All Right
14 – Washington, D.C. @ Pearl Street Warehouse
15 – Carrboro, N.C. @ Cat’s Cradle
18 – Nashville, Tenn. @ The High Watt
19 – Atlanta, Ga. @ The Earl
20 – Birmingham, Ala. @ The Nick
21 – New Orleans, La. @ One Eyed Jacks
(* – Supporting Trombone Shorty)