Nathaniel Rateliff has been around the block a few times when it comes to releasing music, and for the most part stuck to a folk rock sound, Now he’s back with a new band and a new sound.
“Look It Here” is very different from most of Nathaniel Rateliff’s previous music. The song all but abandons Rateliff’s folk background, instead adopting a soulful, swingy pop style that seems to work just as well as his older endeavors. “Look It Here” is a song everyone can sing along to, with relatively simple and repetitive lyrics, as well as boot stomping drum beats, it’s the perfect song to listen to with some friends. The horns add a lot to the song, giving it a bit of character, adding soaring and inspiring feeling to the song that simply couldn’t be added by any other instrument. While the various instruments may give the song it’s character, Rateliff’s voice ties them all together into one neat enjoyable package. It’s awesome to see such a blending of genres occurring here, the folkier sounds of the guitars in the background combined with the horns giving you a blast of soul word wonderfully, something that not all modern music is able to accomplish with as much tact as Nathaniel and The Night Sweats have done.
The addition of a full band seems to be working well for Rateliff, having the assortment of saxophone, trumpet, bass, drums and keys behind him adds a bit of energy to his performances, according to Owen Ela, who recently had a chance to see the new outfit live and take some photos.
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats self titled album is set to be released August 21st, and is available for pre-order now.
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats 2015 Tour Dates:
07/26 – Newport, RI @ Newport Folk Festival
08/02 – Maquoketa, IA @ Codfish Hollow Barnstormers
08/03 – St. Louis, MO @ Old Rock House
08/08-09 – Edmonton, ON @ Edmonton Folk Fest
08/13 – Paonia, CO @ Pickin’ in the Park
08/16 – Ft. Collins, CO @ Bohemian Nights @ NewWestFest
09/03 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The State Room
09/04 – Boise, ID @ Neurolux
09/05 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
09/07 – Seattle, WA @ Bumbershoot
09/09 – San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel
09/10 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
09/12 – San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
09/17-18 – Telluride, CO @ Telluride Blues & Brews
10/28 – St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club
10/30 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
10/31 – Davenport, IA @ The Village Theater
11/04 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
11/05 – Allston, MA @ Great Scott
11/07 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
11/08 – Washington, DC @ DC9
11/10 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle—Back Room
11/11 – Asheville, NC @ The Grey Eagle
11/13 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
11/14 – Nashville, TN @ The High Watt
11/16 – New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa
11/17 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
11/19 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s Jr.
11/20 – Oklahoma City, OK @ ACM@UCO: Performance Lab
11/21 – Kansas City, MO @ The Record Bar
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