Rubber Soulive Officially Drops Today 9/14
September 14, 2010 - The trio take on the Fab Four with their 7th studio release RUBBER SOULIVE, dropping today on Royal Family Records. With this 11-track instrumental ode to the greatest, Soulive joins the likes of Booker T, George Benson and Chet Atkins by putting their own spin on their favorite Beatles classics.
Kraz recalls, "It finally came together when we ended up back at Alan’s studio in Hatfield, MA after a weekend of gigs last year... We were in the middle of unloading the gear when we decided it was time: You know what? Rather than driving home and then driving back in a few days, let’s stay right here and work on that Beatles idea.
It really was that spontaneous.
I actually went to a music store and got a bunch of the new re-mastered stuff. The first day in the studio, we just did a lot of listening – listening and talking about which tunes to do and how to do them.
We wanted to do some stuff that already sounded like it was in our lane – the groovier, funkier stuff. But we also wanted to delve into other songs that were more open to our interpretation, you know? We ended up with a lot of pretty straightforward stuff where the melodies were easily recognizable, plus a couple that are more …"
Soulive will be touring Rubber Soulive this fall, kicking off a US run with the Royal Family Ball at Terminal 5 in New York, NY October 2. The label showcase features Soulive, Lettuce feat. John Scofield, Nigel Hall and guests Talib Kweli, Christian Scott and Big Sam. For more on the ball and upcoming tour dates (Philly, Boston, Charleston, Chicago and more) check out Soulive's Tour dates.
And last but not least, heres a sneak peak from the upcoming DVD, Bowlive, produced by our friends Karina Mackenzie at Shine A Light productions.