A new Kneebody album is cause for celebration, that and probably fanatical dancing. The rambunctious quintet consisting of Ben Wendel on tenor sax, Shane Endsley on trumpet, Adam Benjamin on keyboards, Kaveh Rastegar on bass, and Nate Wood on drums (when they aren’t multi-tasking, of course) are getting ready to release their next album, Anti-Hero, on March 3rd on Motéma Music. In fact, the first single, “Uprising”, is available for download now when you pre-order the album on iTunes. Check it out after the jump; like many things involving this band, you shouldn’t sleep on this.
Kneebody is also taking their show on the road with some tour dates with more to come.
Feb 11 / Santa Monica, CA / The Broad Stage
Feb 13 / Denver, CO / The King Center
Feb 16 / San Francisco, CA / The Independent
Feb 17 / Stanford, CA / Bing Concert Hall Studio
Feb 18 / Portland, OR / Winningstad Theater
Feb 19 / Seattle, WA / Nectar Lounge
Feb 23 / Chicago, IL / Constellation
Mar 24 / Minneapolis, MN / Cedar Cultural Center (Kneedelus)
Mar 25 / Iowa City, IA / The Mill
Mar 26 / Des Moines, IA / Des Moines Social Club
Mar 28 / Lawrence, KS / Lied Center
Mar 29 – Apr 1 / St. Louis, MO / Jazz At The Bistro
Apr 3 / Winter Park, FL / Blue Bamboo Center For The Arts
Apr 4 / Atlanta, GA / Aisle 5
Apr 7 / Philadelphia, PA / Johnny Brenda’s
Apr 8 / New York, NY / (Le) Poisson Rouge
Apr 9 / Cambridge, MA / The Sinclair
Apr 10 / Portland, ME / Blue
Anti-Hero, the eighth album from the quintet Kneebody, is out March 3rd on Motéma Music. You can pre-order it now on iTunes.
Nextbop Editor-in-Chief Anthony Dean-Harris hosts the modern jazz radio show, The Line-Up, Fridays at 9pm CST on 91.7 FM KRTU San Antonio and is also a contributing writer to DownBeat Magazine and the San Antonio Current.