JC Brooks Wants More

18 08 2011

Want More cover by Scott Williams

It’s been tough to keep under wraps, but we’re pleased to finally announce the release of our Bloodshot Records debut “Want More”, available on CD, LP, and digital on October 25th (September 19th in Spain and Italy). It was a hectic couple of months in the studio (especially considering that Billy was directing “South Side of Heaven” and the band was doing “Passing Strange”), but we got to really dig in with producer Jimmy Sutton and engineer Alex Hall (the creative team responsible for JD McPherson’s “Signs & Signifiers”) and fine-tune some hot numbers from the live show (I Can See Everything, Want More) and come up with some new jams that push into new territory (Sister Ray Charles, Missing Things).

As with most of the things we do, it was a lot of work but also a lot of fun, and we’re happy to finally get to share it with everyone. Here’s the track listing:

  1. Want More
  2. Everything Will Be Fine
  3. I Got High
  4. I Am Trying to Break Your Heart
  5. Don’t Lock the Door
  6. Baaadnews
  7. To Love Someone (That Don’t Love You)
  8. I Can See Everything
  9. Missing Things
  10. Sister Ray Charles
  11. Awake

And since we have a new album, a new label, and a new booking agent, it seems like a fine time to hit the road and see what the rest of the world thinks of this crazy Chicago soul. Are you ready?

First we go to Europe for 3 weeks, then we kick off the US tour close to home before heading west…

Fri Oct 28 – “Want More” Record Release Show @ Double Door, Chicago, IL
Sat Oct 29 – Freak Fest, Madison, WI
Mon Oct 31 – Soiled Dove Underground, Denver, CO
Thu Nov 03 – Book & Stage @ the Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas, NV
Fri Nov 04 – Book & Stage @ the Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas, NV
Sat Nov 05 – Book & Stage @ the Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas, NV
Mon Nov 07 – Doug Fir Lounge, Portland, OR
Tue Nov 08 – Triple Door, Seattle, WA
Thu Nov 10 – Bottom of the Hill, San Francisco, CA
Fri Nov 11 – The Satellite, Los Angeles, CA
Sat Nov 12 – Soda Bar, San Diego, CA
Sun Nov 13 – Congress Hotel, Tucson, AZ
Mon Nov 14 – Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix, AZ
Wed Nov 16 – The Mohawk, Austin, TX
Tue Nov 29 – Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto, ON
Thu Dec 01 – Beachland Tavern, Cleveland, OH
Fri Dec 02 – The Basement, Columbus, OH
Sun Dec 04 – Cedar Cultural Center, Minneapolis, MN
Wed Dec 14 – Black Cat, Washington, DC
Thu Dec 15 – Kung Fu Necktie, Philadelphia, PA
Fri Dec 16 – Mercury Lounge, New York, NY

There’s still a few holes to be filled, so stay tuned for further details, and we’ll also let you know what you can do to help spread the word.




2 responses

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