Live at KEXP Volume Eight: Alabama Shakes - Hang Loose

Available only until the end of the year, Live at KEXP Volume Eight features one-of-a-kind, exclusive live tracks from some of the past year’s greatest artists -- some well known, others just discovered. All of the bands featured on this compilation have donated their profits to support listener-powered KEXP, and all proceeds benefit the station.

The opening track is a romping rendition of “Hang Loose” by Alabama Shakes, one of the young breakout bands this year. Their 2012 debut album, Boys & Girls, released on ATO in April, brought singer Brittany Howard to the forefront, with her raw and emotive voice, seemingly soulful beyond her years. But it’s also Alabama Shakes’ adept and dynamic southern rock that has led to their appearances on Letterman, Conan, and Later... with Jools Holland. We were lucky to catch them early on, just as their self-titled EP was firing up, for a live set of gritty, bluesy rock live in the KEXP studio. “Hang Loose” is the perfect prelude to Live at KEXP Volume Eight‘s wide appeal.

Check out the song as it was performed during this session below and support listener powered KEXP by picking up a copy of Live at KEXP Volume Eight for yourself here.

This entry was posted in KEXP, Live at KEXP Volume Eight, Support KEXP and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Post a comment or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.

Post a Comment

Your email is never published nor shared. Required fields are marked *

*
*

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Donate Now!
where the music matters

The KEXP Blog

  • Listen Live:

    High Quality AAC+
    Excellent for PC, Mac, iPhones/iPads, Android Devices, tables, iTunes, Winamp, and VLC. High quality audio, low bandwidth

    MP3 Stream
    Best for computers running OSX or Windows with iTunes or the open source VideoLAN Player installed

  • Breaking New Ground Together!

    Help Build Our New Home!
  • KEXP AND THE UW

    The University of Washington Logo KEXP is a service of the
    University of Washington
  • iTunes and KEXP

    iTunes Logo
    You can now find KEXP under "Eclectic" in iTunes after the demise of the "Public" category, to better represent the diversity of our daytime variety shows and numerous specialty programs.
Sponsored By
Become a KEXP Sponsor!
  • KEXP Post Categories