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Albums Of The Week: The Black Crowes | Happiness Bastards

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE:The Black Crowes are leaving the bullshit in the past.

Some 15 years after their last album of original music, the Robinson Brothers present Happiness Bastards, their 10th studio album. Some may say the project has been several tumultuous years in the making, but they would argue it’s arriving at just the right time. Call it brotherly love or music destiny that brought them back together; whatever the case, the highly anticipated record consecrates the reunion of this legendary band.

Beyond that, it just might breathe a little new life into rock ’n’ roll. In a time where the artform is buried beneath the corporate sheen of its successors, The Black Crowes are biting back with the angst of words left unsaid penned on paper and electrified by guitar strings, revealing stripped, bare-boned rock. No gloss, no glitter, just rhythm and blues at its very best — gritty, loud, and in your face.

Since The Black Crowes reunited in 2019, they’ve made a triumphant return to form with over 150 shows spanning 20 countries, celebrating the 30th anniversary of Shake Your Money Maker, the album that put them on the map. Upon their return from the road, they knew they needed something new to show for their lost time. Singer Chris Robinson and guitarist Rich Robinson, joined by longtime bassist Sven Pipien, headed to the studio with producer Jay Joyce in early 2023. The experiences of years past transcribed themself through the music as the band found their way back to their roots. And it’s finally here.”