Wisconsin-sourced BoDeans are back with their twelfth studio album featuring world-renowned drummer Kenny Aronoff (John Fogerty, Melissa Etheridge, John Mellencamp), mastered by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound (Cold Play, Talking Heads, The Eagles, Norah Jones).
I Can’t Stop will be on April 21 2015 (on F&A Records) which reportedly is a high-energy, American roots album that carries on what Kurt Neumann and a group of blue-collar kids began three decades ago in the Wisconsin heartland.
“We had a lot of fun making this record,” says Neumann, the band’s driving force who reunited with BoDean’s drummer Aronoff. The band’s core is Kurt, Kenny and multi-instrumentalist Sam Hawksley. “There was no pressure. It was just pure positivity. Kenny and I have been recording together for over twenty five years and being able to work with such an incredibly talented drummer is such a gift. He always makes the song better.
Co-produced by Neumann and Sam Hawksley, I Can’t Stop was recorded during tour breaks in Nashville, Los Angeles and Kurt’s home in Austin. The music spans dark, distorted blues (“Slave”), soul (“Love Somebody,” “I Can’t Stop), and the BoDeans’ signature anthemic pop (“Oh Mama,” “October”). “As an artist, I think you are always trying to grow, yet still stay true to your audience and beliefs,” says Neumann. “American rock and blues have been a big influence in my life and on this record. It’s what I do. Cliché as it sounds, it’s who I am. It’s in my soul.”
Previous chart topping songs like “Fadeaway”, “Only Love, and Dreams” won them Rolling Stone’s readers poll for Best New American Band in 1987, and they were part of a small contingent of bands that inspired a new radio format known as Adult Alternative, Album Rock-Triple A. Their reputation for delivering a dynamic live show garnered support slots with U2/Joshua Tree Tour, Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Tom Petty, George Thorogood, The Pretenders, David Bowie, and appearances at Farm Aid, Summerfest, and ACL, among others. They’ve been featured on Saturday Night Live, Letterman, Today, Imus, CNN, ESPN, and many more. In the nearly thirty years that followed, the band released several albums which embody multiple songs played heavily at radio, in TV shows, and movies, and defined a sound that a generation embraced – songs like Good Things”, “You Don’t Get Much”, “Idaho”, “If It Makes You”, “Closer to Free”, “Stay”, “American”, and “All the World”, which was recently featured on CMT.
Click HERE to preview the first single, sounding pretty good and grungy.