The Steepwater Band have announced their 6th full-length studio album, Shake Your Faith, will be released on April 1, via Diamond Day Records. The LP features 11 brand new TSB tracks and will be avialable on double 180 gram vinyl, CD and digital download. The album was recorded last winter at Crushtone Studios, in the shadows of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, in Cleveland, Ohio. Shake Your Faith was produced by the band along with seasoned rock studio veteran Jim Wirt, who has also worked with the likes of Fiona Apple, Incubus and the Buffalo Killers. As with most TSB albums, the sound and songwriting on Shake Your Faith has grown and expanded, yet retained the true nature of the band. It’s the first TSB studio record in over 4 years and the first to include “new” guitarist Eric Saylors.

With an additional band member, the songwriting approach for this record was different than it had been in the past as a 3-piece band. Singer/Guitarist Jeff Massey comments on the TSB songwriting process, “Each song was different. I had a few totally finished songs, or Tod would bring a complete piece of music that would need melody & lyrics. And there were also a bunch of other musical ideas coming from both Eric & Joe, which we would all hash out together.” Drummer Joe winters states, “Everyone really brought ideas to the table, collaboratively, more so with Shake Your Faith, than with any other of our records. That really created a special vibe around the songs.”

The arctic Lake Erie air made for a secluded and quick session, as it was all recorded and mixed within 12 days. “What better circumstances to record in?” says Eric Saylors, “There weren’t any outside distractions!” The band entered the studio with a group of songs, but with very loose arrangements. Bassist Tod Bowers elaborates, “It really allowed everyone in the band to be inspired by the moment. Sonically inspired by what sounds you were hearing coming out of the speakers… what was happening in the room, musically between the 4 of us. And you can hear that in the recording.”

Shake Your Faith has a wide range of sounds from straight ahead rock ‘n roll to a psychedelic samba, and lyrical direction that extends from love to murder. This album is the true meaning of just that. An album, a collective piece of music, that’s meant to be heard front to back. Saylors adds, “The way the whole record flows, it’s like one long song… takes you on a little journey.”

Starting April 14, The Steepwater Band will embark on a lengthy five week European Tour that will cover 32 shows in Spain, Germany, Switzerland, Holland, Poland and Czech Republic. All dates can be found below.

Further details on the new album, ticket pre-sales and videos will be available in the comings weeks, including information on a big celebratory weekend of concerts in the band’s hometown of Chicago, as well as Bloomington, IL and Indianapolis, IN.

Shake Your Faith
Mama Got To Ramble
Be As it May
Bring On The Love
Jealous Of Your Way
I Will Never Know
Walk In The Light
Gone Goodbye
Last Second Chance
Ain’t Got Love

TSB Shake Your Faith Euro Tour 2016:
April 14 Madrid, Spain – El Sol
April 15 Valencia, Spain – 16 Toneladas
April 16 Barcelona, Spain – Music Hall
April 17 Lleida, Spain – Café Teatre
April 18 Castellon, Spain – Veneno Stereo
April 19 Zaragoza, Spain – King Kong
April 20 Longroño, Spain – Biribay Jazz Club
April 21 Pamplona, Spain – Sala Totem
April 22 Bilbao, Spain – Kafe Antzokia
April 23 Gijón, Spain – Acapulco
April 24 Santander, Spain – Escenario Santander
April 26 Valladolid, Porta Caeli
April 27 León, Spain – El Gran Café
April 28 La Coruña, Spain – Mardigras
April 29 Cangas, Spain – Salason
April 30 Cangas, Spain – Salason
May 01 La Laguna, Tenerife – Aguere Espacio Cultural
May 02 Alcalá De Henares, Spain – Irish Green
May 04 Cordoba, Spain – Sala Hangar
May 05 Sevilla, Spain – Sala Custom
May 06 Estepona, Spain – Louie Louie
May 07 Alicante, Spain – Las Zigarreas
May 11 Herzogenbuchsee, Switzerland – Altes Schlachthaus
May 12 Luzern, Switzerland – Bruch Brothers
May 13 Offenburg, Germany – Spitalkeller
May 14 Singwitz, Germany – Kesselhaus
May 15 Weert, Holland – De Bosuil
May 16 Norderstedt, Germany – Musicstar
May 17 Braunschweig, Germany – Barnaby’s
May 19 Chorzow, Poland – Chorzowskie Centrum Kultury
May 20 Olomouc – Czech Republic – Bounty Rock Café

Keep up with the band:
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One Comment

  1. Nice, can’t wait for the new album!

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