If you haven't hopped aboard the LAT train yet, the three-part rockumentary, Phoenix Rising, will catch you up to speed. The short film introduced you to the band's sounds, its members old and new, their recording process, and the band's attempt to wrestle the same question most of us have been asking for some time: just what is the line between Americana and country music?
According to the band, the new album "is a cinematic collection of songs that answers the existential challenge of writing music in a world where recorded music is increasingly devalued." Given the beautiful shots in the accompanying documentary, there will be a lot to take in.
LAT is Brian Lee (lead vocals, guitar), Daniel Hines (lead guitar, keys, vocals), Shawn Light (guitar, keys, vocals), Tim Manders (drums, vocals), Mark Belding (steel, dobro, trumpet) and Joseph Lopez (bass). After ten years, five albums and hundreds of shows, the band is chomping at the bit to show the world what's new.
Mark your calendars -- the album is up for presale on New Year's Day! It'll be available for the rest of us on January 14th.
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