Umphrey’s McGee Releases New “Looks” From Upcoming Album

first_imgJam titans Umphrey’s McGee are gearing up for a huge 2018. With the band’s 20th anniversary approaching in early January and a year-long celebration in store, Umphrey’s will kick off the huge year with the release of a new album. The new album, it’s not us, will be released next week on Friday, January 12th via Nothing Too Fancy Music, and it will feature a mix of reliable, road-tested material such as “Remind Me” and “Speak Up”, songs culled from old jams and demos such as “The Silent Type”, “Forks”, and “You & You Alone”, as well as several unheard, brand new tracks. Fans have been itching to hear some of the new material, but, until now, have only been able to hear lead single “The Silent Type” and bass-heavy b-side “Looks” thanks to an exclusive Record Store Day Black Friday release and a fun music video.Today, “Looks” is released in all its glory with a lyric video. Guitarist Jake Cinninger wrote the song, and described it as “an exploration of future metallic funk, with an undercurrent of uncertainty permeating throughout” to Paste Magazine in their exclusive premiere. He continues, “The track is about human misadventure, and the resulting bad behavior. It represents a peripheral vision for trouble. Sonically, we hope listeners recognize the fearless mashup of styles. The guitar solo at the end was actually the very first take I played, performed live while we were tracking the drums. It is not a typical Umphrey’s track … but then again, what is? Our formula is constant change, designed to keep us happy and forever moving forward as a band. It’s foreshadowing & reminiscing all in one.”Jam out to Umphrey’s McGee’s new “Looks” in the video below:UMPHREY’S MCGEE TOUR DATES:January 11                        Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AEJanuary 12                        Cincinnati, OH @ Taft TheatreJanuary 13                        Cincinnati, OH @ Taft TheatreJanuary 19                        New York, NY @ The Beacon TheatreJanuary 20                        New York, NY @ The Beacon TheatreJanuary 21                        New York, NY @ The Beacon TheatreJanuary 25                        New Haven, CT @ College Street Music HallJanuary 26                        Philadelphia, PA @ The FillmoreJanuary 27                        Philadelphia, PA @ The FillmoreJanuary 28                        Jim Thorpe, PA @ Penn’s PeakFebruary 1                        Columbus, OH @ Express Live!February 2                        Kalamazoo, MI @ Wings Event CenterFebruary 3                        Kalamazoo, MI @ Wings Event CenterFebruary 15                     Washington, DC @ The AnthemFebruary 16                     Asheville, NC @ ExploreAsheville.com ArenaFebruary 17                     Asheville, NC @ ExploreAsheville.com ArenaFebruary 18                     Tampa, FL @ WhigFest Music & Arts FestivalMarch 7                             Aspen, CO @ Belly Up AspenMarch 8                             Aspen, CO @ Belly Up AspenMarch 9                             Aspen, CO @ Belly Up AspenMarch 10                          Salt Lake City UT @ The ComplexMarch 14                          Missoula, MT @ The WilmaMarch 15                          Seattle, WA @ The ShowboxMarch 16                          Portland, OR @ Crystal BallroomMarch 17                          Portland, OR @ Crystal BallroomMarch 22                          South Lake Tahoe, CA @ Harrah’s Lake TahoeMarch 23                          Oakland, CA @ The Fox OaklandMarch 24                          Los Angeles, CA @ The WilternMarch 25                          San Diego, CA @ The Observatory North Parklast_img

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