We had the great pleasure of having a chat with Henry Carrigan at No Depression a month or so ago, and today No Depression published this great piece on the band and our new record Cooked Raw. Here’s an excerpt from the story:
“If James Brown and Otis Redding had a love child, it would be Josh Hoyer. The Lincoln, Nebraska, soul shouter, and his band of merry soulsters, Soul Colossal, deliver a sound so big, so funky, so wring-the-sweat-out-of-you energetic that it reaches through the speakers and shakes you until you start moving to its groove. “
Read the full article on No Depression here, and buy our new vinyl LP ‘Cooked Raw’ here!
Elmore Magazine had great things to say about our latest release, ‘Cooked Raw’, and premiered “Blood and Bone” from the album.
“Today, Elmore is premiering “Blood and Bone,” a song off of the band’s latest release, ‘Cooked Raw’. It’s a funky, wailing track that captures the raw and rough sound of a live performance that crackles and bursts with energy. Horns soar throughout the jam, creating a playful but fierce conversation with Hoyer. “See, the horns got soul!” Hoyer shouts in a James Brown-eqsue rasp.”
“Josh Hoyer and the Soul Colossal’s sound recalls pioneers in the genres of soul and funk, from Otis Redding to Curtis Mayfield. But with a relentless drive and ability to pour their heart out on stage night after night and always feel genuine, these guys are churning out something uniquely their own.”
Read the full review, and order ‘Cooked Raw’ now!
This is gonna be a party y’all. Do not miss the ‘Cooked Raw’ vinyl album release show on October 30th at Vega, in Lincoln. Show starts at 9pm with A Ferocious Jungle Cat. $10 Advance – $12 Door. Buy tickets here!
‘Cooked Raw’ was recorded live, in one take, direct-to-disc at Welcome to 1979 Studio in Nashville back in June. It was an intense experience, and we’re excited to finally share it! Preview the album below!
The album is available for pre-order for $19.99 now on Silver Street’s website. The official release date is November 6th, 2015. After November 6th the price will rise to $25.00. The album includes a lyrics sheet insert and download card for hi-fidelity digital versions of each song on the LP, plus two bonus tracks not on the LP.
Anyone who pre-orders the album from Silver Street may pick up their copy early at the show on October 30th with a photo ID. Otherwise, all pre-orders will be shipped on November 6th.