Bluegrass virtuosos The Infamous Stringdusters have announced details about their upcoming new album and an extensive supporting tour. As first revealed on Rolling Stone Country, the new album LAWS OF GRAVITY marks a return to form for the Grammy-nominated acoustic five-piece, whose widely acclaimed 2016 album LADIES & GENTLEMEN featured all female singers (like Joss Stone, Lee Ann Womack, Nicki Bluhm, etc). LAWS OF GRAVITY is all new original Dusters music--perhaps the most "Infamous" record they've done in their decade together. The first new music from the 13-track collection, "This Ol' Building," is available now to those that pre-order the album on the Compass Records website.
The Infamous Stringdusters--Andy Hall (dobro), Andy Falco (guitar), Chris Pandolfi (banjo), Jeremy Garrett (fiddle), and Travis Book (upright bass)--recorded the album in Nashville and co-produced it with Billy Hume (Ludacris, Ying Yang Twins). "This is an important record for us, coming off the LADIES & GENTLEMEN project," says Falco. "That album exposed us to a lot of new fans and we toured so hard this year, it really feels like a great time in the history of the band. We think LAWS OF GRAVITY is a quintessential Stringdusters record, and that all facets of the group are represented on the album in a cohesive way."
LAWS OF GRAVITY is The Infamous Stringdusters at their finest, with honest songs and a fresh yet familiar bluegrass/Americana/progressive feel. "You write what you know," says Falco. "We're on the road all the time and there's always gravity that's keeping you grounded, and pulling you home. The themes on this album stem from things that happen out on the road, and the freedom we have to make music. There's nothing freer than being on stage and making music. We're telling these stories of musical nomads, all the stuff we like to do."
Of the recording process, Pandolfi adds, "We had a lot of good energy stored up as we were getting into production, as well as a few more years of experience with the studio. We had much more of a vision for how we wanted this album to come together than we did with past projects. We know that capturing the live, collective sound always opens a door for the listeners, as opposed to building and crafting something that you can only make in the studio. We are a band. We play live, together, and more than any one song or achievement, this is what we do. Now we have an album that captures that."
LAWS OF GRAVITY will be released January 13th, 2017 on Compass Records.