Standard 180g 33RPM 2LP-Set / Also Available As a 14-Track Deluxe 180g 45RPM 2LP-Set with Exclusive Photo Book and Special 7" Single
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats' highly-anticipated new record, Tearing at the Seams, follows the band's critically and commercially lauded self-titled debut, which has now sold over a million records worldwide. Issued through Memphis' legendary Stax Records, the album was recorded with producer Richard Swift who has helmed records by The Shins and Foxygen in addition to The Night Sweats' debut, collectively creating a group of songs that capture the band's emotion and intensity.
The group dynamic is pivotal to the Night Sweats; initial writing and recording sessions for Tearing at the Seams took place in Rodeo, New Mexico where Rateliff and the band re-established their writing and recording process. "For the first record, I demo'ed everything up and created most of the parts," says Rateliff. "This time, I felt like we've all spent so much time on the road that we should all go off somewhere together. We should all have that experience together."
This mentality and approach to the record is no more evident than on opener "Shoe Boot" a five minute, funk infused jam and "Intro," the raucous jam used to open the band's sets over the last few years. The album closer and title track however is perhaps the most moving, lyrically tackling the huge challenges and sacrifices faced along the way by a band who are constantly away from home on the road. Tearing At The Seams is a deeply personal yet always accessible record for any situation.