St. Paul & The Broken Bones Share New Single/Live Video for “Minotaur” From The Alien Coast (Out January 28 / ATO Records) | Shore Fire Media

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St. Paul & The Broken Bones Share New Single/Live Video for “Minotaur” From The Alien Coast (Out January 28 / ATO Records)



January 11, 2021 — St. Paul & The Broken Bones have released “Minotaur,” the newest single from their ambitious forthcoming album The Alien Coast — out January 28 on ATO Records. The track’s accompanying live performance video, also released today, was shot in one take at Ol Elegante studios in the band's hometown of Birmingham, AL.

Listen to "Minotaur" here:

Watch the accompanying live video here:

“Minotaur” is an irresistibly groove-heavy falsetto-laced track partly inspired by Picasso’s use of the mythical beast as his alter ego in a series of paintings from the 1930s. Rooted in a guitar loop that guitarist Browan Lollar dreamed up on a tour bus in Europe, the song serves as a soulful meditation on identity and trauma. “‘Minotaur’ is about fearing something within you, and the loneliness that comes from that,” says lead vocalist Paul Janeway. “Especially if you grew up in an abusive situation, there can be this feeling of having something in you that you don’t want to encounter or even recognize.”

The Alien Coast defies expectations yet reflects the galvanizing musicianship that has earned the band massive acclaim, three Billboard 200 debuts, an opening slot with the Rolling Stones, a legendary NPR Tiny Desk performance with over seven million views, and multiple national tv bookings including the first-ever musical performance on Stephen Colbert’s Late Show and a Daytime EMMY nomination for one of their CBS Saturday Morning appearances. Recently on his Rocket Hour radio show, Elton John, who is a longtime fan of the band and has hosted them at his Oscar party, said that "Paul Janeway is one of my favorite vocalists" and also shared a song from the new album. 

The album’s recently released “The Last Dance” considers “the juxtaposition of dancing while facing certain doom,” says Janeway. Its video was directed by Machete Bang Bang (Coldplay, Jeff Goldblum, Evan Rachel Wood) and features dancer Liv Mai. The band also recently shared a one-take live version of “The Last Dance” as well as “Love Letter From A Red Roof Inn.”  

St. Paul & The Broken Bones will launch a 45-date international tour soon, featuring some of their biggest headlining shows to date including The Beacon Theatre in New York City on March 11. The band will also be performing at the Orion Amphitheater on May 14 in their home state of Alabama with Brittany Howard, Drive-By Truckers and Mavis Staples. One of the great live bands to emerge in the past few years, St. Paul & The Broken Bones have toured the globe many times over, delivering a “potent live show that knocks audiences on their ass” (Esquire).

St. Paul & The Broken Bones is Paul Janeway, Jesse Phillips (bass), Browan Lollar (guitar), Kevin Leon (drums), Al Gamble (keyboards), Allen Branstetter (trumpet), Chad Fisher (trombone), and Amari Ansari (saxophone).


The Alien Coast Tracklist 

1. 3000 AD Mass

2. Bermejo and The Devil

3. Minotaur

4. Atlas

5. The Last Dance

6. Ghost In Smoke

7. Alien Coast

8. Hunter and His Hounds

9. Tin Man Love

10. Popcorn Ceiling

11. Love Letter From A Red Roof Inn




St. Paul & The Broken Bones Tour Dates:   


St. Paul & The Broken Bones 2022 tour:

January 26 – Atlanta, GA – Criminal Records (In-store event)

January 27 – Birmingham, AL – Seasick Records (In-store event)

January 28 – Nashville, TN – Grimey’s (In-store event)

March 2-March 6 – North Charleston, SC – Riverfront Park Performance Pavilion 

March 4 – Atlanta, GA – The Eastern *

March 5 – Charleston, SC – Charleston Wine & Food Festival

March 6 – Raleigh, NC – The Ritz *

March 8 – Washington, DC – Lincoln Theatre *

March 9 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club *

March 11 – New York, NY – The Beacon Theatre *

March 12 – Lebanon, NH – Lebanon Opera House *

March 13 – Boston, MA – House of Blues *

March 15 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore *

March 16 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE *

March 18 – Toronto, ON – Queen Elizabeth Theatre *

March 19 – Ottawa, ON – Bronson Centre *

March 20 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall *

March 22 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall *

March 23 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall *

March 25 – Minneapolis, MN – Palace Theatre *

March 26 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant

April 16 – Birmingham, AL – Alabama Theatre

April 22 – Houston, TX – House of Blues 

April 23 – Dallas, TX – The Granada Theater ^

April 24 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s ^

April 26 – Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom ^

April 28 – Denver, CO – Mission Ballroom ^

April 29 – Aspen, CO – Belly Up ^

April 30 – Salt Lake City – Commonwealth Room ^

May 3 – Seattle, WA – The Neptune ^

May 5 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom ^

May 6 – San Francisco, CA/Oakland, CA – Fox Theater ^

May 7 – San Diego, CA – Humphreys Concerts By The Bay ^

May 10 – Los Angeles, CA – The Theatre at Ace Hotel ^

May 11 – Pioneertown, CA – Pappy & Harriet’s ^

May 12 – Phoenix, AR – The Van Buren ^

May 14 – Huntsville, AL – Orion Amphitheater (with Brittany Howard, Drive-By Truckers, and Mavis Staples) 

* with Thee Sacred Souls

^ with Danielle Ponder