The Suffers spread self-empowerment and good times on "Do Whatever" - WXPN | Vinyl At Heart
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XPN Fest alums and all-around cool people The Suffers have some big news — the soul-meets-rock band is releasing a new album this summer, and their spring tour includes a Philly stop at World Cafe Live. They’ll also appear at The Peach Music Festival in Scranton this July.

Everything Here, the Houston 8-piece’s second LP, is out July 13. The Suffers shared lead single “I Think I Love You” last fall, and just followed it up with a second, “Do Whatever.” The new tune is a groovy, upbeat jam that spreads self-empowerment and good times, with frontwoman Kam Franklin repeating, “do whatever feels right.” The song’s lush arrangements and soaring vocals take The Suffers’ sunshine-y, big band sound to a new level — if the first two singles are any indication, Everything Here is shaping up to be a joyful collection of uplifting reassurance and sheer danceability.

Listen “Do Whatever” here via Okayplayer and revisit The Suffers’ 2017 XPN Fest appearance below. The Suffers play World Cafe Live on April 19; find tickets and more information on the XPN Concert Calendar.

Everything Here Tracklisting:
01. Intro (A Headnod to Houston) feat. Paul Wall
02. I Think I Love You
03. Do Whatever
04. The One About Sace
05. All I Want To Do
06. Sure To Remain
07. Charlotte Intermission feat. Paul Wall
08. After The Storm feat. Lyle Divinsky
09. What You Said
10. A Word From Our Mammas
11. Mammas
12. Bernard’s Interlude feat. Bun B
13. Everything Here
14. You Only Call
15. Won’t Be Here Tomorrow

Tour Dates
Mar 22 – Boise, ID @ Treefort Music Fest
Mar 24 – Steamboat Springs, CO @ Bud Light Rocks The Boat
Mar 25 – Denver, CO @ Globe Hall
Apr 18 – Vienna, VA @ The Barns At Wolf Trap
Apr 19 – Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live Downstairs
Apr 20 – Asbury Park, NJ @ House Of Independents
Apr 21 – Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right
Apr 22 – Houston, TX @ Great Texas BBQ Festival
Apr 24 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
Apr 26 – Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall
Apr 27 – Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground – Showroom Lounge
Apr 28 – Montreal, QC @ La Vitrola
Apr 29 – Toronto, ON @ The Horseshoe Tavern
May 1 – Ann Arbor, MI @ The Ark
May 3 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas Tavern
May 4 – Davenport, IA @ The Stardust
May 5 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
May 8 – Kansas City, MO @ Recordbar
May 10 – St. Louis, MO @ Blueberry Hill Duck Room
May 11 – Nashville, TN @ The Basement East
May 12 – Black Mountain, NC @ Leaf Festival
May 25 – Quincy, WA @ Sasquatch! Music Festival
Jun 23 – Cornville, AZ @ Tilted Earth Festival
Jun 30 – Waitsfield, VT @ Friendly Gathering
Jul 7 – Marshfield, MA @ Levitate Festival
Jul 19 – Scranton, PA @ The Peach Music Festival
Aug 25 – Arrington, VA @ Lockn’ Festival

The Suffers’ Everything Here album artwork

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