Nashville trio Simo announce new album 'Rise & Shine'

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In mid-2015, Nashville trio Simo signed to Mascot Label Group and released Let Love Show The Way, their 2nd LP in January of 2016. 

The album, recorded at the Allman Brothers former residence in Macon, Georgia - debuted at #4 on the Billboard Blues Chart and garnered rave reviews and numerous national and international support from the likes of No Depression, Rolling Stone, Guitar Player; Relix, Guitar World and NPR.  The rest of 2016 passed in a blur of headline and festival performances worldwide – with SIMO performing 215 shows in 9 countries – including the UK, Finland, Germany, Italy and The Netherlands and, of course the United States.

Fast forward to July 2017 and Simo have just announced their next full-length release – Rise & Shine – which sees the exciting trio widen their sound with slow-smoked soul ballads, Stax-worthy funk rockers, psychedelic desert-rock instrumentals and hard-edged bluesy barn burners.

Impassioned vocals that call to mind Prince or Al Green; Rhythm tracks inspired by the fatback swagger of Isaac Hayes and funky spirit of D’Angelo combined with Lush, highly detailed sonic landscapes reminiscent of Pink Floyd; raw, naked songwriting that lifts the veil for the listener to see all the frailty and ugly parts as well as the beautiful: Rise & Shine makes room for it all, with Simo looking not to recreate old sounds, but invent new ones. It's the band's most expansive album to date — the work of a band at its curious, adventurous peak.