September 27th marks the official release date for What Were You Hoping For?, the latest album from singer/songwriter Van Hunt. The album, released on Van’s own godless-hotspot in association with the Nashville-based Thirty Tigers label, has already received rave reviews for it’s fusion of rock, soul, punk and funk. The album is streaming in full on AOL Music.
With What Were You Hoping For?, Van Hunt kicks out the jams with a spare but dizzyingly vibrant meld of day-glo psychedelic soul with glammed-up riffs and the acerbic energy of punk. The album sees the Grammy-winning musician/songwriter/producer turning up the volume on his genre-smashing songcraft and the results are altogether gripping. From the breakneck “Watching You Go Crazy is Driving Me Insane” and “A Time Machine is My New Girlfriend” to the metallic k.o. of the album’s first single,”Eyes Like Pearls,” Hunt unleashes a sound that reverberates with caustic wit, passion, and the thrilling excitement of an artist operating at the peak of his powers. Careening with exhilarating intensity and frenetic, inventive musicality, What Were You Hoping For? is Van Hunt’s most daring and provocative work to date.
Van’s tour kicked off on September 19th in New York City and continues throughout the country through October. Tour dates are below.
Van Hunt Tour Dates
9/27/2011 |Augusta, GA Sky City
9/28/2011 |Atlanta, GA The Earl
9/29/2011 |New Orleans, LA Tipitina’s Uptown
9/30/2011 |Houston, TX Warehouse Live-Green Room
10/1/2011 |Austin, TX Cactus Café
10/3/2011 |Dallas, TX House of Blues: Cambridge Room
10/4/2011 |Little Rock, AR Stickyz Rock ‘n Roll Chicken Shack
10/5/2011 |Memphis, TN 1884 Lounge
10/6/2011 |St. Louis, MO Lola
10/7/2011 |Chicago, IL Schuba’s Tavern
10/8/2011 | Minneapolis, MN Bunker’s
10/11/2011 |Seattle, WA Nectar Lounge
10/12/2011l Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge
10/13/2011l San Francisco, CA Yoshi’s
10/16/2011l Los Angeles, CA Troubadour
“What Were You Hoping For?”: Amazon