Released on: April 9, 2012
Can’t Skip Tracks: Hold On, Heartbreaker, Rise to the Sun
Brittany Howard’s soul explodes through every song, much like the way the Alabama Shakes exploded onto the scene in 2012. Music fit for dive bars and late night drives, Boys and Girls is much like a confessional for the band. Howard’s raw emotion in singing of her past and growing up is highlighted in between the crashing drums and at times apprehensive guitar, to form a complete album that shows a lot of promise from the band in the years to come.