Umphrey’s McGee Announce New Album ‘You Walked Up Shaking In Your Boots But You Stood Tall And Left A Raging Bull,’ Share First Single
Photo via Umphrey’s McGee instagram, by Dave DeCrescente
Umphrey’s McGee have announced a new record, titled You Walked Up Shaking In Your Boots But You Stood Tall And Left A Raging Bull. The album, due out on July 16, consists of music that was used as a pre-recorded introduction as Umphrey’s took the stage at live shows. The songs, including lead single “Leave Me Las Vegas,” have “gotten the full studio treatment,” according to a statement.
“Since 2009, the Chicago-based improv-rock outfit has been using these intro pieces as a jumping-off point in their live shows, but with the studio development of these compositions, the band landed on something much broader than their original walk-on music concept,” read a press release. “There’s an ultra-thematic, driving energy in each song that reaches beyond just pre-show excitement; it’s a balls to the wall, fist-pumping peak with every new track.”
According to a press release, the album title refers to something Los Lobos’ Cesar Rosas said to Umphrey’s Jake Cinninger after the latter sat in with LL at Chicago’s Aragon Ballroom (Los Lobos was opening for Umphrey’s during their New Years’ run).
“I go up there, get comfortable, start getting into it, finally make some eye contact with [David] Hidalgo and he gives me the go-ahead to blaze a solo,” said Cinninger of the sit-in in a statement. “I start out meek and mild, and dial it up to bronco mode.”
After the sit-in, Rosas approached Cinninger and delivered the titular line: ““You walked up shaking in your boots, but you stood tall and left a raging bull.”
According to a press release, the new album “is only a part of what Umphrey’s McGee has been working on over the course of the last year off of touring.”
Listen to the new single “Leave Me Las Vegas” here. For more information on the album, click here.