Release Date: Jun 14, 2019
Record label: Megaforce
Servants of the Sun comes into view on the back of percolating synths and noodling guitar -- the kind of arrangement that suggests a new dawn. It's an appropriate sound for an album called Servants of the Sun, then, and it's also a nice, easy progression for the Chris Robinson Brotherhood, in essence moving the group from the front half of the '70s into the late '70s. Sonically, it scans like the transition from American Beauty to Shakedown Street, but where the Grateful Dead got bogged down by their flirtations with funk and disco, CRB are a bit too sharp and weathered to repeat that mistake.