The eight-piece band blew out of the Heart of Dixie in 2014 with its first full-length album, “Half the City.” Last year brought the follow up, “Sea of Noise.”
“Sea Of Noise lifts this Alabama eight-piece from its spot as the nation's best young party band into headier and more exciting territory, where insights matter more than mere imitation,” NPR’s Ann Powers wrote in her review of the sophomore release. “If its 2014 debut album ‘Half The City’ proved that the group had the chops to refresh bar-band revivalism, this new release stands firmly in the present.”
This will be the St. Paul’s first Lexington stop since its breakthrough, but as Walter Tunis noted in a 2014 preview of a Forecastle Festival appearance, the band did make a fortuitous stop in Lexington in 2012. The group played Willie’s Locally Known at its old Broadway location and Lexington-based Shaker Steps Productions filmed a performance of the song “Broken Bones and Pocket Change” that caught the eye of the group’s eventual manager.