Unlike most of the improvisational wonders of their time, the Dave Matthews Band strives to strike the same janky-rhythmic chords that are inspired by the throes of love, life and recovery. The band’s first release in nearly nine years, Come Tomorrow, is a welcomed, sultry addition to the summer playlist and a staple in the DMB discography.
The band’s 30-year lifespan has seen its share of changes over the years with the untimely death of their saxophonist, LeRoi Moore, and most recently the departure of violinist Boyd Tinsley — two intricate pieces to the DMB signature sound.
Matthews offers a sweet olive branch by including unearthed and primarily live gems that include both past members on the songs “Idea of You” and “Can’t Stop,” but there is no void or departure noticeable throughout the entire album.
The band has an uncanny style that slinks through the groove, chomps the rhythm and melodically swings choral hooks, clearing a path for many years and unique renditions to come. As with most of their albums, these songs lay the foundation for an expanded live experience.
Matthews’ brawny stomping soul train is fully tracked and heading to a town near you. Enjoy and share the groove. File Under: Deck Music.
- Chris Rucker