Rounder Records is pleased to announce that the first video from Robert Plant's new album Band Of Joy has been completed. The video is for the first single, "Angel Dance," a Los Lobos cover that Rolling Stone magazine called "sweet, elegant NPR folk that still swings like Satan's barn door." It was shot in Chicago, was directed by Vincent Haycock and features Los Lobos' David Hidalgo and Louie Perez.
You can view the video in its entirety as well as an illuminating interview with Plant on the making of Band Of Joy below:
The anticipation for Band of Joy continues to grow as "Angel Dance" was #1 most added at Triple A radio two weeks in a row, and has received the most amount of listens in RollingStone.com history, garnering three times the amount of visits than the #2 artist. The song premiered exclusively on the site on July 27.
Plant just finished three weeks of touring the United States with the Band of Joy band (Buddy Miller, Patty Griffin, Darrell Scott, Byron House and Marco Giovino) and the response was rapturous. "The new unit plays Americana music and does so with intelligence and inventiveness," hailed the Wall Street Journal. "It was tough to find anything but joy," said the Dallas Morning News, calling the new record a "logical progression" and noting, "it's plain Plant is enjoying the ride," while calling the band "mighty."
Band of Joy is Plant's first album since 2007's six time Grammy Award winning Raising Sand (Rounder). It was recorded in Nashville and will be released on September 14.