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STREAMING: Cabinet flows to ‘Bottom of the Sea’ in 1st single from new album ‘Cool River’

STREAMING: Cabinet flows to ‘Bottom of the Sea’ in 1st single from new album ‘Cool River’
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As Cabinet prepares for a spring tour that includes their fifth annual Susquehanna Breakdown Music Festival at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton, the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre bluegrass band has announced that their next album, “Cool River,” will be out on Friday, Oct. 13, releasing a new single, “Bottom of the Sea,” now along with a PledgeMusic campaign.

Debuting the new track through music magazine Relix, “Bottom of the Sea” sparks and echoes with raw energy that maintains their jam-grass roots but hints at a different direction.

The loyal CabFam, as they’re affectionately referred to, can pre-order the band’s fourth album and eighth overall through PledgeMusic, where vocalist/mandolin player JP Biondo and vocalist/guitarist Mickey Coviello explain in a funny video that they’ve been experimenting with new sounds while recording in Vermont over the last few months with Phish producer and engineer Ben Collette, pushing musical boundaries and going more electric on this record.

Watch the video below:

The album, which is their first studio effort in over two years, can be purchased on CD or vinyl with Cabinet t-shirts, socks, posters, handwritten lyrics, a two-year subscription to Relix, and more; everyone who pre-orders will receive a digital copy as well. Their previous album, “Celebration,” was released in 2015, and the band celebrated their 10th anniversary last year while expanding their lineup to seven members.

Between tour dates in New York, Vermont, Massachusetts, Maryland, North Carolina, and New Jersey, this year’s family friendly Susquehanna Breakdown at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain (1000 Montage Mountain Rd., Scranton) on Friday, May 19 and Saturday, May 20 will include performances from Greensky Bluegrass, The Wood Brothers, Keller Williams, three sets by Cabinet, Turkuaz, Keller & Cabinet, Tom Hamilton’s Breakdown All Stars, Billy Strings, Kitchen Dwellers, Driftwood, Organ Freeman, Serene Green, Tom Graham & Justin Mazer Duo, The Dishonest Fiddlers, and a reunion of Scranton’s own And The Moneynotes.

See NEPA Scene’s photos and a review of last year’s Breakdown here and photos from Cabinet’s annual holiday show in Wilkes-Barre back in December here.