New Dave Matthews Band – “Funny The Way It Is”

Amrit Singh | April 14, 2009 - 1:55 pm

After the tragic passing of saxophonist LeRoi Moore, ’90s campus-favorites Dave Matthews Band regrouped and soldiered on with an emotional show the night of his death and plans for a new album. The set’s titled Big Whiskey & The GrooGrux King, due 6/2 on RCA. It’s their seventh. They’ve made lead single “Funny The Way It Is” available for the price of an email here, and released a pretty emotional video trailer talking about the record, and what it’s like moving on after a death in the family. “If this is the last album that I make, it’s the only album I hope people listen to,” Matthews says. If that sounds dramatic, you have to imagine he’s going through some dramatic times.

Here’s the single in streaming form:

Big Whiskey & The Groogrux King is out 6/2 via RCA. Tracklist:

01 “Grux”
02 “Shake Me Like A Monkey”
03 “Funny The Way It Is”
04 “Lying In The Hands Of God”
05 “Why I Am”
06 “Dive In”
07 “Spaceman”
08 “Squirm”
09 “Alligator Pie (Cockadile)”
10 “Seven”
11 “Time Bomb”
12 “My Baby Blue”
13 “You And Me”

And it’ll look like this:

Here are their tour dates.