The Alabama Shakes have had a big year. The garage soul band, who do in fact hail from Alabama, released their debut, Boys & Girls, to great acclaim. They caught the ears of critics and fans alike -- including Jack White, who took them out on tour.
Download the song "I Ain't The Same" (singer Brittany Howard’s voice will remind some listeners of classic rock singers like Janis Joplin), and watch a video for the song "Hold On," below.
Alabama Shakes plays Terminal 5 Thursday night.