Listen up! ! Wordsauce is set to drop their new album, Juice, this Saturday. Juice is Wordsauce’s second full length release, the first being The Flow which was released in 2015. While The Flow had over a dozen guest features, Juice is Wordsauce in its purest form, consisting of core members with only one guest feature: Lemore of Kauzafex. This 15 track album was produced entirely at The Sauce Pot Studios in San Luis Obispo—the very studio that the Wordsauce family built and opened the doors to in 2016. Since construction on The Sauce Pot Recording studio completed, head engineers/producers Eric Mattson and Richard Loughman have been eager to produce Wordsauce’s newest project, while also working with a long list of local artists and bands of all genres.
The latest single, Hot Live, is the newest song to be written and released. Hot Live is a tune that best captures the current energy surrounding Wordsauce, coming off their biggest bill to date at High Sierra Music Festival. The track comes in swingin’ with a driving drum beat, hefty synth/bass line, and high energy rap verse, and then kicks it up a few notches when the guitars jump in with a punchy fresh tone that delivers the message that this is a party jam. Producer/Emcee Risko considers Hot Live to be a stylistic arrival that he’s been looking for out of the band since their last album.
The 2nd single off the album, She Don’t Know, was released with a music video filmed by The Sauce Pot and In The Stu videographers Griffin Davis, Alexander Bissel, and Olliver Issa (Respect The Funk), with post production completed by Gabriel Santos (Respect The Funk). The concept; a prohibition era speakeasy look juxtaposed with splashes of color and a modern music mix. The aesthetic was graciously made possible by BarrelHouse Brewery’s Tap Room in SLO; check it out below! The track introduces a bit of RnB influence into Wordsauces sound, featuring emotionally charged vocal melodies that are accentuated effectively by the saxophone work of Sam Franklin.
The 1st single from Juice, Maybe I, dropped with a video that was filmed for Respect The Funk’s live performance video series. This video was inspired by High Sierra Music Festival’s contest this year. Artists entered a live performance video and people voted for bands to get a set at the annual festival. This year Wordsauce snuck by Northern CA funk band Diggin’ Dirt by just a handful of votes earning them a set at the festival. Maybe I is somewhat of a removal from Wordsauce’s normal formula, but has garnered a good deal of appreciation from listeners for being something refreshingly different.
Wordsauce will be selling a limited number of special edition hard copies of Juice, that will include an 8×8” canvas of the album cover, numbered and autographed, with the cd, tracklist and liner notes neatly tucked into the underside of the frame.
The album release party will take place Saturday, August 11th at the Siren In Morro Bay. Doors open at 7.30, and music kicks off at 8pm with an opening set by special guests, Mannequins By Day. Tickets are $12 presale and $15 at the door, get them here or contact your local band member!