The String Cheese Incident Announces First New Studio Album In Six Years, ‘Lend Me A Hand’ & Releases Title Track
Colorado-based pioneering jamgrass group The String Cheese Incident has announced their first new studio album in six years, Lend Me A Hand, due out September 8th.
Produced by Brad Cook – who has worked with the likes of Bon Iver, Hiss Golden Messenger, and Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats – Lend Me A Hand spans a collection of songs showcasing the band’s full depth and character of their three decades worth of songwriting. The album emerged out of reflections on love, loss, and resilience following life-changing events and the sudden death of the band’s close friend Jesse Aratow.
“Every album’s a snapshot of the band at that moment, and this record turned out to be one of our most introspective,” SCI’s Keith Moseley said in a press statement. “We were coming out of the pandemic and coming up on our anniversary; we’d lost someone who’s been an important part of our team for so long. All those thoughts and feelings coalesced into something that’s much more focused on the storytelling, and feels more like hanging out in the living room with us while we sing you some songs.”
“Rather than trying to be flashy with the musicianship, our goal was to make sure nothing got in the way of the lyrics,” adds the band’s Bill Nershi. “So even though we’re still a jam band at heart, all these songs can really stand on their own.”
To celebrate the forthcoming release and their 30th anniversary as a band, SCI has released the title track and accompanying music video. The new track is a true testament to the forthcoming full-length release, showing the band’s rootsy simplicity and refined storytelling that has pushed them to their global success. Watch the official music video to “Lend Me A Hand” below:
Ahead of the album’s early fall release, SCI will join Willie Nelson’s Outlaw Music Festival tour this summer on select dates while gearing up to celebrate their 50th Red Rocks Amphitheatre performance later this month. For a full list of upcoming tour dates and tickets, visit the band’s website.