Did Alabama Shakes Brittany Howard's New Band Really Meet In A Church Of Scientology?


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Did Alabama Shakes' Brittany Howard's New Band Bermuda Triangle Really Meet In A Church of Scientology?

I think it is possible she may have been fibbing.

NPR: Alabama Shakes' Brittany Howard Has A New Band: Bermuda Triangle


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From left, Jesse Lafser, Brittany Howard and Becca Mancari of the new band Bermuda Triangle.

A mysterious photograph appeared across various social media platforms Monday morning, depicting three dashing women — two in cowboy hats, one holding a pair of spectacles — lounging at a wooden table teeming with the evidence of a long night out. NEW BAND ALERT: BERMUDA TRIANGLE, the caption read. Anyone attuned to the Americana scene recognized the one in the middle: Brittany A. Howard, the main rule-breaker in Americana music's most exciting band of this century, the Alabama Shakes. The other two handsome characters, Jesse Lafser and Becca Mancari, are building legends of their own throughout the mid-South.

What was this new configuration, slated to make its live debut July 12 at East Nashville indie music palace the Basement East? Reached by email, Howard and Mancari shared a few details. Howard may have been trying to throw this reporter off the scent by saying the threesome met "in a church of Scientology," but her claim that it specializes in "sad dance hall music" accurately reflects both Mancari's lonesome sensibility and Lafser's loping, smoky singing style. She added that Bermuda Triangle's set will include unreleased music from all three singer-songwriters, and that recording plans are yet to be determined.

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