Fusing soul-rock, folk psychedelia, and and alternative R & B sound, amandla is fronted by Claude Coleman, Jr, the 25 years and still going strong veteran of Ween.


Laughing Heartsis the new third amandla release on Claude Coleman, Jr.’s imprint Marshall Hotel Records and continues fusing the pop sounds of soul-jazz-rock, folk psychedelia, and alternative R & B, taking it to the road.

Much like its predecessor The Full Catastrophe – reviewed as ‘a minor masterpiece’ – Laughing Hearts was created during a period of personal collapse for the veteran Ween drummer, followed by relocation, resettling and regrowth. It is the portrayal of journeys and landscapes, and the discoveries of new truths. Recorded in studios across the country, Laughing Heartsincludes special guests such as Kirk Kirkwoodand Mike Dillon. The record has garnered raving early reviews, and is perhaps the most potent amandla release yet.




The Milestone, Charlotte, NC | The Royal Room, Seattle, WA | Whirled Pies Downtown, Eugene, OR | Goodfoot Pub & Lounge, Portland, OR | Victor, ID | Liberty Bar, Telluride, CO | Be On Key Psychedelic Ripple, Denver, CO | The Brick, Kansas City, MO | Cafe Acoustic Concert Hall, St. Joesph, MO | Fassler Hall, Tulsa, OK | The Deli, Norman, OK | Mohawk Austin, Austin, TX | Last Concert Cafe, Houston, TX | The Wurst Biergarten, Lafayette, LA | Walter’s Downtown, Houston, TX | Granada Theatre, Dallas, TX | Emo’s, Austin, TX | Tipitina’s, New Orleans, LA | Bywater, Asheville, NC | Salvage Station, Asheville, NC | Mothlight at Fred’s, Asheville, NC | The Independent, San Francisco, CA | Doug Fir Lounge, Portland OR | Crocodile, Seattle, WA | The Jewish Mother, Virginia Beach, VA | The Library, Chapel Hill, NC | Stella’s @ Stella Blue, Ashville, NC | The Milestone, Charlotte, NC | The Clubhouse, Myrtle Beach, SC | The Nick,  Birmingham, AL | Club Dada, Dallas, TX | Mill Creek Tavern, Philadelphia, PA | Club Café’, Pittsburgh, PA | Lava Lounge, Pittsburgh, PA | Cobra Lounge, Chicago, IL | High Five, Columbus, OH | The Basement, Columbus, OH | JB’s Speakeasy, LaCrosse, WI | King Club, Madison, WI | One Eyed Jacks, New Orleans, LA | Tastyworld, Athens, GA | Masquerade, Atlanta, GA | The Pour House, Raleigh, NC | Black Cat, Washington, DC | Club Metronome, Burlington VT | Broadway Joe’s, Buffalo, NY | Paycheck’s Lounge, Detroit, MI | Turf Club, St. Paul, MN | Shea Riley’s, Omaha, NE | Knickerbocker’s, Lincoln, NE | Appaloosa Grill, Denver, CO | Sherpa & Yeti’s, Breckinridge, CO | Fly Me to the Moon Saloon, Telluride, CO | Club 8150, Vail, CO | Top Hat, Missoula, MT | Blue Moon, Seattle, WA | Lucky’s, Eugene, OR | Elbo Room, San Francisco | The Attic, Santa Cruz, CA | Monterey Live, Monterey, CA | DiPiazza’s, Long Beach, CA | Casa Blanca Night Club, Phoenix, AZ | Hollywood Alley, Tempe, AZ | Harper’s Ferry, Boston, MA | Water St. Music Hall, Rochester, NY | The Belmont, Detroit, MI | Subterranean, Chicago, IL | King Club, Madison, WI | Top Hat, Missoula, MT | The Library, Chapel Hill, NC | Emerald Lounge, Asheville, NC | The Five Spot, Nashville, TN | Appaloosa Grill, Denver, CO | Bitter End, Portland, OR | Dante’s, Portland | Nectar, Seattle, WA