So if you didn't like Stand Up, or if you haven't paid much attention to DMB recently, it's definitely time to check this out when it comes out. I've personally listened to most of the album and it is excellent. I'd say it's probably their best album to date. Dave's lyrics are awesome, and the riffs are amazing. I totally think that it embraces the idea of them as a "jam band," which is one of the things they're best known for.
Of course, it's one big tribute also to LeRoi Moore, who passed away last year. And his presence is still definitely felt. You can check out the following videos and see his presence and his influence during the initial recording process:
It's leaked online but also available in streaming form at Pandora:
I really like the inclusion of the trumpet along with the sax and violin action. My favorite track so far is "Shake Me Like A Monkey," the first one.
It'll be out next Tuesday, June 2nd.