Dave Matthews, through a Twitter "tweet," announced that the band will release Funny the Way It Is as a free download through April 21 to thank fans for their support,The Dave Matthews Band's latest record Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King hits stores June 2 and is the super-group's first effort since the passing of founding member and saxophonist LeRoi Moore in the summer 2008.More news in the Dave Mathews Band universe: Guitarist Tim Reynolds is playing with the band once again. This is Reynolds' first foray into the DMB world since the 1998 record Before These Crowded Streets.Listen for a different sound from Matthews on this effort. The Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King is produced by Rob Cavallo â€” the man behind recent efforts by Green Day, My Chemical Romance and the Goo Goo Dolls.In case you were wondering, the GrooGrux King in the new album's title comes from LeRoi's nickname.Keep up with Dave's Tweets at @davejmatthews, as well as those of bassist Stefan Lessard at @slessard. With such an enormous nation of musical devotees, having Matthews so dialed into Twitter does not surprise. The man is and always has been ahead of his time.The fantastic graphics for the new record were all crafted by Matthews himself, who is on the road through October 2, 2009. If you have never seen the Dave Matthews Band live, run â€” don't walk â€” to get tickets.
Download Funny the Way It Is for free through April 21 at www.rcarecords.com/dmbfreedownload.
Check out the video for the album's trailer for another fascinating look at the world of Dave Matthews.
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