Universally recognised as one of the most exciting singers remaining from the original soul era, 82 year-old Ural Thomas and his band The Pain will release their third LP Dancing Dimensions in June 2022.
Thomas initially made his name in the 1960s with classic soul releases like 'Pain Is The Name of Your Game', 'Can You Dig It', 'Deep Soul', and his 1964 recording debut with The Monterays 'Push - Em Up'. After a musical journey that commenced in his native Portland, Oregon and led to Los Angeles, Cincinnati, and New York - sharing stages with everyone from James Brown to Stevie Wonder to Otis Redding to Etta James - Thomas became disillusioned with the music business and returned home, where he continues to reign as Portland's uncontested 'Soul Brother Number One'.
In 2014, Ural met drummer and bandleader Scott Magee, and Ural Thomas and The Pain was born. The full showband set to work - prolifically gigging, touring the world, and releasing four critically acclaimed records between 2015 and 2018. Despite the usual COVID-19 obstacles, The Pain finally completed their much-anticipated third album in 2021.
While Dancing Dimensions explores everything from sweet Chicago soul to airy West Coast psychedelia to Sly funk, their latest collection retains the distinctive sound this well-oiled tightly-knit musical aggregation organically developed over the years. Classic yet unmistakably contemporary at the same time, Dancing Dimensions is the most accurate representation of The Pain's unique flavor, power, and musical breadth committed to vinyl thus far.
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