Last night, Gov’t Mule celebrated the release of its new album By a Thread with an extremely intimate show at Brooklyn, NY’s Brooklyn Bowl. The show was open to fans who pre-ordered By a Thread and started with a listening party for the new album. As was heavily rumored and later confirmed on the Brooklyn Bowl website, Gov’t Mule then took the stage for an hour-plus performance. The quartet opened its set with the album’s opening track “Broke Down On The Brazos” and offered album cuts like “Railroad Boy,” “Monday Mourning Meltdown” and “Frozen Fear.” Gov’t Mule later looked bacl with “Beautifully Broken” (from 2001’s Deep End Volume 1), Alice Cooper’s “Is It My Body?,” “Brighter Days” (from 2006’s High & Mighty) and “Thorazine Shuffle” (from 1998’s Dose).

Before the band’s encore, band manager and Sirius Jam On personality Stef Scamardo led the band in a Happy Birthday sing-along and birthday cake presentation to drummer Matt Abts and bassist Jorgen Carlsson. Gov’t Mule then closed its show with two additional By a Thread songs: “Any Open Window” and “Inside Outside Woman Blues.” The band is off the road until a show at Indianapolis, IN’s Murat Theatre/Egyptian Room on October 23.