This would be the eight studio recording for the North Carolina folk rockers, following last year’s release of The Carpenter. The Avett Brothers have teamed-up once again with producer, Rick Rubin, for this 11-track effort.
Here’s what the band had to say on their press release:
“If you think about a Magpie, it’s a bird from the crow family. You can see them everywhere, and they’ve got this strange grace. And, we all know what a dandelion is. It reminds you of being a kid and watching a flower come apart on a summer day. There’s a youthful wonder in that. Those kinds of feelings live and breathe inside this album.”
Watch the video for the first single from Magpie and the Dandelion, “Another Is Waiting” below.
Pixies will keep on going through 2014, with a massive North American tour that includes 33 cities. The tour kicks off in mid-January, to early March and includes support from Best Coast, Cults and FIDLAR. Check out the dates below!
Pixies 2013-2014 Tour Dates:
10/05 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
10/06 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
10/08 – Berlin, DE @ Huxleys
10/09 – Berlin, DE @ Huxleys
10/10 – Prague, CZ @ Lucerna Music Hall
11/01 – Vienna, AT @ Gasometer
11/02 – Geneva, CH @ Thonex
11/04 – Milan, IT @ Alcatraz
11/05 – Toulouse, FR @ Le Phare
11/07 – Madrid, ES @ La Riviera
11/08 – Madrid, ES @ La Riviera
11/09 – Lisbon, PT @ Coliseum
11/11 – Luxembourg, LU@ Rockhal
11/13 – Copenhagen, DK @ Falkoner
11/14 – Oslo, NO @ Sentrum Scene
11/15 – Stockholm, SE @ Munchen Brewery
11/18 – Dublin, IR @ Olympia
11/19 – Dublin, IR @ Olympia
11/21 – Manchester, UK @ Apollo
11/22 – Glasgow, UK @ Barrowland
11/24 – London, UK @ Hammersmith Apollo
11/25 – London, UK @ Hammersmith Apollo
01/15 – Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall *
01/16 – Montreal, QC @ Metropolis *
01/18 – Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theatre *
01/19 – Port Chester, NY @ Capitol Theatre *
01/21 – Newark, NJ @ New Jersey Performing Arts Center *
01/22 – New Haven, CT @ Shubert Theatre *
01/24 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory *
01/25 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Carnegie Music Hall *
01/26 – Washington, DC @ Strathmore *
01/29 – Richmond, VA @ National Theatre *
01/31 – Durham, NC @ Durham PAC ^
02/01 – Asheville, NC @ Thomas Wolfe Auditorium ^
02/03 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium ^
02/04 – Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle ^
02/06 – St. Louis, MO @ Peabody Opera House ^
02/07 – Columbus, OH @ LC Pavilion ^
02/08 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore ^
02/09 – Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre ^
02/11 – Kansas City, MO @ Midland Theatre ^
02/13 – Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium #
02/14 – Aspen, CO @ Belly Up Tavern #
02/15 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Great Salt Air #
02/17 – Vancouver, BC @ Orpheum Theatre #
02/18 – Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre #
02/19 – Portland, OR @ Schnitzer Auditorium #
02/21 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theatre #
02/22 – San Jose, CA @ The Joint #
02/24 – Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre #
02/25 – Albuquerque, NM @ Kiva Auditorium #
02/27 – Houston, TX @ Bayou Music Center #
02/28 – Dallas, TX @ South Side Ballroom #
03/01 – Austin, TX @ Music Hall #
* = w/ Fidlar
^ = w/ Cults
# = w/ Best Coast
Americana singer-songwriter Brett Detar just released his new album today, Too Free To Live, and is offering this extraordinary compilation as a free download. Perfect album for fall, has all the essentials you want to take to the mountains with you, or listen to as you relax by the fireplace with friends. Brett Detar never disappoints with his music!
Detar is currently on tour through November, make sure to check him out live.
Too Free To Live is also available as an LP, CD or bundled up in deluxe editions. You can snag all those on Brett Detar’s official website.
Too Free To Live tracklist:
1. Too Free To Live
2. A Soldier’s Burden
3. Satan’s Foot On My Neck
4. Loser’s Baby
5. Broken Hymn
6. Your Heart Grows More Heartless Each Day
7. Damaged Girl
8. Please Don’t Go Away Like That
9. Tried To Hate The Angels
10. Woe To The Lovers
AM features 12 tracks produced by James Ford and co-produced by Ross Orton at Sage & Sound Recording in Los Angeles and Rancho De La Luna in Joshua Tree. Some contributors to the record include, Queens of Stone Age frontman, Josh Homme, Pete Thomas (Elvis Costello), and Bill Ryder-Jones (The Coral). Also poet, John Cooper Clarke’s words are featured on the track “I Wanna Be Yours”.
What’s the source of inspirations for AM?
According to the label, “(The album is) the malt liquor of Death Row records chased down by at the very least a Bacardi Breezer of what (the band) calls ‘girlfriend music – the music our girlfriends were listening to at school when we were into Dr Dre.”
“With people like (an) Aaliyah,” adds frontman Alex Turner “what’s sometimes seen as being cheesy is actually a real coolness about the melodies, and we wanted to get a bit of the way that music moves into what we were doing. That also went hand in hand – in our minds at least – with Seventies rock ‘n’ roll: all those bands like Black Sabbath and the Groundhogs that we listen to very loud in the dressing room when we’re on tour… We call them ‘thin drum-stand bands’, because whatever the drums are standing on sounds like it’s a bit wobbly, but that’s part of what’s so great about them.”
You can pre-order the album here.
01. Do I Wanna Know?
02. R U Mine?
03. One For The Road
05. I Want It All
06. No. 1 Party Anthem
07. Mad Sounds
09. Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?
10. Snap Out Of It
11. Knee Socks
12. I Wanna Be Yours