Dan Deacon‘s latest album, America releases on 28 August in North America and 27 August everywhere else. Deacon has just dropped a video for “True Thrush” off the new record. The video is centered around a game popular within the Baltimore art collective Wham City and it is co-directed by Ben O’Brien and Dan Deacon himself. Tour dates after the jump.
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This September 18th, Freakwater’s Catherine Irwin is releasing her second solo album and it’s her first solo work in a decade. Little Heater was recorded in Woodstock, NY with Tara Jane ONeil (Rodan, Ida) handling the production duties. Meanwhile Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy provides guest vocals on “Mockingbird”, which we offer for download below and member of Ida join in on vox and instruments.
Release date: 4 September
Stars’ latest album releases early in September and they have a big North American tour plotted out in support of the record. Beginning in Maine and ending, most naturally, in Toronto, the band will be busy until late into the fall. Interestingly, they are basically giving the album away to fans who buy tickets for any of their headlining shows in the US. Those folks will receive a free digital download of The North. The full roster of dates is listed below. Meanwhile, you can preview the album via these two new tracks.
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Release date: 11 September
Patterson Hood returns with his third solo album in September and notably all of his fellow Drive-By Truckers make appearances on the record. Scott Danbom and Will Johnson from Centro-matic and Kelly Hogan are also on hand to collaborate with Hood. The songs from this record are drawn from a period in which Hood was penning a book on his life at 27. The book didn’t materialize, but the songs did and they seemed to be a more natural way of Hood expressing himself.