I've obviously been trying to recover from two long weeks where I was reviewing the Coachella and Stagecoach festivals back-to-back and somehow managed to catch Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band between. Whew!
But here is some welcome news about Neil Young I wanted to post ASAP.
NEW ALBUM FROM NEIL YOUNG & CRAZY HORSE - AMERICANA - NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER AT NEILYOUNG.COM
"OH SUSANNAH" SINGLE + VIDEO AVAILABLE THROUGH ONLINE DIGITAL RETAILERS TODAY
FIRST ALBUM FROM NEIL YOUNG & CRAZY HORSE IN NINE YEARS; DUE JUNE 5, 2012 ON REPRISE RECORDS
YOUNG INVITES MUSICIANS TO SUBMIT COVERS OF CLASSIC AMERICANA TRACKS VIA YOUTUBE FOR A CHANCE TO WIN $1,000 AND PROMO ON YOUNG'S SOCIAL MEDIA SITES
Americana- the first album from Neil Young & Crazy Horse in nearly nine years -- is now available for pre-order on Young's website http://www.neilyoung.com/.
The album will be available in FLAC, CD, and 180-gram vinyl formats, and comes with an exclusive Americana T-shirt. Fans who pre-order the album will also receive a digital download of the song "Oh Susannah." A special bundle of the "Oh Susannah" single and video is available through all participating digital outlets starting today. Click here to purchase. The video is from actual early American archival footage. View the video here.
Americana is a collection of classic, American folk songs. In their day, some of these may have been referred to as "protest songs," "murder ballads," or campfire-type songs passed down with universal, relatable tales for Everyman.
The album was produced by Neil and John Hanlon along with Mark Humphreys, and engineered by John Hanlon with John Hausmann and Jeff Pinn. It was recorded at Audio Casa Blanca by John Hanlon. Crazy Horse is: Billy Talbot, Ralph Molina, Poncho Sampedro and Neil Young.
Neil Young & Crazy Horse have confirmed a rare live appearance at this year's Outside Lands Music festival, set for Aug 10-12, in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. For further information, go to: http://lineup.sfoutsidelands.com/. Additional tour dates will announced soon.
Young has teamed up with artist-geared social media platform Talenthouse to celebrate the release of Americana. In conjunction with its theme, musicians are being invited to submit their covers of classic Americana tracks via YouTube for the chance to win $1,000 and receive promotion across Young's social media channels. Check it out at http://www.talenthouse.com/cover-song-for-neil-young
About Talenthouse: Launched in 2009, the cutting-edge social media technology platform Talenthouse utilizes social media to engage consumers and gain reach through life-changing, creative contests. In just two years, Talenthouse has developed more than 200 creative invites, integrating social media technology to aid emerging and established brands and artists gain recognition and virally grow their audiences.