NINE INCH NAILS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM, NEW SINGLE
AND NORTH AMERICAN ARENA TOUR
Hesitation Marks Set For September 3 Release, Available For Pre-order On iTunes Now
New Single "Came Back Haunted" Available Thursday, June 6 On iTunes
Tickets For Fall Tour Go On Sale Beginning Friday, June 14
On September 3, 2013, Columbia Records will release Hesitation Marks, the new full-length album from Nine Inch Nails. Recorded in secret over the last year, Trent Reznor teamed with producers Atticus Ross and Alan Moulder to create the first new music from Nine Inch Nails in five years.
Lead single "Came Back Haunted" is available Thursday, June 6 on iTunes (iTunes.com/NineInchNails). In addition, fans who pre-order Hesitation Marks on iTunes will instantly receive a download of "Came Back Haunted." The album can also be pre-ordered at www.nin.com, where the singleis streaming now.
The run will launch on September 28 at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, MN and include shows at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY (October 14) and Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA (November 8).
Tickets for the arena outing will go on sale to the public beginning Friday, June 14, at www.livenation.com. See below for itinerary and specific on sale dates. Fans who register at www.nin.com will receive exclusive first access to tickets before they go on sale to the general public.
AMOS LEE'S MOUNTAINS OF SORROW, RIVERS OF SONG
SET FOR OCTOBER 1 RELEASE BY BLUE NOTE RECORDS
PRODUCED BY JAY JOYCE, ALBUM INCLUDES SPECIAL GUESTS ALISON KRAUSS AND PATTY GRIFFIN AND FOLLOWS 2011's CHART-TOPPINGMISSION BELL
Amos Lee Photo credit: Harper Smith
Mountains Of Sorrow, Rivers Of Song, Amos Lee's fifth studio album, will be released on October 1 by Blue Note Records. See below for track listing. Lee recorded the 12-song collection in Nashville with Jay Joyce (Emmylou Harris, Patty Griffin, Eric Church, Cage the Elephant).
"I've always enjoyed it down there, so I thought I'd bring my band and see how a bunch of Philly guys fit in," says Lee. "Jay brings a musicality, a different kind of ear. He definitely hears things in ways that I don't, and brings out extra dimensions in the songs."
Mountains Of Sorrow, Rivers Of Song is the follow-up to 2011's Mission Bell, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and Billboard Rock Albums charts and contained the No. 1 Triple A radio hit "Windows Are Rolled Down." The new studio record is the first to feature Lee's longtime touring band - comprising Freddie Berman, Zach Djanikian, Andy Keenan and Jaron Olevsky - and the first album ever recorded at St. Charles, producer Joyce's brand new studio, which is housed in a converted East Nashville church.
The convenient location allowed several remarkable guests to participate in the sessions.Alison Krauss joins Lee on "Chill In The Air" and Patty Griffin sings harmony on "Mountains of Sorrow," a song inspired by Lee's visit to Levon Helm's barn in Woodstock, where he appeared at the legendary drummer's Midnight Ramble not long before Helm's death. Instrumentalists Jerry Douglas (Alison Krauss & Union Station),Mickey Raphael (Willie Nelson and Family) and Jeff Coffin (Dave Matthews Band) also contribute to the record.
Mountains Of Sorrow, Rivers Of Song finds Lee in new sonic territory, working with a broader palette of textures and instrumentation yet retaining the trenchant impact of the scenes, characters and stories that he is renowned for. The album arrives a full 10 years after he first signed with Blue Note Records and began a career that continues to grow and surprise.
The New York Times praised Lee's "honeyed singing voice," noting that 2011's chart-topping Mission Bell "sharpens the payoff...it plants Mr. Lee and his tunes in a stark landscape, enveloped by rustling percussion and reverberant drones " while MOJO said: "His lyrics sweat with detail and nervy experience." "Mission Bell is a darker turn for Lee, and shows that his artistic arc is still peaking," observed Associated Press.
Lee - who has toured with such artists as Bob Dylan, Norah Jones, Elvis Costello, Adele and Dave Matthews Band - will celebrate the release of Mountains Of Sorrow, Rivers Of Song with an extensive fall headline tour. Details will be announced shortly.
Mountains Of Sorrow, Rivers Of Song - Track Listing
1. Johnson Blvd
4. Chill In The Air
5. Dresser Drawer
7. High Water
8. The Man Who Wants You
10. Plain View
11. Mountains of Sorrow
Atoms For Peace (Thom Yorke and Nigel Godrich)
LIVE DJ Set on KCRW (89.9FM and KCRW.com)
THIS Friday, June 7 at 10am
Thom Yorke and Nigel Godrich have teamed up on many projects, from Radiohead to their current musical outlet Atoms For Peace, and will join forces for an unprecedented DJ set in our studios -- their first time doing a live set on U.S. radio -- THIS Friday, June 7, 2013 at 10 a.m. (Pacific Standard Time); Tune in to 89.9FM or stream it online at KCRW.com.
KCRW is handing over an entire hour of Morning Becomes Eclectic to the duo, who will alternate between DJ sets and short interview segments with host Jason Bentley.
Atoms For Peace’s debut album “Amok” was released in February on XL Recordings. Tickets are still available for their full band performance at the Hollywood Bowl on October 16.