Here it is, one last preview of the new album, complete with strings, double drummers, and the profanity that earned my album an Explicit Content warning!
I'm so proud and excited to announce that my new album, 'Cold Snap,' is coming out June 17, and you can hear the first single, "Rain On A Strange Roof," right now at Consequence of Sound: http://bit.ly/1RV7w7U
The cat's outta the bag! I'm making a new record with Mike Mogis and some of the good folks of Bright Eyes/The Faint/Cursive, but first, NPR is premiering this exclusive bedroom demo of a new song called "If You're Gonna Build A Wall."
Greetings from Chicago, where I'm backstage at WGN preparing to play a few songs live on TV this afternoon to preview tonight's show at SPACE with the incredible Chuck Prophet. If you can't make the show, I'll be performing live at the Audiotree studio this afternoon at 3:30pm Central, and you can tune in live here: http://www.audiotree.tv.
I'm also very excited to announce new April shows coming up with Bleachers (Jack Antonoff from fun.) and Twin Peaks, so check the tour page for more details.
And lastly, I'm honored to have won NYC Artist of the Year honors from the Tri State Indie! They're doing great stuff to support independent music, so I'd like to send a great big thank you out to everyone at the TSI and elsewhere who nominated and voted for me. See you on the road!
Finally home from three weeks on the road, including a whirlwind 5 shows in 4 days at SXSW, and I'm excited to say my song "Cold Comfort" was featured in last night's episode of "Nashville" on ABC. You can check out the full track here: https://youtu.be/5_If7bE4wYg
I had a blast on the road with Liz Longley in March and I can't wait to pick things up with her again on the West Coast in May, but first I'll be joining Chuck Prophet in Chicago and announcing a few more special April dates in the coming days, so stay tuned to the Tour page. Special thanks to everybody who came out to the shows these last few weeks. Your support means the world, and I'm so excited to hit a whole new batch of cities in the coming weeks and months.
I'm super excited to announce that Entertainment Weekly is exclusively premiering the official video for "Was A Time" today! Watch a fancy wedding erupt into an insane slow-motion battle royale--complete with knife-wielding bridesmaids, a blood-thirsty, brass knuckle-clad flower girl, a headbutting bride, bottle-smashing groomsmen, and one very creepy priest--right here, and be sure to share it with your friends on Facebook and Twitter: http://bit.ly/1BZn2t2
The video was directed by the hyper-talented Kuperman Brothers, who really outdid themselves with this one. It's the most ambitious visual project we've tackled, and I'm so proud of the results and grateful to all the fans and friends who participated.
ALSO, my winter/spring tour kicks off tonight in Boston! I chatted with The Boston Globe about it, and I'll be visiting WERS and WBUR this afternoon to play live sessions (follow me on Facebook/Twitter/Instagram to keep up with special performances like these on the road). I'll be playing with some phenomenal artists, including Michaela Anne and Liz Longley, and you can visit the Shows page for my ever-updating calendar. Tickets are on-sale now for all shows, including my Feb 12 full-band headlining performance at NYC's Mercury Lounge. See you on the road!
Happy New Year! I'm back in NYC after a whirlwind tour across ten countries in Europe and then some special holiday shows in the US with Nicole Atkins. I rang in 2015 playing a very fun show with James Maddock in my hometown of Blairstown, NJ. There was no disco ball so I broke out my National resonator guitar for the occasion (see photo by Leah Marie Kirk). This month I'll hit the road for some shows with Arc Iris, the new project from Jocie Adams of The Low Anthem, return to Asbury Park to raise money for the Light of Day Foundation, and make my Michigan debut at Weatherwax Hall. Visit the Tour page for details and tickets, and stay tuned for lots more show announcements coming, along with some surprises I can't wait to share. Thanks so much for being a part of 2014, and I can't wait to see what the new year holds for all of us!
The band and I recently visited NPR headquarters in Washington, DC, to tape a Tiny Desk Concert. It was an honor to stand in the same spot as Jackson Browne, Wilco, The National, Adele and more to take part in this series, and to have NPR compare the songs to Bruce Springsteen and Josh Ritter was just icing on the cake. Hope you dig the performance and spread it far and wide!