Pete Yorn to Release New Album on September 28
Thu, 10 Jun 2010 09:49:18
Vagrant Records will release Pete Yorn's forthcoming, self-titled, 11-song affair, decorated with a plain, stark black cover, on September 28. The album was produced by The Pixies' Frank Black. The music was recorded on the spur-of-the-moment, in the summer of 2008, even though Yorn, formerly signed to Columbia, released two albums in 2009, so this music has been in existence for a while. Yorn was in the middle of making Back & Fourth in Nebraska when he got an email from Black suggesting that they record some tunes. Intrigued by the notion of experimenting with Frank, Yorn hopped a plane to Salem, Oregon, where the two set up an impromptu studio. They recorded the album in less than a week, even though Yorn came down with the flu two days into the process.
"Frank didn't give a shit about getting sick, so we stayed in the flow," recalls Yorn. "He has an incredible ability to distill a song down to its core." Frank recalls, "Pete told me he wanted to better define himself as an artist. I think he just wanted to rock out. But as we headed down a path of realization I stripped him down a whole bunch. We battled in the best sort of way. I tried to get the session into a fearless and raw place, and to his artistic credit Pete took his songwriting to a fearless and raw place. This listener will find his or herself sitting right next to Pete on the couch. And the record totally rocks out."
Yorn will be touring in Fall 2010 in conjunction with the new album's release. Tour dates will be announced shortly. Meanwhile, the track listing for the album is below.
1. Precious Stone
2. Rock Crowd
3. Velcro Shoes
4. Paradise Cove I
6. The Chase
7. Sans Fear
9. Stronger than
10. Future Life
Are you interested in this release and collaboration?