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    Thu, 20 Feb 2014 11:56:45

    The Baseball Project Readies Third Album - We have all the details

    R.E.M. Photos

    • R.E.M. - NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 27:  Singer Michael Stipe of R.E.M. and director Stephen Frears attend The Cinema Society & Altoids screening of 'Tamara Drewe' at the Crosby Street Hotel on September 27, 2010 in New York City.
    • R.E.M. - NEW YORK - DECEMBER 07:  Singer Michael Stipe of R.E.M. attends the premiere of 'The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus' at the Crosby Street Hotel on December 7, 2009 in New York City.

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    • The Baseball Project - Monument Park

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    Who's on third?

    The Baseball Project's third album 3rd will be released March 25 on Yep Roc Records.

    They are swinging for the fences. Thanks, we'll be here all week.

    The record features 17 swings at the national pastime with subjects including Babe Ruth, Hank Aaron and some of the true characters of the game such as once-beloved fallen star of the Mets and Phillies known as Lenny Dykstra, and acid-tripping pitcher Dock Ellis, this time recounting his attempt to bean every player in the Reds lineup.

    Ooh, it's the seedy side of baseball. We like!

    Background intel: The Baseball Project formed in 2007 by Scott McCaughey (Young Fresh Fellows, The Minus 5, R.E.M.) and Steve Wynn (The Dream Syndicate, Steve Wynn & the Miracle 3).

    The endeavor began as a way for a couple of fans with a shared musical vision to pay tribute to our national pastime. Since then, The Baseball Project has blossomed into a full-fledged, much-loved band in its own right.

    Zuzu's Petals/Steve Wynn drummer Linda Pitmon and R.E.M.'s Peter Buck and Mike Mills fill out the official roster of The Baseball Project, an all-star squad whose following and creativity has grown steadily with each release and tour.

    Track Listing:

    Stats
    From Nails to Thumbtacks
    ¡Hola America!
    13
    The Day Dock Went Hunting Heads
    To the Veteran Committee
    Monument Park
    Box Scores
    They Don't Know Henry
    The Babe
    They Are the Oakland A's
    Pascual on the Perimeter
    The Baseball Card Song
    Extra Inning of Love
    Larry Yount
    A Boy Named Cy
    The Played Baseball
    Take Me Out To The Ballgame

    The Baseball Project - Don't Call Them Twinkies

    What song title is your fave? Which baseball team do you love, support and follow, win or lose?

    —Maggie Pannacione
    02.20.14



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    Tags: The Baseball Project, The Minus 5, R.E.M., Scott McCaughey, The Dream Syndicate, Steve Wynn & the Miracle 3, Zuzu's Petals, Linda Pitmon, Peter Buck, Mike Mills, Steve Wynn

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