The Baseball Project Readies Third Album
Thu, 20 Feb 2014 11:56:45
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.
From Nails to Thumbtacks
The Day Dock Went Hunting Heads
To the Veteran Committee
They Don't Know Henry
They Are the Oakland A's
Pascual on the Perimeter
The Baseball Card Song
Extra Inning of Love
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?