Tuesday, June 23, 2009

New Music News: Pete Yorn Releases "Back & Fourth" Today (Plus Tour Dates Announced)

Fourth Album Debuts Today:
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"Don't Wanna Cry"

Tour Announcement & Dates
(From Columbia Records)

"Backed by his new band - a well-credentialed group of musicians including guitarist Jonny Polonsky who also played on the album, Joey Kennedy on keys, Scott Seiver on drums, Mark Noseworthy and Zak Schaffer on guitar - Yorn will preview the tour with a special album release show at the Roxy in LA on June 24. Tour highlights include multiple nights at LA’s Henry Fonda Theatre, NYC’s Webster Hall, and Chicago’s Park West.

"Pete Yorn is currently on the road with Coldplay, through June 4. His first album in three years, Back and Fourth, marks a bold new chapter for Yorn, who recorded in Omaha, NE , with producer Mike Mogis (Bright Eyes, Rilo Kiley). Columbia 's Co-Chairman Rick Rubin also helped guide the project. The result is Yorn’s most personal statement to date."

July 09 San Diego, CA - House of Blues
July 10 Anaheim, CA - House of Blues
July 11 Tucson, AZ -Rialto Theatre
July 13 Austin, TX -La Zona Rosa
July 14 Houston, TX - Meridian
July 16 Nashville, TN - Cannery Ballroom
July 17 Atlanta, GA - CW Center Stage
July 20 Washington, DC - 930 Club
July 21 Baltimore, MD - Ram's Head
July 25 Philadelphia, PA - XPN Radio Show - Wiggins Waterfront Park
July 26 Boston, MA - House of Blues
July 28 New York, NY - Webster Hall
July 29 New York, NY – Webster Hall
August 02 Pontiac, MI – Clutch Cargos
August 03 Chicago, IL - Park West
August 04 Chicago, IL - Park West
August 07 Kansas City, KS - Harrah's Voodoo Lounge
August 08 Council Bluffs, IA - Whiskey Roadhouse at Horseshoe Casino
August 09 St. Louis, MO - Pageant
August 12 Minneapolis, MN Fine Line Music Cafe
August 13 Minneapolis, MN Fine Line Music Cafe
August 15 Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre
August 16 Salt Lake City, UT - Murray Theater
August 21 Vancouver, BC - Venue
August 22 Portland, OR - Roseland Theater
August 24 San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
August 27 Los Angeles, CA - Henry Fonda Theatre
August 28 Los Angeles , CA - Henry Fonda Theatre

About Back & Fourth
(From Columbia)

"Back and Fourth follows Yorn’s first three albums, which he considers a trilogy, and is his first album in three years. The songs on Back and Fourth range from lilting mandolin lullabies to bracing anthems. But there’s a thread running through the album - an organic feel to the arrangements, a careful pacing to the sequence, a penetrating truth to the stories - that’s unmatched by anything else in Yorn’s catalogue.

"Back and Fourth sounds like no other Pete Yorn record because it was made like no other Pete Yorn record. For the first time, Yorn wrote lyrics before composing melodies, resulting in his most personal songs to date. While Yorn played virtually all the instruments on his first three albums, he assembled a top shelf band for Back and Fourth, including drummer Joey Waronker (Beck), pianist/arranger Nate Wolcott (Bright Eyes, The Faint, Rilo Kiley), guitarist Jonny Polonsky, bassist Joe Karnes (John Cale), and backing vocalist Orenda Fink (Azure Ray).

“That’s the essential approach to the new album,” says Yorn. “I wanted to share my songs with a group of players who I respected, and then share the experience of recording them together as a group.”
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