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Justin Townes Earle: Hear new track: new album is released and UK tour starts this week

January 13, 2015

ImageProxyJUSTIN TOWNES EARLE

NEW ALBUM ‘ABSENT FATHERS’ OUT ON JANUARY 12th ON LOOSE MUSIC
HEAR NEW TRACK 
 
UK AND EUROPEAN TOUR STARTS THIS WEEK
“Long streak of blue coutry brilliance” – Album of the Month
MOJO
“A very fine record”
UNCUT
 
“Whatever category you might inhabit, Justin Townes Earle has something here you need to hear.”
AMERICAN SONGWRITER
“ No longer needing to beg for attention, he’s built a career that’s brought him critical acclaim and a well-deserved reputation for consistent artistic integrity.”
NO DEPRESSION

“Justin’s songcraft is fast maturing and this is a concise exercise in laying emotions bare.”
THE SUN

“…mov[ing] between evocative portraits of places set in knotty emotional frames, prickly confessions of destructive patterns, and melancholic eloquence in the wake of short-lived love affairs.”
NPR

Fresh off the success of his recently released album, Single Mothers, Justin Townes Earle releases the companion album Absent Fathers next week, on January 12, 2015.
You can now hear a new album track, ‘Looking for a Place to Land’, here:

Also comprised of 10 tracks, Absent Fathers was recorded alongside Single Mothers as a double album, but as Justin began to sequence it, he felt each half needed to make its own statement and they took on their own identities. A complete track list can be found below.

Single Mothers was released in September 2014 via Loose Music and, combined with Absent Fathers, the double album perfectly showcases exactly why Justin Townes Earle is considered a forefather of Contemporary Americana. Hailed as an album that’s “showing the world that alt-country can be pretty dope,” (Noisey/Vice), Single Mothers has had great radio success, with plays across the BBC.

The albums were recorded live with his four-piece touring band with only days of rehearsal leading up to recording to keep the ideas fresh. No overdubs, no other singers, no additional players – just a real, heartfelt performance capturing the moment. In fact, his songs “Picture in a Drawer’ and ‘It’s Cold in This House’ are only Justin, his guitar and his pedal steel player Paul Niehaus.

A specially packaged double vinyl LP containing both albums – Single Mothers and Absent Fathers  – is also available to pre-order.
Justin Townes Earle is about to embark in UK and Europe tour next week, with support by label mate Andrew Combs.
Full dates:

17 Jan    GLASGOW, 02 ABC (Celtic Connections)
18 Jan    GATESHEAD, Caedmon Hall
19 Jan    MANCHESTER, Band on the Wall

21 Jan    OSLO, John Dee
23 Jan    STOCKHOLM, Sodra Teatern
24 Jan    GOTHENBURG, Pustervik
25 Jan    MALMO, KB
26 Jan    BERLIN, Grüner Salon
28 Jan    HAMBURG, Nochtspeicher
29 Jan    AMSTERDAM, Paradiso
30 Jan    GRONINGEN, Oosterpoort
31 Jan    ROTTERDAM, Rotown
01 Feb    UTRECHT, Tivoli Vredenburg
03 Feb    LEEDS, Brudenell Social Club

04 Feb    NOTTINGHAM, Glee Club
05 Feb    BRISTOL, The Tunnels
06 Feb    LONDON, Union Chapel – SOLD OUT

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