Ryan Adams announces new album
Fans of Ryan Adams rejoice. The singer-songwriter has finally announced the release of his new album via Pax AM/Blue Note.
The upcoming self-titled disc, which will be Adams' first full-length release since 2011's "Ashes and Fire," will reportedly bow on September 9, 2014. Prior to the date, Adams will also be offering a 7" vinyl of a few of those songs, including the lead single "Gimme Something Good" and "Total Knockout."
The one comparison Adams doesn't want you to make when you hear the new disc? Anything with the word 'country' in the description. Despite the fact that he's previously named legends like the late George Jones and Merle Haggard as early influences, Adams recently wrote on his blog that he can't stand country music.
"I hate HATE country music. Always have," Adams wrote. "I 'reference' it when I make music that sounds like that, the way a director would use water as a backdrop for a scene with a shark in it. But I cannot stand country music one bit."
Adams' new record will likely contained blues-tinged, post-college rock that his fans have come to know and love. They can also possibly hear a bit of Adams' influence in Fall Out Boy's latest project, as Adams directed several recording sessions for a handful of songs (including "Love Sex Death").
Adams' upcoming tour dates include stops at the State Theatre in Portland, ME (July 22), the Newport Folk Festival in Rhode Island (7/25), and the XPONential Music Festival at Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, NJ (7/26).
Alt-Country = Critical Praise for Bryan Adams (Updated November 5, 2012)
For an artist who cites George Jones, Merle Haggard and Johnny Cash among his influences, Ryan Adams didn't exactly embrace the sounds of country music when he set out to launch his career. Instead, Adams turned to punk rock and electric guitars in his teens, and has thrived as an alt-country singer/songwriter who has won legions of fans and endless critical praise.
Taking anything but a traditional path, Adams spent ample time in his early career fronting bands like The Patty Duke Syndrome and Whiskeytown. The former was strictly a punk band, while the latter had a country-pop sound and held a name that was regional slang for 'getting drunk.' The band had three albums, the last of which was recorded in 1999.It was at that point the project was shelved and Whiskeytown broke up, leaving Adams the opportunity to pursue a solo career.
Adams rolled out his first album, "Heartbreaker," in 2000. He landed country legend Emmylou Harris to add background vocals on "Oh My Sweet Carolina," but even with big-name talent involved, sales were low. Instead, Adams became part of pop culture lore when in 2001 he recorded the single "New York, New York" in front of the city's skyline just four days before the September 11th attacks. The video became Adam's breakthrough, as it was heavily rotated on MTV, VH1 and in the mainstream media.
Label disputes put the brakes on Adams' success through 2004, and the following year he joined with backing band The Cardinals. The group produced two albums, though Adams continued to record independently. He also produced Willie Nelson's album "Songbird," returned to hard rock under the moniker Sleazy Handshake, and most recently completed a European tour. On June 18, 2012, Adams also released a live box set chronicling his return to live performances, entitled "Life After Deaf."
Ryan Adams to Play Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival
How many things in this world are free and worth attending? Not many, that’s for sure, and not many festivals, especially since Virgin FreeFest seems to be dead. Now in its 14th year, the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival is coming back to San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park from October 3 to 5, and, as usual,…Read more
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