June 7, 2017
CELEBRATED SONGWRITER ANDERS PARKER SET TO RELEASE THE MAN WHO FELL FROM EARTH ON APRIL 14TH RELIX PREMIERES NEW TRACK, “I DON’T DO THAT ANYMORE” DATES WITH SON VOLT SLATED THROUGH MID-APRIL
Brooklyn, NY: Anders Parker, versatile songwriter/guitarist/singer/multi-instrumentalist/collaborator announces the release of his eighth solo album, The Man Who Fell From Earth on April 14th on his own label, Recorded & Freed.
While the new record takes some cues from past/recent efforts, 2014’s There’s A Blue Bird In My Heart, Anders Parker (2006) and 2004’s Tell It To The Dust, among others, Parker forges some palpable new ground. Plaintive and heartfelt balladry such as that heard on songs like “I Don’t Do That Anymore,” premiered with Relix this past Friday, the more upbeat Townshend-esque, “High Flying Bird,” and the languid title track, among others, are augmented with artful orchestration of pedal steel and a string trio. Lyrics are dark and yearning, hopeful, sardonic, complex and abundantly human. Halfway through, the listener knows they’re experiencing a classic album.
As if the 8 albums that bear his name aren’t enough to define Parker’s output as ‘prolific,’ releases scattered throughout a 20 year history drive the point home, reaching back to lo-fi origins in Portland, OR that spawned the now-legendary indie rock outfit Varnaline, 5 albums thick, as well as acclaimed recordings from Space Needle, Anders & Kendall (with Kendall Meade, Juicy/Sparklehorse, etc) and projects like Gob Iron, a collection of traditional folk songs rendered with Jay Farrar from Son Volt, with whom Anders is set to tour this spring, (see dates below).
Parker and Farrar, along with Jim James and Will Johnson, also collaborated on New Multitudes in 2012, a project to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Woody Guthrie’s birth, with music set to Guthrie lyrics.
Tour Dates w/Son Volt:
3/28 Knuckleheads Saloon Kansas City, MO
3/29 First Avenue Minneapolis, MN
3/30 Majestic Theatre Madison, WI
3/31 Turner Ballroom Milwaukee, WI
4/1 Thalia Hall Chicago, IL
4/2 The Ark Ann Arbor, MI
4/4 Mr. Small’s Pittsburgh, PA
4/5 Ardmore Music Hall Ardmore, PA
4/6 Paradise Boston, MA
4/7 Bowery Ballroom New York, NY
4/8 Rough Trade Brooklyn, NY
4/9 Tarrytown Music Hall Tarrytown, NY
4/11 9:30 Club Washington, DC
4/12 Harvester Performance Rocky Mount, VA
4/13 Thirty One West Newark, OH
4/14 Southgate House Cincinnati, OH
4/15 Headliner’s Louisville, KY
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