Justin Townes Earle
(November 19, 2014)- Fresh off the success of his recently released album, Single Mothers, Justin Townes Earle announced the companion album Absent Fathers to be released January 13, 2015. 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 on September 9, 2014 via Vagrant Records 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, peaking at #2 on Americana radio charts, #18 on Non-Comm.
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.
Today, pre-order the album on iTunes and get an instant download the first single off Absent Fathers, entitled “Call Ya Momma”: http://smarturl.it/absentfathers Fans can stream the track here: https://soundcloud.com/justintownesearle/call-ya-momma/s-ZJeBx
Justin is currently on tour in the states. Expect more touring news to come.
Absent Fathers Track List
Farther From Me
Least I Got The Blues
Call Ya Momma
Day and Night
Round the Bend
When the One You Love Loses Faith
Someone Will Pay
Looking For A Place To Land