Dustin Kensrue Enters the Studio to Record New Solo Album
Singer, songwriter and guitarist Dustin Kensrue has entered the studio and is currently recording the long anticipated follow-up to his 2007 solo debut, Please Come Home. The new album is expected to be released next spring on Staple Records/Vagrant Records. Kensrue, known for his dynamic solo performances and as frontman for Southern California rock band Thrice, is engineering and producing the record on his own.
“Recording right now is for me the end of a long distilling process,” said Kensrue. “I always have bits and pieces of songs that are bouncing around in my head. I usually record them and listen back later, and most of the time I can’t remember why I even bothered to record them in the first place. But then there are the tunes that stick – the ones I find running over and over through my head, demanding to be finished. Begging for a home. The most persistent of these tunes from the past 8 years are what I’m busy recording right now, and there’s nothing I’d rather be doing.”
On November 26th, Kensrue will be performing at the 5th annual Thanksgiving concert, The Stuffing, in Atlanta, Georgia with Manchester Orchestra and O’Brother and more. Following that, the 2014 edition of the ‘Where’s The Band?’ tour will kick off in mid-December. All dates and ticket links can be found HERE.
Kensrue has also recently been confirmed to perform at the 2015 South By Southwest Music and Media Festival in Austin, Texas next March.
Dustin Kensrue's "This Good Night Is Still Everywhere" is Available Now Digitally and on Limited Edition Colored Vinyl!
Click HERE to head to iTunes to purchase "This Good Night Is Still Everywhere" and click HERE to head to the Vagrant Store to purchase the album on limited edition green or red vinyl!
THE VINYL EDITION features two bonus tracks and is hand numbered and limited to 1,000 copies total (500 green and 500 red). The vinyl also features brand new artwork and liner notes with track descriptions written by Dustin himself, as well as a digital download card.
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Dustin Kensrue's This Good Night Is Still Everywhere to be released on limited edition vinyl!
Where's The Band? tour dates announced!
Dustin Kensrue’s Christmas music album, This Good Night Is Still Everywhere, will be released for the first time on limited edition vinyl on November 9 through Vagrant Records. The solo, mostly –acoustic collection was originally issued as a digital-only release in 2008. This new vinyl edition features two bonus tracks, including a cover of mewithoutYou’s “A Stick, A Carrot & String.” For fans that previously purchased the digital album, the two additional songs will be available for individual download at all digital retailers.
Only 1,000 hand-numbered pieces of vinyl will be pressed and will be split in two colorways - 500 red and 500 green. The package features brand new artwork and liner notes with track descriptions written by Dustin himself and will include a digital download card.
Kensrue, who is also vocalist and guitarist for Southern California’s Thrice, wrote, recorded, and produced This Good Night Is Still Everywhere, while mixing duties were handled by Thrice guitarist Teppei Teranishi.
It was also announced today that Kensrue will once again be joining Matt Pryor (The Get Up Kids, The New Amsterdams), Chris Conley (Saves The Day, Two Tongues) and Anthony Raneri (Bayside) for another Where’s The Band? tour on the east coast in December (see dates below). For additional info and ticket information for the tour, check out myspace.com/wheresthebandtour.
This Good Night Is Still Everywhere track listing:
1. Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
2. Christmas Blues
3. Blue Christmas
4. Fairytale of New York
5. This Good Night Is Still Everywhere
6. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
7. Come, O Come, Emmanuel
8. God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen
9. Holy Night
10. This Is War
11. A Stick, A Carrot & String
12. Oh Come, All Ye Faithful
Where’s The Band? dates:
12/08 – Cambridge, MA @ Middle East
12/09 – Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
12/10 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero
12/11 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
12/12 – New York, NY @ Highline Ballroom