Pete Yorn Releases Fifth Solo Disc on Sept. 28th (Vagrant) // Show at Bowery Ballroom on Oct. 5th ~ BrooklynRocks: NYC Music Blog

Friday, September 03, 2010

Pete Yorn Releases Fifth Solo Disc on Sept. 28th (Vagrant) // Show at Bowery Ballroom on Oct. 5th

DOWNLOAD: Pete Yorn - "Velcro Shoes"
DOWNLOAD: Pete Yorn - "Precious Stone"

(Photo by Jim Wright)

Pete Yorn has his fifth solo studio effort and Vagrant Records debut coming out on September 28th. The forthcoming album departs from the baroque orchestrations of his critically acclaimed previous work to expose a beating rock ‘n’ roll heart. Much of the eponymous album’s remarkable raw power comes courtesy of producer Frank Black, who in 2008 invited Yorn up to a Salem, Oregon studio for some spontaneous sessions. The result is exuberant and edgy, with songs like “The Chase” and the album-opening “Precious Stone” ringing out loud and strong with chiming guitars, soaring harmonies, and Yorn’s soul-wrenchingly wrecked vocals.

“Frank Black is one of my heroes,” Yorn says, “I grew up a big fan of his work, so I was like, ‘Well, I’ve gotta do that.’ I just felt there was no way I could not take advantage of the opportunity.”

When asked about producing the album, here's what Black Francis had to say: "we headed down a path of realization I stripped Pete down a whole bunch. We battled in the best sort of way. I tried to get the session into a fearless and raw place, and to his artistic credit Pete took his songwriting to a fearless and raw place. This listener will find his or herself sitting right next to Pete on the couch. And the record totally rocks out."

The show at Bowery Ballroom is sold out but there are plenty of tickets on eBay so you can probably pick up tickets for close to face value closer to the day of show.

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