Colter Wall’s “Songs of the Plains” now streaming at Vice’s Noisey

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COLTER WALL’S SONGS OF THE PLAINS NOW STREAMING AT VICE’S NOISEY
NEW ALBUM OUT THIS FRIDAY
EXTENSIVE HEADLINE TOUR CONFIRMED
SONGS OF THE
PLAINS
 IS A
HEARTBROKEN
TRIUMPH”
“AMONG THE MOSTREFLECTIVE YOUNG COUNTRY SINGERS OF HIS GENERATION”
Colter Wall’s highly anticipated new album, Songs of the Plains, is now streaming in full at Vice’s Noisey. Listen/share HERE. Of the album, Noisey praises, “…Songs of the Plains is a heartbroken triumph, a statement suggesting that all that’s missing is perhaps not forever lost. It’s a healthy reminder, because it sure is nice to close your eyes and feel the tall grass of the plains beneath your feet, even if it’s just for eleven songs.” Out this Friday, October 12, on Young Mary’s Record Co. via Thirty Tigers, Songs of the Plains is now available for pre-order.
Recorded at Nashville’s RCA Studio A with Grammy Award-winning producer Dave Cobb, the album features eleven songs including seven original songs written by Wall, versions of Billy Don Burns’ “Wild Dogs” and Wilf Carter’s “Calgary Round-Up,” as well as two cowboy traditionals. Each digital pre-order comes with an immediate download of four album tracks: “Thinkin’ on a Woman,” “Saskatchewan in 1881,” “Calgary Round-Up” and “Plain to See Plainsman,” which was released over the summer. Of the song, Rolling Stonedeclares, “…Colter Wall delivers this classic-minded cowboy song in a leathery, lived-in baritone. There’s some soft percussion and honking harmonica tossed into the mix, too, but Wall’s voice is the biggest attraction here, sounding less like the croon of a Canadian-born Millennial and more like Roger Miller after a long night of drinking.” Additionally, of album track “Saskatchewan in 1881,” Brooklyn Vegan praises, “…more evidence of the 23-year-old’s ability to channel the greats of ’70s outlaw country so genuinely that he sounds like he could’ve been one of their peers,” while Wide Open Country describes, “…it’s a fingerpicking blue-collar blues number. His deep baritone grizzle echoes out with a commanding presence.”
Of the album, Wall comments, “One thing I’ve noticed over the last few years, in the United States and playing in Europe, is that people all over the world really don’t know much about Canada at all…When you talk about Saskatchewan, people really have no idea. Part of it is because there are so few people there. It’s an empty place—it makes sense that people don’t know much about it. But that’s my home, so naturally I’m passionate about it. With this record, I really wanted people to look at our Western heritage and our culture.”
In addition to Wall (vocals, acoustic guitar), the album also features Cobb (acoustic guitar on “Tying Knots in the Devil’s Tail”), Lloyd Green (pedal steel), Chris Powell (drums, spoons), Jason Simpson (bass), Mickey Raphael (harmonica), Blake Berglund (vocals) and Corb Lund (vocals).
The Saskatchewan native will tour extensively this fall in celebration of the release with headline shows at New York’s Irving Plaza, Nashville’s The Basement East (two nights), Washington D.C.’s 9:30 Club, Seattle’s Showbox @ The Market and Atlanta’s Variety Playhouse among many others. Tickets are on sale now. See below for complete details.
Photo credit: Little Jack Films
The release of Songs of the Plains follows a breakthrough year for the Canadian artist, whose self-titled debut album was released last May to widespread critical acclaim. The album entered the Billboard charts at #2 on “Top New Artist Albums” as well as #6 on the “Americana/Folk Albums” chart, #11 on the “Independent Current Albums” chart and #14 on the “Current Country Albums” chart. Additionally, it landed on several “Best of 2017” lists including Rolling Stone, Paste, Stereogum, The Boston Globe and UPROXX, who praised, “…this self-titled slow burner is surprisingly fresh, full of existential dread and gorgeous, meandering melodies that occasionally whip themselves up into frenzies. For all your friends who declare pop has cannibalized country, play Colter Wall for them, and watch them slip back into the outlaw past with glee.” Moreover, The New Yorker declared, “Wall is among the most reflective young country singers of his generation… His ace in the hole is his showstopping voice: a resonant, husky baritone, wounded and vulnerable.”
SONGS OF THE PLAINS TRACK LIST:
1. “Plain to See Plainsman” (written by Colter Wall)
2. “Saskatchewan In 1881” (written by Colter Wall)
3. “John Beyers (Camaro Song)” (written by Colter Wall)
4. “Wild Dogs” (written by Billy Don Burns)
5. “Calgary Round-Up” (written by Wilf Carter)
6. “Night Herding Song” (Cowboy Traditional)
7. “Wild Bill Hickok” (written by Colter Wall)
8. “The Trains are Gone” (written by Colter Wall)
9. “Thinkin’ on a Woman” (written by Colter Wall)
10. “Manitoba Man” (written by Colter Wall)
11. “Tying Knots in the Devil’s Tail” (Cowboy Traditional)
COLTER WALL CONFIRMED TOUR DATES
October 10—Swift Current, Canada—Living Sky Casino (SOLD OUT)
October 12—Saskatoon, Saskatchewan—O’Brian’s Event Centre
October 13—Saskatoon, Saskatchewan—O’Brian’s Event Centre (SOLD OUT)
October 16—Regina, Saskatchewan—Conexus Convention Hall
October 18—Edmonton, Alberta—Union Hall
October 19—Calgary, Alberta—Macewan Hall Ballroom
October 21—Missoula, MT—Top Hat (SOLD OUT)
October 22—Bozeman, MT—The Rialto (SOLD OUT)
October 23—Billings, MT—Pub Station Taproom
October 25—Omaha, NE—The Waiting Room
October 26—Des Moines, IA—Woolys
October 27—Maquoketa, IA—Codfish Hollow Barn (SOLD OUT)
October 28—Detroit, MI—Majestic Theatre
October 30—Columbus, OH—A&R Music Bar
October 31—Pittsburgh, PA—Club AE
November 2—Somerville, MA—Somerville Theater
November 3—South Burlington, VT—Higher Ground Ballroom
November 5—New York, NY—Irving Plaza
November 8—Charlotte, NC—Neighborhood Theatre
November 9—Richmond, VA—Richmond Music Hall
November 11—Carrboro, NC—Cats Cradle
November 14—Nashville, TN—The Basement East
November 15—Nashville, TN—The Basement East
November 16—Asheville, NC—The Grey Eagle (SOLD OUT)
November 17—Atlanta, GA—Variety Playhouse
November 18—Charleston, SC—Charleston Music Hall
November 24—Toronto, Ontario—Opera House (SOLD OUT)
November 28—Washington, D.C. —9:30 Club
November 30—Indianapolis, IN—The Vogue
December 1—Madison, WI—Majestic Theatre
December 2—Columbia, MO—The Blue Note
December 6—Dallas, TX—Granada Theater
December 7—Austin, TX—Scoot Inn
December 8—Oklahoma City, OK—Tower Theatre
December 10—Santa Fe, NM—Meow Wolf
December 12—Solana Beach, CA—Belly Up
December 14—Los Angeles, CA—El Rey Theatre
January 19, 2019—Vancouver, British Columbia—Commodore Ballroom
January 20, 2019—Seattle, WA—The Showbox @ The Market
February 15, 2019—Denver, CO—Ogden Theatre

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