Back in May, los grillos was happy to relate the news that Merge Records is set to release Our Blood, Richard Buckner’s long-awaited follow up to 2006’s Meadow, on August 2, and even happier to hear the album’s advance single, “Traitor,” which promises that Our Blood will be worth the wait. Now that the wait is almost over, NPR, courtesy of Merge, is streaming the album in its entirety until its release. An initial listen reveals that with this album Buckner continues to blend his country roots and pop sensibilities with his more experimental urges, providing a deeply layered musical foundation for his distinctive baritone and darkly poetic lyrics. Check it out at NPR Music, and let us know what you think.
Our Blood is out August 2 via Merge Records. Check it out here (where it’s currently available for pre-order on cd and lp).
And here, once again, is lead-off track “Traitor,” which is available to download for free via RCRD LBL…
Buckner has some tour dates coming up in support of the album. Catch him live if you can…
07/28. Cincinnati, OH. MOTR Pub FREE!
07/29. Chicago, IL. Schubas Tavern
07/30. Milwaukee, WI. WMSE 3rd Annual Radio Summer Camp Music Festival
07/31. Minneapolis, MN. Triple Rock Social Club
08/16. Los Angeles, CA. Bootleg Theater w/ David Kilgour
08/17. San Francisco, CA. Great American Music Hall w/ David Kilgour
08/19. Portland, OR. Bunk Bar w/ David Kilgour
08/20. Seattle, WA. The Triple Door
08/23. Atlanta, GA. Smith’s Olde Bar w/ David Kilgour
08/24. Carrboro, NC. The Arts Center w/ David Kilgour
08/25. Arlington, VA. IOTA Club & Cafe w/ David Kilgour
08/27. Brooklyn, NY. The Bell House w/ David Kilgour
08/28. Boston, MA. Brighton Music Hall w/ David Kilgour
09/9. Big Indian, NY. Truck Festival
09/10. Big Indian, NY. Truck Festival
09/11. Big Indian, NY. Truck Festival