Kasey Anderson latest album “Nowhere Nights” is due out in February of next year, but if you’re impatient like me you can get yourself an advance copy of the album from here, by ordering now you get a limited edition signed copy of the double vinyl release and instant access to the download too.
Kasey Anderson’s latest full length release, Nowhere Nights , is filled with the same brand of evocative, literate lyricism that marked the gifted songwriter’s critically-lauded albums, Dead Roses and The Reckoning – earning Anderson widespread praise from the likes of Paste, No Depression, The Onion A/V Club and many others – but after surveying the decaying American social and political landscape, Anderson has turned his gaze inward to focus on a more familiar subject: himself. Official press release
So is it any good? Well 2009 is turning into a vintage year for releases in my book and this album would be right up there with Earle, Molina, Farrar and Tweedy’s efforts, but as the “official” release date is Feb ’10 it will have to take on the contenders for next years number one – it definitely sets a standard.
When Kasey delivers the line ” when I die you can scatter my ashes anywhere but here” in the seven minute plus personal opus “Real Gone” which closes the album, you know he means it, the record is the real deal, whether you’re foot tapping to “Sooner/Later”, rockin’ out to “Torn Apart”, banging out the chorus to “All Lit Up” or empathising with Kasey on “Leavin’ Kind” and “From Now On”.
The album also includes the poignant “I Was a Photograph” which Kasey guest posted about on NineBullets back in July.
You can listen to a couple of the tracks from the album at Kasey’s website, where you should check out Kasey’s back catalogue too www.kaseyanderson.com,
Red River Records also have an nice assortment of Kasey’s music for your listening pleasure including “All Lit Up” from the new record.
The “Nowhere Nights” album follows Kasey’s recent “covers” album ” Way Out West” released in May of this year which includes a brilliant version of Marah’s “Round Eye Blues” as well as some great re-interpretations of tracks from Johnny Cash, Townes van Zandt, Tom Petty, Arcade Fire and Tom Waits’ “Walls”