Big news. A lot of you know we’ve been working on new music, and I’m thrilled to be able to officially announce our third album and its release date.
The album is called “Dust Among the Stars,” and it will be available January 26th, 2016, with pre-orders
starting tomorrow available now at Amazon and rolling out at different sites over the next few weeks. Check out the cover below:
Tomorrow New Noise Magazine premiered the first track from the album. So stay tuned for that. Until then, feel free to watch our behind-the-scenes videos for a taste of some of the sounds on this record.
In a previous post, I waxed all poetic about the silk-screened posters for The Ghost of John Henry that LA-based artist Mike Estano created. I love when art inspires other art, and having been on the receiving end of so much of that inspiration, I consider it a tremendous compliment when the band is able to provide a similar spark to another artist.
Now, Houston-based painter Melissa Doron has created a new work on canvas inspired by the album, specifically the penultimate track, “John Henry, Part II.” I asked Melissa if she’d be willing to record herself painting the piece, and I’m happy to present the result:
Melissa does some beautiful work, which you can see and/or order at her website. Here are some of my favorites:
And speaking of the Ghost of John Henry posters, we’re running low, so order one before they’re gone. They’re hand-made, limited-run posters, and when they’re gone, that’s all, folks. There are a few white ones, but only one gold one left…
There are moments where life just makes me so tremendously happy and thankful. This is one of those.
Last week, I met with LA-based illustrator Mike Estano, who my wife used to work with. He’s a tremendously talented dude who liked our album “The Ghost of John Henry” and wanted to talk about collaborating on a silk screened poster for it. I don’t know how much “collaboration” really came into it, since I pretty much said “Neat!” and he made this amazing poster
One of the things Mike and I have in common is that the only art we buy these days and display in our homes is handmade, and he hoped to come up with something that would stand alone as a work of art even beyond somebody’s enjoyment/familiarity with the latest album from my band. In my mind, he succeeded well beyond my expectations.
Listen, I made a whole record about John Henry – a story and folk song that has stuck with me since I was about eight years old. One of the themes of the album is that the work of human hands is powerful and meaningful. There is almost nothing that could give me more pleasure then, but to make these amazing posters available to our fans.
These are LIMITED RUN, handmade silk screened posters inspired by the album. They are available on two types of paper, a white edition (21.25″ x 9.25″ in.) that there are 24 of in the world, and a gold edition (22″ x 10″ in.) that there are only six of in the world. Seriously, six. In the world.
They started selling at our most recent gig, and will likely not last long. Grab one while you can.
Buy a white one:
Buy a gold one:
And thank you all for making 2012 such an amazing year. We were recording the album at this time one year ago, and we could not have imagined the response it has received. We continue to be thankful, and extremely humbled. Making art that inspires other art is about the highest form of praise that I can think of.
Cheers. And may 2013 bring you many blessings.