John Vanderslice announced the release of a new album entitled Romanian Names, being released via Dead Oceans on May 19th. The press release also claims that it’s his best record yet. More about the album:
The album is subtle and lush, with a lyrical approach less concerned with narrative and cohesion than previous JV records, leading to a new tone that feels self-assured, natural, and unafraid. The results come in the way of killer sing-along choruses, memorable and punchy hooks, and knock-out atmospherics.
Here is the first mp3 released.
Upcoming tour dates:
5/17/09 Merced, CA‚ – The Partisan
5/19/09 San Francisco, CA‚ – The Rickshaw
5/21/09 Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
5/22/09 Seattle, WA – Easy Street
5/24/09 George, WA – Sasquatch!
5/27/09 Provo, UT – Velour
5/28/09 Salt Lake City,‚ UT – Kilby Court
5/29/09 Denver, CO – Hi-Dive
5/30/09 Omaha, NE – Slowdown Jr
6/06/09 Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle
6/09/09 Pittsburgh, PA – The Warhol Museum
6/12/09 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williambsurg