Sturgill Simpson’s latest album, Metamodern Sounds In Country Music, which continues to receive overwhelming acclaim (iTunes, Amazon, Bandcamp). In support of the release, Simpson and his band—bassist Kevin Black, guitarist Laur Joamets and drummer Miles Miller—will continue their sold-out nationwide tour this fall/winter, including newly announced 2015 headlining dates.
Of Metamodern Sounds in Country Music, Rolling Stone heralds, “Sounds Like: Merle Haggard with a stack of books on cosmology and metaphysics,” while Garden & Gun praises, “Metamodern is what country music should sound like.” Moreover, The Washington Post calls him, “Country music’s most exciting new outsider” and The Wall Street Journal describes, “the album salts old-school country, bluegrass and gospel sounds with hints of psychedelia and even electronica—although fans of his authentic-country cred aren’t likely to be disappointed.” Additionally, NPR Music recently premiered his music videos for “The Promise” and “Turtles All The Way Down.”
Produced once again by friend and trusted collaborator Dave Cobb (Jason Isbell, Lindi Ortega, Jamey Johnson), Metamodern Sounds In Country Music was recorded live-to-tape at Nashville’s LCS studio over four days in late 2013. Of the album, Simpson comments, “Myriad worldly offerings—religion, drugs, and more—all claim to be the omnipotent universal truth, but in my experience, love is the only certainty. That’s what this record is about.”
Simpson’s portrait on the album cover was designed by friend and painter Jason Seiler, who is perhaps best known for illustrating Pope Francis for TIME’s 2013 “Person of the Year” issue in addition to contributing art to publications such as The New York Times, Rolling Stone and The Wall Street Journal.
The tour will be passing through the Midwest in the near future. Simpson and his band are slated to play The Vogue Theatre in Indianapolis on Dec. 7. In 2015, the group will play The Magic Stick in Detroit, Mich., on Feb. 5, 2015, and The Stache in Grand Rapids, Mich., on Feb. 6. For tickets or more information, visit sturgillsimpson.com.
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