(Photo by Nicole C. Kibert)
*Exclusive stream via Noisey of the title track, featuring Craig Finn and Steve Selvidge of The Hold Steady
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“Cory Branan is one of my favorite songwriters working today. He writes beautiful melodies, heartbreaking phrases, and very smart lyrics. This is the kind of record that makes you hit pause every so often to process what the crazy bastard just said. Brilliant stuff.”
– JASON ISBELL
“Simply one of the best unsung songwriters out there; his stuff is about as close to perfect as you can get, and it mystifies me why he’s not a household name.”
– FRANK TURNER
Cory Branan is releasing a new album The No-Hit Wonder on August 19 via Bloodshot Records. The forthcoming release will be his fourth album, and second with Bloodshot, following the critically acclaimed MUTT in 2012.
Noisey/VICE announced the album release and launched the title track “The No-Hit Wonder” (which features Craig Finn and Steve Selvidge of the Hold Steady), saying “There’s no question that the guy can write the absolute hell out of a song.” We couldn’t agree more.
For The No-Hit Wonder Branan called on a who’s who cast of heroes and no-hit-wonder peers to flash up the proceedings. Finn and Selvidge of the Hold Steady, Jason Isbell, Caitlin Rose and Austin Lucas (“All the Rivers in Colorado”), and Tim Easton (“Sour Mash”) all lend their voices to the cause, while some of Nashville’s finest players – Audley Freed (The Black Crowes), John Radford (Justin Townes Earle, Luella and The Sun), Sadler Vaden (The 400 Unit, Drivin and Cryin), and Robbie “The Man of Steel” Turner (Waylon Jennings, Charlie Rich) – hammer the damn thing home.
In support of the new album, Branan has also announced a handful of late summer/early fall dates, including an album-release show in his hometown Nashville, TN at the High Watt. More dates will be announced soon, but here’s the current list:
7/04 Fitzgerald’s, Berwyn, IL (American Music Festival)
8/23 High Watt, Nashville, TN (Album Release Show)
9/5 Lola’s, Fort Worth, TX
9/6 Mohawk (inside), Austin, TX
9/9 Rudyard’s, Houston, TX
9/10 Mud & Water, Baton Rouge, LA
9/11 Beatnik, New Orleans LA
9/24 The Bottletree, Birmingham, AL
9/25 Caledonia, Athens, GA
9/26 The Milestone, Charlotte, NC
9/27 The Camel, Richmond, VA
10/1 Mercury Lounge, New York City, NY
10/2 Atwoods Tavern, Cambridge, MA
10/10 Schuba’s, Chicago, IL
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