Having conquered the alternative rock world with multi-platinum selling albums
and unforgettable singles such as “These Are Days,” 10,000 Maniacs are about to
release the most ambitious album of their career, a full-length collection of
traditional British Isles folk songs, titled ‘Twice Told Tales’, newly interpreted by the band whose organic, neo-folk
sound has influenced countless others. The official street date for the album is
April 28 and will be made available on both CD as well as a special 180-gram 12”
vinyl format from Cleopatra Records!
Founding member and
keyboardist Dennis Drew explains the germination of the project, “Folk music of
all types has been a strong influence on the band. One of the songs on the new
record ‘Do You Love An Apple’ has been in our repertoire for 30 years. We’ve
also recorded Carter family songs and other American, Irish and British Folk
music in the past.” With that experience under wing, the group set out to create
an entire album’s worth of modern versions of traditional British folk classics
that would fit right alongside the rest of the 10,000 Maniacs’ body of work.
“These are timeless melodies,” Drew continues, “Some songs are funny, some are
heartbreaking. Most are 100, 200, 300 years old. It’s crazy how they can be
turned into 21st century pop songs!”
For a taste of what fans
have in store, the band is streaming one full song from the new album, a
delightful Irish rhyme “Misty Moisty Morning,” on Soundcloud.
Listen here: https://soundcloud.com/cleopatra-recs/05-misty-moisty-morning/
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