Thursday, 11 September 2014

Art of the Cover - Justin Townes Earle's "Single Mothers" (2014)

A nice playful shot adorns the latest fine collection - the first of a two part concept album, of sorts -  from Steve's boy, Justin Townes Earle.

Entitled Single Mothers, the record was released on September 9th, 2014.

Justin will be on the road in the US throughout September and early October to support the release. 

The companion piece, Absent Fathers, will drop in January

Yap, after two and a half years since his last release, Justin Townes Earle is back and pleased to announce his fifth studio album (and first ever on Vagrant Records).

Single Mothers is comprised of ten tracks that showcase exactly why Justin Townes Earle is considered a forefather of Contemporary Americana. As a recently married, sober man JTE writes from a point of maturity and content we've not seen before on past records. 'One day I just realized it's not cool to die young, and it s even less cool to die after 30', Justin laughs as he reflects on a life past and his new found clarity. What he's created is an album that s raw, honest and personal in a way he hasn't touched upon since his debut EP, Yuma.

Once compared to a man who wears many suits, JTE has experienced more than most, both personally and professionally, in thirty-two short years. Between releasing four full-length-critically-acclaimed albums, constant touring, multiple stints in rehab, being born Steve Earle's son, amicable and not-so-amicable break-ups with record labels, and facing the trials and tribulations of everyday life, it s safe to say JTE has quite the story to tell. Single Mothers serves as the perfect platform for such narrations.


1. Worried Bout The Weather
2. Single Mothers
3. My Baby Drives
4. Today and a Lonely Night
5. Picture in a Drawer
6. Wanna Be a Stranger
7. White Gardenias
8. Time Shows Fools
9. It's Cold in This House
10. Burning Pictures

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