January 19, 2009

Fuel/Friends exclusive: Two new songs from Pete Yorn


Pete Yorn nominated Fuel/Friends this weekend as the virtual digs where you can hear and download his two newest songs! Thanks Pete. He must fondly remember the time I essentially trapped him in a parking lot and made him talk to me for 45 minutes. Nicest guy ever.

“Shotgun” is from Pete’s new full length, produced by Mike Mogis and recorded in Omaha. This is fresh from the mastering lab, and feels both darkly brooding and soaring at the same time.

Shotgun – Pete Yorn

…And “Sans Fear” is a highly winsome tune from the Frank Black (Pixies) produced EP, which was recorded in Salem, Oregon.

Sans Fear – Pete Yorn

It’s been all quiet since the Westerns EP and Nightcrawler full-length, both in 2006. Now we have two new Yorn releases slated for 2009 and touring to follow. I feel good again.

Previously: Yorn’s American Blues, Vol. 1

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  • Sounds really great. Hope the rest of the album follows the same vibe.

    Digging For Days

    Kip — January 19, 2009 @ 5:28 pm

  • Oh my God, I can’t stop listening to “Shotgun.”

    Also I wish I could trap Pete into talking to me for 45 minutes. That’s a neat trick! Can you teach me?

    And finally, the site looks absolutely fantastic, Heather. Love the graphic, the whole thing is slick! Continued good luck to you. :)

    Cara — January 19, 2009 @ 8:18 pm

  • i feel good again, too. new prez, PY touring again, what could be better?!

    ali — January 19, 2009 @ 8:20 pm

  • YES!!! Thank you- can’t wait to listen to these!

    erik — January 19, 2009 @ 9:02 pm

  • wow. diggin the new tunes. what’s this about an 09 tour? do tell more….

    thanks! love the new layout as well.

    Kristen — January 20, 2009 @ 9:36 am

  • Woo-hoo! I was hoping he’d put out an album this year. He hasn’t disappointed yet. Thanks, Heather.

    Robert — January 21, 2009 @ 6:11 pm

  • Both tracks are killer and I can’t wait for all the forthcoming PY action. Very excited! Made my week. Thanks so much!

    Josh — January 22, 2009 @ 3:29 pm

  • [...] Pete Yorn plans to release an LP and EP in 2009. Yorn worked with Pixies’ Frank Black on the EP. Release dates are TBA. You can download a couple of the new tracks at I Am Fuel, You Are Friends. [...]

    Pete Yorn // 2009 - Los Angeles Music Blog — January 23, 2009 @ 8:58 am

  • New tracks are solid. I was just wondering aloud what this guy was up to and this kind of found it’s way to me. Interested in what the rest of the new stuff will sound like.

    Shane L. — January 23, 2009 @ 2:25 pm

  • [...] Near Living Things – Let It Rain M. Ward – Never Had Nobody Like You Matt Wertz – 5:19 Pete Yorn – Shotgun Pistolero – Yellow House The 1900s – Age of Metals The Temper Trap – Sweet [...]

    SquirrelFood.net Music Blog » Blog Archive » Friday Mixtape Volume 304 — January 23, 2009 @ 2:30 pm

  • [...] Near Living Things – Let It Rain M. Ward – Never Had Nobody Like You Matt Wertz – 5:19 Pete Yorn – Shotgun Pistolero – Yellow House The 1900s – Age of Metals The Temper Trap – Sweet [...]

    Deus Ex Machina Publicity | Squirrel Food puts Pistolero’s “Yellow House” on its Friday mixtape — January 25, 2009 @ 4:42 pm

  • Cool! I can’t wait for the tour. I hear Pete’s a very down to earth guy. Thanks Heather!

    Mark D. — January 29, 2009 @ 12:22 pm

  • [...] and “Sans Fear”, which both premiered exclusively on the wonderful I am Fuel, You are Friends blog in January. Along with his new album, Pete will also be appearing on Canadian artist Matthew [...]

    New Pete Yorn Album "Back and Forth" Due in June, plus Video of Pete Covering Springsteen | TheFrontloader.com — June 26, 2009 @ 12:05 am

  • [...] Heather’s phenomenal blog for two more new [...]

    Sell the Lie » Yearning for More Yorn? — February 21, 2011 @ 9:37 pm

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Bio Pic Name: Heather Browne
Location: Colorado, originally by way of California
Giving context to the torrent since 2005.

"I love the relationship that anyone has with music: because there's something in us that is beyond the reach of words, something that eludes and defies our best attempts to spit it out. It's the best part of us, probably, the richest and strangest part..."
—Nick Hornby, Songbook
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