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

October 6, 2008

Pete Yorn’s American Blues (with Frank Black)

That scruffy troubadour in the Omaha studio with producer Mike Mogis (Bright Eyes/Saddle Creek) isn’t Jim Morrison in the Paris years, nor is it Jesus, we don’t think. That is one Pete Yorn back recording new music. The formidable Frank Black of the Pixies has also been joining him in recent months for “new explorations in music,” and all the results are expected in the form of an album rumored to be called American Blues.

American Blues, Vol. 1 – Pete Yorn

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