Gregory Alan Isakov Confirms 1st Studio Album Since 2018 ‘Appaloosa Bones’ & 2023 Fall Tour Dates
Watch the music video for lead single “The Fall.”
By Nate Todd May 17, 2023 • 1:45 pm PDT
Gregory Alan Isakov’s first studio album in five years, Appaloosa Bones, is due out on August 18 through Dualtone Records and Isakov’s own Suitcase Town Music. The singer-songwriter also shared the lead single, “The Fall,” and confirmed 2023 Fall Tour dates.
Appaloosa Bones follows Isakov’s 2018 Grammy-nominated LP, Evening Machines. The multi-instrumentalist captured the new record at his studio outside of Boulder, Colorado and co-produced Appaloosa Bones with Andrew Berlin (Descendents, Rise Against).
Isakov detailed the new album:
“I set out to make a folky, small lo-fi rock ‘n’ roll record. And then the songs kind of told me, ‘No, this is what it’s going to be.’ And so I said, ‘OK,’ and after a while, I was just holding onto the reins, waiting to see where it was going and how the material worked. What I found was a collection of songs that brought me back to when I was starting out playing with the band—traveling a lot in the van, playing throughout the Southwest and West. These wide open landscapes had this quietness and expansive deepness that grounded me and evoked a lot of the curiosities I was drawn to when I started writing songs.”
Isakov previewed Appaloosa Bones with the lead single “The Fall,” which arrived with a music video directed by Jasmine McGlade (director, Fencer and executive producer, LA LA Land) and animated by Ruth Lingford (Head of Animation, Harvard University).
“Gregory’s music is so poignant, and ‘The Fall’ in particular has such a powerful, spiritual quality to it,” McGlade noted. “I knew I wanted to make a video immersed in nature that fit with Greg’s aesthetic and the emotional realm of the song, while also creating characters and vintage, old-timey elements that connect with the lyrics. The piece, perhaps like the song, should ultimately say something about the human condition, and what it means to be alive—in a way that is a bit surrealist.”
Watch the music video for “The Fall” below:
After announcing an extensive 2023 Summer Tour in March, Gregory Alan Isakov has now rounded out his Fall 2023 itinerary with special guests Damien Jurado, Lucius and The Milk Carton Kids on select dates. The autumn trek gets underway on September 29 in Kansas City ahead of a swing through the Midwest with stops in St. Paul and Chicago.
The singer-songwriter also has multiple night runs in Nashville, Atlanta and Boston on the books. Additionally, Isakov will hit Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Toronto, Montreal and more. The Fall Tour wraps at New York City’s Beacon Theatre on October 23.
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