Will Johnson: Solo Album, Fall Tour, Mp3


Will Johnson
Centro-matic and South San Gabriel frontman Will Johnson releases Scorpion, his first solo album in eight years, on September 11. For this project, Johnson has decided to cut out the middleman and self-release the album direct to fans via Undertow Music/Thirty Tigers.

Scorpion was recorded in the wooded outskirts of Denton, Texas, at the studio of longtime bandmate, producer and engineer Matt Pence. Also lending their skills to Scorpion are multi-instrumentalists Scott Danbom (Centro-matic, South San Gabriel, Sarah Jaffe), Howard Draper (Tre Orsi, Shearwater, Okkervil River) and Magnolia Electric Company’s Mikey Kapinus.

Unlike Centro-matic’s Candidate Waltz or Johnson’s last solo album Vultures Await (both of which were written well in advance and recorded using carefully conceived arrangements), Scorpion documents the genesis and germination of its songs. “A lot of them,” Johnson says, “Were written in the studio, right then and there, in the moment. I enjoy capturing those initial gut reactions in songwriting. It doesn’t always work, but when it does-you capture the song in such a raw, unique form.”

Johnson is hitting the road this fall in support of Scorpion, with his friend and New Multitudes collaborator Anders Parker, playing a mix of traditional club shows and intimate acoustic living-room sets. Preview the new song “You Will Be Here, Mine” below.

Will Johnson Tour Dates

  • FRI Sept 14 – Waverly, AL @ Living Room Show
  • SAT Sept 15 – Birmingham, AL @ Living Room Show
  • SUN Sept 16 – Atlanta, GA @ Living Room Show
  • MON Sept 17 – Athens, GA @ Living Room Show
  • TUE Sept 18 – North Carolina area @ Living Room Show
  • WED Sept 19 – Baltimore, MD @ Living Room Show
  • FRI Sept 21 – Philadelphia @ Living Room Show
  • SAT Sept 22 – Brooklyn, NY @ Living Room Show
  • SUN Sept 23 – NYC @ Mercury Lounge
  • MON Sept 24 – Boston, MA @ Living Room Show
  • TUE Sept 25 – Montpelier VT @ Living Room Show
  • WED Sept 26 – Buffalo, NY @ Living Room Show
  • THU Sept 27 – Cleveland, OH @ Living Room Show
  • FRI Sept 28 – Chicago, IL @ Schuba’s
  • Sat Sept 29 – Saint Louis @ Off Broadway
  • Tue Oct 2 – Dallas, TX @ Texas Theatre
  • Wed Oct 3 – Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s
  • Thu Oct 4 – Austin, TX @ Cactus Cafe

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