June 17, 2016
“MY FATHER,” A NEW SONG FROM PETE YORN,
IS OUT TODAY
Pete Yorn is commemorating Father’s Day with the release of a brand new song, “My Father,” available now on iTunes and Spotify. Yorn, who is celebrating his first Father’s Day as a new dad, shared his inspiration for the song in this post to his social media:
“This song was recorded with my old pal R. Walt Vincent. It is an ode to strength in the face of uncertainty. It stares our inevitable mortality in the eye and says: ‘lets dance!’ My father, your father, The Father…it may be all of them. My father, the archetype. From me to you on Father’s Day, I give you…’My Father.’ And to my actual father….Dad, I am grateful for all the time you spent with me when I was growing up. You could have easily spent more time doing other things you wanted to do, but you were there for me. Thank you. PY”
Yorn will perform at several festivals this fall, including Life is Beautiful, Austin City Limits and Oaktopia. See below for itinerary.
ArrangingTime (Capitol Records) – Yorn’s first solo studio album in more than five years – debuted in the Top 5 of Billboard’s Alternative Albums and Folk Albums charts and in the Top 10 of the Top Rock Albums chart. Yorn celebrated its release with a series of North American and European headline dates and performances on numerous televisions shows, including a return visit to “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” where he performed the album’s lead single, “Lost Weekend.” View his performance HERE.
Entertainment Weekly noted,”propulsive cuts like ‘Summer Was a Day’ and ‘Lost Weekend’ sound refreshingly back-to-basics, like rediscovering a long-forgotten Jackson Browne record.”MAGNET Magazine noted, “the unforgettable choruses and custom Yorn finger-strum pattern are abundant. ‘Roses’ could be a hidden b-side on Day I Forgot, a gorgeous ballad with its ambient stack of strings, guitar and piano, complete with a spooky baritone croon capping off the chorus and evening out the harmonies: instant classic.” In an 8/10 review, Uncut hailed ArrangingTime as “a creative reboot” while AllMusic.com found its “enveloping warmth…alluring.”
ArrangingTime marked hisfirst collaboration with producer R. Walt Vincent since the two albums that launched Yorn’s career – 2001’s RIAA Gold-certified debut, musicforthemorningafter, and 2003’s Day I Forgot.ArrangingTime follows Yorn’s acclaimed 2010 self-titled album, recorded with The Pixies’ Frank Black, and a pair of adventurous collaborations – 2009’s Break Up with Scarlett Johanssonand The Olms (2013), a ’60s-styled retro-pop duo with J.D. King.
PHOTO CREDIT: JIM WRIGHT
PETE YORN TOUR DATES
9/23-25 – Las Vegas, NV @ Life is Beautiful Festival
9/22-24 – Denton, TX – Oaktopia
9/30-10/2 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Music Festival – Zilker Park
10/7-9 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Music Festival – Zilker Park
Purchase tickets here: https://www.facebook.com/peteyorn?sk=app_123966167614127
Amazon CD: http://smarturl.it/ArrangingTimeCD