Neil Young online archive goes live next month

Some Neil Young news from Uncut this morning (we’re about 4 days late with this but hey, it’ll be Christmas before you know it): “Neil Young has given an unexpected update about his archives. In a Facebook post on Saturday, November 11 – the day before his 72nd birthday – Young revealed the online archive will go live on December 1. December 1 is also the release date for his latest album, The Visitor. Continue reading “Neil Young online archive goes live next month”

Neil Young announces new album and “already great” single – Listen

We’ll be the judge of that. Lol, as the kids say.  Pitchfork reports: “Neil Young has once again teamed up with his backing band the Promise of the Real (which features Willie Nelson’s son Lukas). Their new album is called The Visitor, and it’s out December 1 via Reprise. It features a new song called “Already Great.” Listen to it below. Neil and Promise of the Real worked together on the 2016 album EARTH and the political 2015 album The Monsanto Years. Continue reading “Neil Young announces new album and “already great” single – Listen”

Neil Young produces animated video for “Hitchhiker” – Watch

A nice little double helping of videos for you today, your eyes can thank you later. Rolling Stone reports: “Neil Young offers an illustrated journey across America in the new video for “Hitchhiker,” the title track from his just-unearthed 1976 LP. The images correspond to Young’s lyrics throughout the video: During the second verse, when Young’s titular traveler “tried amphetamines,” the visuals become a smoky haze until the ocean appears when the hitchhiker arrives in California, “where I first saw open water.”  Continue reading “Neil Young produces animated video for “Hitchhiker” – Watch”

Neil Young “Hitchhiker” (Reprise 2017)

This is truly lost treasure indeed. In the midst of a purple patch (that most artists never see) in the year 1976 Neil Young went into the studio with his drug buddy producer David Briggs. They took with them some dope, some coke, some new songs and sense of artistry that perhaps has disappeared in the interim. With the simple question “Are you ready Briggs?” Young launches into a single night’s recording wherein he laid down 10, in any language, classic tracks. Continue reading “Neil Young “Hitchhiker” (Reprise 2017)”

Neil Young posts Facebook update on his new album

This is from Uncut this afternoon: “Neil Young has provided an update on his latest studio album. Young has reunited with Promise Of The Real for the new album. The band, headed up by Lukas Nelson, have their own record due on August 25 via Fantasy Records. Posting on his Facebook page, Young wrote “Yesterday, when we finished our new album, we were playing it back for the first time. Lukas was on the floor of the studio signing hundreds of these vinyl LUKAS NELSON AND PROMISE OF THE REAL albums for you. A while a go, we heard this on the bus and it sounds amazing!” As yet, the album has neither a title nor a release date.” Which makes this probably our most boring story of the week so far and it’s only Monday.  Continue reading “Neil Young posts Facebook update on his new album”

Neil Young exhumes rare solo acoustic album “Hitchhiker”

Some exciting news from Consequence of Sound this morning: “On September 8th, Neil Young will open up his vaults to reveal a previously unreleased solo acoustic album. Titled Hitchhiker, it was originally recorded back in 1976 and spans 10 tracks, including two that have never been commercially released until now. Hitchhiker was recorded at Indigo Studios in Malibu, California in just one single session. Continue reading “Neil Young exhumes rare solo acoustic album “Hitchhiker””

New album release from Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real

Just signed to Fantasy Records and for the last two years the backing band for rock royalty in Neil Young, Lukas Nelson, son of Willie Nelson, and his band are releasing an album at the end of August. Described as country soul, the self titled album is the band’s third full length release and features Lady Gaga on backing vocals on a couple of the songs.

The band will be playing some live dates in the UK in late October and they also have an appearance on Jools Holland’s Later lined up. You can hear three of the songs from the album here