The wildlife better watch out! Basher’s back with an “Indoor Safari”

Credit : Bobby Fisher

Following his performances at Wilco’s Solid Sound this year  Yep Roc Records will release “Indoor Safari” on September 13th. This will be Nick Lowe’s first full-length album in eleven years. Consisting of twelve songs, including brand new originals, a couple of signature deep-cut covers, and refitted versions of tracks previously released in nascent form as singles, the album represents a culmination of Lowe’s decade-long working relationship with those mysterious masked men and Yep Roc labelmates Los Straitjackets (Eddie Angel/guitar; Pete Curry/bass; Chris Sprague/drums; Greg Townson/guitar). It was recorded at various locations and mixed by Alex Hall (JD McPherson, Cactus Blossoms) and Lowe at Reliable Recorders in Chicago.

To accompany the announcement, Yep Roc has released the album’s lead track ‘Went To A Party,’ Lowe’s first official co-write with the Straitjackets. Also this week Rolling Stone shared an extensive interview with Lowe. Read all about it here:

In the album’s accompanying liner notes, Emmy-winning writer Eli Attie (The West Wing, Billions, The Diplomat) calls the album “nothing less than a free-roaming journey through the wilds of recorded sound.” and Lowe himself puts it all down to his collaborators. “The Straitjackets like all kinds of music, and are very good, open-minded musicians, apart from being very agreeable people,” he says. “And they also have a sort of punk rock ethos, which, unfortunately, I do too. I’ve tried to shrug it off so many times, but I just can’t get rid of it.”

The album news comes amidst a busy summer calendar for Lowe with dates ranging from a run of Canadian shows with longtime compatriot Ron Sexsmith, the aforementioned Solid Sound appearance as well as a set at Levon Helm Studios in Woodstock, NY.

“Indoor Safari” tracklist

Went To A Party (Lowe, Angel, Curry, Sprague, Townson) 2:57
Love Starvation (Lowe) 2:51
Crying Inside (Lowe) 2:55
A Quiet Place (Bell, Meade) 3:13
Blue On Blue (Lowe) 3:38
Jet Pac Boomerang (Lowe) 3:14
Tokyo Bay (Lowe) 2:24
Trombone (Lowe) 4:06
Different Kind of Blue (Lowe) 3:34
Raincoat In The River (Schroeder, Kaye) 3:00
Lay It On Me Baby (Lowe) 2:51
Don’t Be Nice To Me (Lowe) 2:55

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Riding the one eyed horse into dead town the scales fell from his eyes. Music was the only true god at once profane and divine The dust blew through his mind as he considered the offering... And then he scored it out of ten and waited for the world to wake up
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