Published Mar 05, 2015Good news, Daniel Romano fans: this year is looking to be an extremely busy one for the Canadian alt-country songwriter, since he's announced that he has two new albums coming out in 2015.
In a teaser video called "Daniel Romano #2015," the songwriter revealed that both of the LPs will come out this year though New West Records. The first one is called If I've Only One Time Askin' and it's due out in the summer; the second is called Mosey and it will follow in the winter.
UPDATE: Apparently only one of the new albums will see its release this year, but the next one is seemingly still headed our way at some point in the future.
Watch the trailer at the bottom of this page; it seems possible that these albums will represent something of a departure for the usually twangy troubadour, since the trailer includes wah-wah guitar riffing and a dramatic groove with strings and horns.
In a statement through Romano's bookers, the singer explained that "mosey" is how he refers to his own music.
"Mosey is a study in contrasts," he said. "There's glitz and grit, revelling and wallowing, wretchedness and showmanship. Mosey music's pioneers wore their battered hearts on sequinned sleeves. From Bakersfield to Galveston, the legends traded their tragicomic highs and lows for gold records and white Cadillacs. But that was then; the days of Buckaroos, Nudie Suits and various Hanks are over, save for the museum displays. To quote a George Jones title track, 'Who's Gonna Fill Their Shoes?'"
Romano also has a pile of tour dates coming up. You can see those below.
03/12 Chicago, IL - Schubas
03/13 St. Louis, MO - The Stage at KDHX
03/14 Fayetteville, AR - The Lightbulb Club
03/15 Denton, TX - 35 Denton
03/18 Austin, TX - SXSW
03/19 Austin, TX - Threadgill's
03/20 Austin, TX - Continental Club
03/21 Austin, TX - SXSW
03/22 Austin, TX - SXSW
03/23 Hot Springs, AR - Valley of the Vapours Independent Music Festival
03/24 Shreveport, LA - The Brass Monkey
03/25 Little Rock, AR - White Water Tavern
03/26 Nashville, TN - Mercy Lounge
03/27 Cincinnati, OH - MOTR
03/28 Athens, GA - Slingshot Festival (Caledonia)
03/30 Boone, TN - Boone Saloon
04/25 Indio, CA - Stagecoach
04/26 West Hollywood, CA - Roxy
04/28 Detroit, MI - Shelter *
04/29 Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
04/30 Madison, WI - High Noon
05/01 Minneapolis, MN - Cedar Lounge
05/02 Rock Island, IL - Rozz-Tox
05/03 St. Louis, MO - Sheldon Hall
05/22 Cardiff, UK - The Moon Club
05/23 Coventry, UK - Tin Music & Arts
05/24 Oostende, Belgium - De Zwerver
05/25 Raalte, Netherlands - Ribs & Blues
05/27 Aalborg Denmark - 1000 Fryd
05/28 Gothenburg, Sweden - Pustervik
05/29 Oslo, Norway - Pokalen
05/31 Trondheim, Norway - Moskus
06/02 Stockholm, Sweden - Debaser Strand
06/03 Mariehamm, Sweden - Dino Bar
06/04 Tampere, Finland - Herwood Stage and Bar
06/05 Turku, Finland - Klubi
06/06 Helsinki, Finland - Korjaamo
06/08 Malmo, Sweden - Far I Hatten
06/10 London, UK - The Horatia
06/11 Brighton, UK - Prince Albert
06/12 Newcastle, UK - The Cluny 2
06/13 Glasgow, UK - King Tuts
06/19 Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands - Best Kept Secret Festival
* with Hurray for the Riff Raff
^ with HFTRR