Jeff Lang 'Running by the Rock' (EP stream)

Jeff Lang 'Running by the Rock' (EP stream)
Australian music man Jeff Lang is coming to Western Canada this winter, and to coincide with the upcoming shows, he's releasing a new EP that will be exclusive to Canada. Titled Running by the Rock, the new record can be given an advanced listen right here at Exclaim!
 
The singer-songwriter's latest release brings together five of Lang's originals, plus a traditional Scottish folk song. The six-song set opens with the rootsy grooves of "Pull of the Drift," then moves into riffier territory on the title track.

"By Face Not Name" softens his sound a bit with pretty female vocal accompaniment, while "The House Carpenter" hears a modern take on the ancient Scottish folk ditty. "Lubbock Texas" and "The Janitor" round out the collection, delivering a burst of Southern twang before ending on a gentle, melancholic ballad.
 
Scroll past Lang's upcoming tour dates to hear the full EP in the player below. Running by the Rock is out on January 22.
 
Tour dates:
 
01/29 Prince George, BC – Folk Festival
01/30 Jasper, AB – The Olive Bistro
02/01 Red Deer, AB – Bo's Bar and Grill
02/05 Sherwood, AB – Festival Place
02/06 Camrose, AB – Rose City Roots Music Society, Bailey Theatre
02/08 Chilliwack, BC – Bozzini's Upstairs Lounge
02/10 Penticton, BC – Dream Café
02/11 Vancouver, BC – Rogue Folk Club, St James Hall
02/12 Rossland, BC – The Flying Steamshovel