Published Jul 13, 2009To be honest, we had almost given up all hope on a new Jim O'Rourke studio album. After all, it's been nearly a decade since the Wilco producer, former Sonic Youth member and all-out experimental genius released a proper solo full-length of new original material on Drag City. But, believe it or not, O'Rourke apparently has his new album in the bag.
According to a Tweet from the The Wire, O'Rourke's super long-awaited new record The Visitor will be out August 31 in the UK, with the LP hitting North America on September 8 via Drag City, says Pitchfork.
Right now, though, the details of this follow-up to 2001's Insignificance are scarce, with little more information out there other than the title and release date. However, in old mail-outs, Drag City hinted at a more song-oriented effort than, say, the recently reissued I'm Happy, and I'm Singing, and a 1, 2, 3, 4 and that the label had some pretty high hopes for the record, obviously.