Lucero Return with 'All a Man Should Do'

Lucero Return with 'All a Man Should Do'
Alt-country explorers Lucero continue their journey this fall, via the release of their 10th full-length album. The Memphis unit's All a Man Should Do is their first proper LP in three years, and it lands September 18 through ATO/MapleMusic.

A press release notes that All a Man Should Do had the band once again hitting Memphis' Ardent Studios with producer Ted Hutt, who had worked with them on 2009's 1372 Overton Park and 2012's Women and Work.

The band explained in a statement that they've shifted their sonic approach a bit on this latest release, noting "we felt comfortable enough to take some chances with a palette of new tones that sound understated yet powerful, bringing life to the stories behind the lyrics without overshadowing them."

As for the lyrics, Ben Nichols' latest group of lines are said to "read like chapters from his life on the duality of relationships, getting older, finding where you want to be in this world."

Also joining the band on the album is Big Star's Jody Stephens. Appropriately, he's added backup vocals to Lucero's cover of his band's "I'm in Love with a Girl." This marks the first-ever cover to appear on a Lucero studio LP.

Though that song hasn't leaked just yet, you'll find a stream of the album's first single, "Went Looking for Warren Zevon's Los Angeles," down below. There, you'll also find the info on the band's upcoming fall tour, which hits Toronto with a two-night stand in October.

All a Man Should Do:

1. Baby Don't You Want Me
2. Went Looking for Warren Zevon's Los Angeles
3. The Man I Was
4. Can't You Hear Them Howl
5. I Woke Up in New Orleans
6. Throwback No. 2
7. They Called Her Killer
8. Young Outlaws
9. I'm in Love with a Girl
10. My Girl & Me in '93

Tour dates:

10/01 Nashville, TN - Cannery Ballroom
10/02 Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse
10/03 New Orleans, LA - The Grove at Patriot's Point
10/04 Charlotte, NC - The Neighborhood Theatre
10/05 Charlottesville, VA - Jefferson Theater
10/08 New York, NY - Webster Hall
10/09 Boston, MA - Royale
10/10 Portland, ME - Port City Music Hall
10/11 Washington DC - 9:30 Club
10/14 Millvale, PA - Mr. Small's Theatre
10/15 Toronto, ON - Lee's Palace
10/16 Toronto, ON - Lee's Palace
10/17 Detroit, MI - St. Andrew's Hall
10/20 Iowa City, IA - The Englert Theatre
10/21 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
10/22 Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall
10/23 Chicago, IL - Metro
10/24 Bloomington, IN - The Bluebird
11/10 Tulsa, OK - Cain's Ballroom
11/14 Salt Lake City, UT - The State Room
11/15 Salt Lake City, UT - The State Room
11/17 Seattle, WA - The Showbox
11/18 Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
11/20 San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
11/21 Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theatre
11/23 Phoenix, AZ - The Crescent Ballroom
12/03 Ponte Vedra, FL - Ponte Vendra Concert Hall
12/04 Orlando, FL - The Social
12/05 Tampa, FL - The Ritz Ybor
12/06 Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room
12/08 Charleston, SC - Music Farm
12/10 Jackson, MS - Duling Hall
12/12 Houston, TX - Numbers
12/15 Pensacola, FL - Vinyl Music Hall
12/16 New Orleans, LA - Tipitina's