Published Nov 21, 2013Veteran New Zealand songwriter Neil Finn fronts Crowded House and plays with his wife in Pajama Club, but his latest endeavour is a solo album. Dizzy Heights will be out on February 11 through Lester Records, and it will be followed by a North American tour.
Finn recored the album at his own Roundhead studio in Auckland and in Upstate New York. It was co-produced with Dave Fridmann (MGMT, Tame Impala, the Flaming Lips).
"I didn't want to make it a solo record in a stripped back singer-songwriter sort of way," Finn said in a statement. "I had a feeling Dave would be good at adding some odd shapes to the music, which I always welcome — making things a little more expansive. He is good at subverting things, and making things sound a bit messed up and not as obvious, rather than being too tasteful, which is always a temptation."
The cover art is above and the tracklist is below. At the bottom of the page, watch a video for the cinematically quirky album cut "Divebomber." The album can be pre-ordered from iTunes, with "Divebomber" and "Flying in the Face of Love" available as instant downloads. Physical copies can be pre-ordered here.
Also below, see Finn's upcoming tour schedule, which includes spring dates in Vancouver (March 29) and Toronto (April 5), in addition to lots of shows in the U.S. and Australia.
2. Dizzy Heights
3. Flying in the Face of Love
5. Better Than TV
6. Pony Ride
7. White Lies and Alibis
9. Strangest Friends
10. In My Blood
11. Lights of New York
11/19 Los Angeles. CA - Largo
11/21 New York, NY - Le Poisson Rouge
11/27 London, UK - St. James' Church
12/28-01/01 Lorne, Australia - The Falls Music And Arts Festival
12/29-01/01 Marion Bay, Australia - The Falls Music And Arts Festival
12/31-01/03 Byron Bay, Australia - The Falls Music And Arts Festival
01/03-04 Busselton Australia - Southbound Festival 2014
03/06 Nambour, Australia - Civic Theatre
03/07 Brisbane, Australia - Qpac Concert Hall
03/11 Geelong, Australia - Gpac Pplayhouse
03/12 Melbourne, Australia - Hamer Hall
03/15 Adelaide, Australia - Thebarton Theatre
03/16 Perth, Australia - Concert Hall
03/20 Newcastle, Australia - Civic Theatre
03/22 Sydney, Australia - Sydney Opera House
03/29 Vancouver, BC - Vogue Theatre
03/30 Seattle, WA - Neptune Theatre
04/01 San Francisco, CA - Palace of Fine Arts Theatre
04/02 Los Angeles, CA - Orpheum Theatre
04/05 Toronto, ON - Queen Elizabeth Theatre
04/07 Boston, MA - Shubert Theatre
04/08 New York, NY - Town Hall
04/10 New Haven, CT - Shubert Theater
04/11 Glenside, PA - Keswick Theatre
04/12 Washington, DC - Lincoln Theatre