Nick Lowe Unveils 'The Old Magic'

Nick Lowe Unveils 'The Old Magic'
Nick Lowe is just a few years shy of senior-citizen status, but the new wave veteran is still turning out quality albums at a slow but steady pace. It's been four years since he released 2007's folksy At My Age, and he's now getting ready to drop the follow-up. On September 13, he will release The Old Magic via Yep Roc Records.

In addition to his usual backing band, the new disc features an impressive cast of contributors led by Ron Sexsmith, Paul Carrack (Roxy Music, Squeeze) and blues guitarist Jimmie Vaughan (brother of Stevie Ray). It was co-produced by Lowe along with Neil Brockbank and drummer Robert Treherne.

A press release contains descriptions like "urbanely insistent grooves" and "spare-yet-imposing shuffles." It also promises "a shimmering dance tune worthy of the roller rink," plus a trio of ballads. In total, there are eight original songs, plus covers of tracks by Elvis Costello, Tom T. Hall and Jeff West.

Click below to see Lowe perform a new tune for NPR. Expect a North American fall tour to be announced soon.