Published Jun 14, 2010Back in March, prolific alt-country songwriter Ryan Adams revealed that he had finished his long-awaited Blackhole album. Although it was unclear exactly what the project entailed, it was speculated that Blackhole was one of numerous unreleased LPs that Adams had sitting in the vault. It appears that this speculation was correct.
As Rawkblog points out [via Pitchfork], yesterday (June 13) Adams posted on his Facebook page that he had just received pressings of two new albums: Blackhole, as well as a double LP with his former backing band the Cardinals, simply titled III/IV. He posted a picture of himself holding both records (see above) and wrote, "The 'Blackhole' LP ( recorded over Christmas in 2005 ) is also back from the mastering plant. I f'n love this thing. It took 4 years to make it and to me it is basically Love is Hell Part 3... lots of shimmery guitar love on this. Exciting times!!!"
It's unknown if or when these albums will ever be released to the public. Still, if he's pressing albums, it seems likely that they will see the light of day before long.
In other Ryan Adams news, his Facebook page contains new photos of him recording demos. Although there is no explanation offered, this is likely his new album inspired by Ronnie James Dio's funeral. He previously revealed, "Day after Dio's funeral, they just fell out. Soft mellow acoustic jams - lots of New Orleans scenery and vibe from the trip."