Noah Gundersen to 'Carry the Ghost' on New LP

Noah Gundersen to 'Carry the Ghost' on New LP
Whispery Seattle singer-songwriter Noah Gundersen has announced he's set to follow up his 2014 debut full-length Ledges with another inward-looking, introspective LP. His Carry the Ghost materializes August 21 through Dine Alone/Dualtone.

A press release explains that the sophomore set from Gundersen includes 13 songs that try to determine our "purpose," with the songwriter "searching for answers about the nature of man and the meaning of our relationships." In the end, he apparently discovered that life can be pretty open-ended.

"This album grew out of a desire to know myself, to know how I was supposed to live," Gundersen said in a statement. "And in that process, I realized that maybe there is no 'supposed to be.'" 

The collection was cut at Seattle's Litho Studio, with Gundersen serving as producer and esteemed studio figure Phil Ek (Fleet Foxes, Father John Misty, the Walkmen) hopping on the project as a mixer. It's opening track is an airy piano-driven ballad called "Slow Dancer," which, it's explained, is about the healing process following the end of a relationship. You'll find a stream of the song down below.

In addition to the upcoming LP release, Gundersen has announced a pile of North American concert dates. This includes stops in Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal in September. You'll find the run-down on Gundersen's road trip beneath the album info.

Carry the Ghost:

1. Slow Dancer
2. Halo (Disappear/Reappear) 
3. Selfish Art
4. Show Me The Light
5. The Difference
6. Silver Bracelet
7. I Need A Woman
8. Jealous Love
9. Empty From The Start
10. Blossom
11. Topless Dancer
12. Heartbreaker
13. Planted Seeds

Tour dates:

06/18 Birmingham, AL - Sloss Fest
06/19 Louisville, KY - Forecast Festival
09/11 Vancouver, BC - Biltmore Cabaret
09/12 Seattle, WA - Neptune
09/13 Spokane, WA - Bartlett
09/15 Boise, ID - Neurolux
09/16 Salt Lake City, UT - State Room
09/18 Colorado Springs, CO - Ivywild
09/19 Denver, CO - Bluebird Theatre
09/20 Omaha, NE - Waiting Room
09/21 Minnesota, MN - Fine Line
09/23 Madison, WI - High Noon

09/24 Ann Arbor, MI - The Ark
09/25 Chicago, IL- Thalia Hall
09/26 Indianapolis, IN - Deluxe @ ONC
09/27 Columbus, OH - Skully's
09/29 Toronto, ON - Opera House
09/30 Montreal, QC - Petit Campus
10/01 Boston, MA - Sinclair
10/02 Philadelphia, PA - World Cafe
10/03 Washington, DC - Black Cat
10/06 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
10/07 Charlottesville, VA - The Southern
10/08 Asheville, NC - The Grey Eagle
10/09 Nashville, TN - Cannery Ballroom
10/10 Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle
10/11 Charlotte, NC - Visulite
10/13 Atlanta, GA - Terminal West
10/14 Jacksonville, FL - Colonial Quarter
10/15 Orlando, FL - The Social
10/16 Gainesville, FL - High Dive
10/17 Tampa, FL - Crowbar
10/18 Tallahassee, FL - Club Down Under
10/22 Austin, TX - The Parish
10/23 Houston, TX - Walters on Washington
10/24 Dallas, TX - The Loft
10/27 Phoenix, AZ - Valley Bar
10/29 Los Angeles, CA - Fonda Theatre
10/30 San Francisco, CA - The Great American Music Hall
10/31 Sacramento, CA - Harlow's
11/03 Portland, OR - Aladdin Theatre