Robert Ellis Announces New Album The Lights From The Chemical Plant
Nashville-based singer-songwriter Robert Ellis has announced his new album The Lights From The Chemical Plant will be released Feb. 11, 2014 via New West Records. The album is the follow-up to his 2011 release Photographs.
For his new record, Ellis worked with acclaimed producer Jacquire King (Kings of Leon, Tom Waits, Norah Jones, Modest Mouse). The album was recorded at the Casino studio in Nashville.
In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Ellis talked about moving away from his country and folk roots on the record, and into a more pop realm “I want this record to be more about the Paul Simons and the Randy Newmans and the other half of my upbringing, which is very much rooted in pop,” Ellis said. “[The new record is] all pop music. Depending on what your frame of reference is, you might hear certain references, but I think these songs are pretty concise pop songs.”
For The Lights From The Chemical Plant, Ellis recruited Dawes frontman Taylor Goldsmith and Deer Tick’s Rob Crowell. Ellis, who in the past has toured with bands such as the Alabama Shakes and the Old 97’s, will support Deer Tick in their upcoming North American tour.
6 – San Francisco, Calif. @ Hardly Strictly Bluegrass
10 – Toronto, Canada @ Lee’s Palace**
11 – Detroit, Mich. @ Magic Stick**
12 – Dekalb, Ill. @ Otto’s**
13 – Madison, Wis. @ Majestic Theatre**
15 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ Fine Line Music Café**
16 – Winnipeg, Canada @ West End Cultural Center**
18 – Edmonton, Canada @ The Starlite Room**
19 – Calgary, Canada @ The Republik**
21 – Vancouver, Canada @ Rickshaw Theatre**
22 – Seattle, Wash. @ Neumos**
23 – Portland, Ore. @ Wonder Ballroom**
25 – San Francisco, Calif. @ Slim’s**
26 – Hollywood, Calif. @ Troubadour**
27 – Solana Beach, Calif. @ Belly Up Tavern**
29 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ Urban Lounge**
30 – Denver, Colo. @ Bluebird Theatre**
1 – Omaha, Neb. @ Slowdown**
2 – Lawrence, Kan. @ The Bottleneck**
3 – St. Louis, Mo. @ Firebird**
4 – Louisville, Ky. @ Headliners Music Hall**
6 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Union Transfer**
7 – New York, N.Y. @ Webster Hall**
9 – Havre de Grace, Md. @ Laurrapin Grille
**-with Deer Tick
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