April 28, 2009, will see the release of Songs in the Night, the full-length debut of Paste Best of What NextSamantha Crain, on North Carolina's Ramseur Records.
As a follow-up to last July's Confiscation EP, 22-year-old Oklahoma native recorded the LP's 12 tracks in five days at Asheville, N.C.'s Echo Mountain Studios along with her Midnight Shivers band. Danny Kadar, who's helmed sessions with My Morning Jacket, Grizzly Bear and the Avett Brothers, produced.
Songs's “Get the Fever Out” is now streaming on Crain's MySpace and website (along with a few Confiscation tracks, if you've not yet had the chance to let them charm the Americana-lovin' pants off of you.)
Crain will wrap up 2008 with a few Texas tour dates, and we're betting there are more on the way for early 2009. If you're into planning ahead, she's already on tap for a few summer festivals, but if you can't wait to see her live, check out her and the Midnight Shivers' recent performance of The Confiscation's “The River,” live at Paste.
Songs in the Night tracklist:
1. Rising Sun
2. Songs in the Night
3. Long Division
4. Get the Fever Out
5. Bananafish Revolution
6. Scissor Tales
7. Devils In Boston
8. Bullfight (Change Your Mind)
9. Calm Down
10. You Never Know
11. The Dam Song
And tour dates (with a nationwide jaunt TBA for March):
16 - Houston, Texas @ Mucky Duck*
10 - Upland, Ind. @ Taylor University
25 - Floyd, Va. @ FloydFest
26 - Floyd, Va. @ FloydFest
1 - Portland, Ore. @ Pickathon Roots Musical Festival
2 - Portland, Ore. @ Pickathon Roots Musical Festival
19 - Bristol, Va. @ Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion
20 - Bristol, Va. @ Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion
* with Justin Townes Earle
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