Ryan Adams Releases Double Album of His Archives

FINALLY. Ryan Adams is set to release a double album of his musical archives. The most bad-ass musician on earth will be releasing the now titled III/IV hopefully before the year’s end (no release date yet), on his own label Pax-AM. This double album was recorded with the Cardinals in 2007 when the band was recording Easy Tiger(Lost Highway).

The set will be released on vinyl, cd and download, and if you head to the Pax-Am site, you can read all about the project. Amazon is already letting you pre-order as the album drops December 14th. Pax-Am is starting their pre-order later this month, with one on i-tunes on November 23rd.

The site describes the record like:

“a rock record that felt more like a hybrid of all the records that the band had mutually consumed as kids… from influences as wide as KISS and The Cars.” It’s also a “concept rock opera about the 80s, ninjas, cigarettes, sex, and pizza,”

Ah Ryan, it is good to have you back in any form.


01 Breakdown Into the Resolve
02 Dear Candy
03 Wasteland
04 Ultraviolet Light
05 Stop Playing With My Heart
06 Lovely and Blue
07 Happy Birthday
08 Kisses Start Wars
09 The Crystal Skull
10 Users
11 No
12 Numbers
13 Gracie
14 Icebreaker
15 Sewers at the Bottom of the Wishing Well
16 Typecast
17 Star Wars
18 My Favorite Song
19 P.S.
20 Death and Rats
21 Kill the Lights

Ryan Adams’ Bass Player, Chris “Space Wolf” Feinstein Found Dead

Early last night, Chris Feinstein, known significantly for playing in Ryan Adams and The Cardinals, was found dead in his New York City apartment at the age of 42. The cause of death has not yet be determined, and our hearts go out to his family, friends and bandmates.

For anyone who has ever met Chris, he was truly a strong prescence. Always one of the first people out to greet fans after a show, you could tell he was charasmatic about his craft and the people who admired him as  a musician.

Feinstein joined The Cardinals in 2006 and appeared on the albums Cardinology, Easy Tiger, and Follow the Lights. Earlier this year Adams and The Cardinals split ways for him to discover new creative outlets. Feinstein then went on to play bass for Albert Hammond Jr., as well as writing songs for Santogold’s first album. Cardinals drummer Brad Pemberton posted on his facebook last night:  ”This is the saddest day of my life. I lost my best friend today…things will never be quite the same.”