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
04 Ultraviolet Light
05 Stop Playing With My Heart
06 Lovely and Blue
07 Happy Birthday
08 Kisses Start Wars
09 The Crystal Skull
15 Sewers at the Bottom of the Wishing Well
17 Star Wars
18 My Favorite Song
20 Death and Rats
21 Kill the Lights
Ryan Adams. Oh where do we begin. Since ‘retiring’ early last year, Adams has not been out of the spotlight one bit. With book tours and pressing an album with his ‘metal’ project, Orion, if anything, he’s more in the spotlight than ever.
News came this morning that Mr. Adams will be releasing two unheard albums from the vault. Though when they will be put out is unsure yet, in great Ryan fashion, we’ll sure not only will it be soon, but it will be without much notice. The first will be a double LP that he recorded with The Cardinals called III/IV and the second is called Blackhole which was written during the Love is Hell era which he said took him four years to make. I have a feeling this is only the beginning of the Adams’ back issues.
Ryan Adams – “Go Ahead And Rain” by modernmysteryblog
This week Ryan Adams’ announced the return of his metal planned act known as “Werewolph.” I’m not sure if this is leading him out of his retirement, but I hope so. I love Ryan’s work, I really do, but besides the little bit of growl in his voice that doesn’t even last more than a few seconds overall, it could nicely fit on Rock N Roll. That’s not a bad thing by any means, but hell I was expecting like freaking Slayer to come out here. The record will be pressed this week on his label Pax-Am and will be titled Orion. Your guess is as good as mine as to what the rest of this vinyl only album release is going to sound like overall. We’re off to a good start though. Can we hope he’ll be back on the road again? We’ll have to wait and see.
Listen and Download Ryan’s first metal inspired song “Electrosnake”
Ryan Adams – Electrosnake by modernmysteryblog
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.”
This week the most incredible and unexpected thing happened. I met Ryan Adams. Yes I was certainly afraid of what was going to happen. Would I be a totally idiot in front of him? Would he be a nice guy? Well win on both sides. He was one of the nicest people I’ve ever met, and the fact I didn’t explode with excitement meeting my musical hero was great. I was telling Ryan how I was in a ‘creative rut’ and he suggested to me a few books to pick up and read to inspire me. Even wrote them down for me. This week’s secondhand sunday is a tribute to Ryan. ‘New York, New York,’ a song that when I first heard it 8 years ago, I ‘just didn’t like.’ Then 2 months later I woke up and felt the need to buy everything he’s ever done. Thank God for that. And Ryan.
Watch Ryan Adam’s ‘New York, New York’
Though we still haven’t gotten over the fact that Ryan Adams has ‘retired’ from making music, at least we still get to see the altcountry rocker online. Not only is he chatting it up about his new website project(s), http://ryanada.ms , but he also gives us some stripped down live performances from his house, complete with stuffed animal intro (be sure to check out his video of ‘Crossed Out Name’. Classic. Ryan also promises some unreleased Werewolph tracks on his new site, which if we recall was his fake ‘hard rock’ project.
Check out Ryan Adam’s Youtube page at DrAdamsFilms
One of Ryan’s latest videos titled ‘Ryan’s World’