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DOWNLOAD: Daniel Johnston - Freedom (new MP3)

Daniel Johnston & Jason Falkner
Jason Falkner with Daniel Johnston

"With the October 6, 2009 release of his latest - and possibly greatest - work, Is And Always Was, Daniel Johnston adds another chapter to his artistic legend.

Is And Always Was is a decided step away from the lo-fi homemade recordings for which Johnston is famous. "Everyone needs to take their demos and go back to the studio," says Daniel.

On this album, Daniel allied with the musician and producer Jason Falkner, who is known for his own stellar solo career as well as his work with Beck, Air, and Paul McCartney. With Jason manning the boards, "Is And Always Was" was a project that aimed to take the rock and roll symphonies in Daniel's prolific musical brain and deliver fully-realized and professionally-produced recorded songs. "He possesses that rare individuality that makes the listener wonder where this music comes from," Falkner says of Daniel Johnston. "It was challenging to make our minds work together but I really found myself immersed in his musical world. It's a unique place to live, that's for sure!""

That snippet of a press release is official confirmation of the new Daniel Johnston album that I mentioned on Thursday. Further proof is the MP3 above, and the cover art and tracklist below...

Daniel Johnston Is and Always Was

Daniel Johnston
Is And Always Was
(Eternal Yip Eye Music / High Wire Music)
Street date: Oct. 6, 2009

Mind Movies
Fake Records Of Rock And Roll
Queenie The Doggie
High Horse
Without You
I Had Lost My Mind
Freedom
Tears
Is And Always Was
Lost In My Infinite Memory
Light Of Day
Also coming soon is a Daniel Johnston "iPhone game that features his art characters and music."

Tickets are still on sale for the October 14th show at Highline Ballroom, and here are all the North American dates again...

Daniel Johnston - 2009 Tour Dates
09/03/09 - Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
09/04/09 - Seattle, WA @ Neumos
09/05/09 - Vancouver, BC @ The Venue
09/07/09 - Calgary, AB @ Knox United Church
09/08/09 - Edmonton, AB @ Meyer Horowitz Theatre
10/02/09 - Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Festival
10/13/09 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
10/14/09 - New York, NY @ Highline Ballroom
10/15/09 - Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
10/16/09 - Montreal, PQ @ UK Fed
10/17/09 - Toronto, ON @ Mod Club
10/22/09 - San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom
10/23/09 - San Diego, CA @ Caines
10/24/09 - Los Angeles, CA @ Henry Fonda Theatre


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Comments (16)

Very exciting. I already have tickets to see him in November, so this could be interesting.

Posted by Neil Cake | August 24, 2009 5:02 AM

the fat fuck needs to lose weight and stop smoking. he is why health insurance is so expensive.

Posted by chucky schumer | August 24, 2009 10:34 AM

My favorite song of him is To Go Home. M. Ward cover is awesome too.

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2009 10:41 AM

hahahha

Posted by Anonymous | August 24, 2009 2:08 PM

Daniel Johnston made another mark. Anyway, I've heard a lot about him. Is the music for free?

Posted by adult games | August 31, 2009 6:53 AM

His songs are pretty cool. I just don't like his lisp but he can't help it, so whatever.

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2009 3:58 PM

Daniel Johnston is where all the terrible musicians of the world meet. Most of them never heard his music. They think it's cool to like a retarded guy who calls himself a serious musician.

He's an insult to the mentally retarded.

Posted by wingwalker77 | October 10, 2009 5:24 PM

THIS GUY SUCKS! WTF?

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2009 5:40 PM

ahhhhhhhhhhhhh shut it

Posted by Anonymous | October 15, 2009 10:10 AM

you people should know before you speak. he is not mentally retarded. he just has problems. you people make me sick.

god bless daniel johnston ...7

Posted by lancelogan | October 16, 2009 2:35 PM

His songs are pretty cool. I just don't like his lisp but he can't help it, so whatever.

Posted by luis vuitton | October 17, 2009 11:54 AM

he's one of the greatest LO-FI musicians. if you don't like him and think he's terrible it's most likely cause you don't respect or enjoy LO-FI music. move on. go listen to bon jovi or U2 or something. stop hatin', we love danny.

Posted by matthew thomas | October 29, 2009 11:23 PM

So Daniel Johnston is where all the terrible musicians of the world meet? You mean like David Bowie, Kurt Cobain, Beck, Death Cab For Cutie, Mercury Rev, Tom Waits, Bright Eyes and so on??
Or could it perhaps be the other way around?

Posted by becky | November 14, 2009 1:41 PM

Just hearing this new album, great stuff!

Posted by Yeshua | March 19, 2010 11:11 AM

People all over the world take the home loans in different banks, just because that is comfortable.

Posted by LangleyTERESA | April 20, 2012 4:05 AM

So Daniel Johnston is where all the terrible musicians of the world meet? You mean like David Bowie, Kurt Cobain, Beck, Death Cab For Cutie, Mercury Rev, Tom Waits, Bright Eyes and so on??
Or could it perhaps be the other way around?

Posted by JessicaSmith | October 24, 2012 6:53 PM

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