Posted in music | tour dates on November 16, 2009

by Andrew Frisicano

DOWNLOAD: Jonathan Richman - Because Her Beauty Is Raw And Wild (WAV) (huge file)

Jonathan Richman @ Bowery Ballroom in June (more by Andrew Frisicano)
Jonathan Richman

Jonathan Richman is prepping the follow-up to his 2008 album Because Her Beauty Is Raw And Wild for a 2010 release on Vapor Records. Like his albums and tours of late, it will be a collaboration with drummer Tommy Larkins.

Coming up, Richman has a short West Coast tour lined up for December. In February, he will be playing three nights at Music Hall of Williamsburg on February 12th, 13th and 14th. Tickets go on sale Friday, November 20th at noon.

Richman and Larkins both produced and played on Vic Chesnutt's Skitter On Take-Off, which was the second album this year from Chesnutt (the other was At the Cut, which featured his touring band - Fugazi's Guy Picciotto and members of Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Silver Mt. Zion).

You can check out Because Her Beauty Is Raw And Wild's title track, posted above as a WAV. The file is uncompressed, to quote Vapor Records, "as a testament to the old uncompressed world of music meant to be experienced in a full range of decibels able to capture a work's intended depth."

Videos of Richman from this earlier year and all tour dates are below...

Jonathan Richman - He Gave Us the Wine to Taste it (live Athens 2009)

Jonathan Richman - No One Was Like Vermeer (Paris october 2009)

Jonathan Richman - 2009/10 Tour Dates
Dec 02 Aladdin Theater, Portland, OR
Dec 03 Capitol Theater, Olympia, WA
Dec 05 142 Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley, CA
Dec 06 Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA
Dec 08 The Mint, Los Angeles, CA
Dec 09 The Mint, Los Angeles, CA
Dec 10 The Mint, Los Angeles, CA
Dec 11 DiPiazza's, Long Beach, CA
Feb 12 Music Hall of Williamsbug, Brooklyn, NY
Feb 13 Music Hall of Williamsbug, Brooklyn, NY
Feb 14 Music Hall of Williamsbug, Brooklyn, NY

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Comments (7)

Jonathan Richman is crazier than Daniel Johnson.

Posted by Anonymous | November 16, 2009 6:49 PM

Great!! i think?

Posted by Srikanth | November 17, 2009 1:52 AM

Richman should have packed in the early 80s while he was ahead. Not anymore he has now become fucking stupid and boring as hell.

Posted by Anonymous | November 17, 2009 8:50 AM

@anon3: unlike your fabulous self, who has continued to make great music for over 3 decades now?

Richman is terrific.

Posted by Richman fan | November 17, 2009 11:53 AM

I fear Jonathan's music will turn even darker with Vic Chesnutt's passing.

Posted by Chris | December 28, 2009 4:38 PM

This is the first time that I have heard this guy play and I can give a critique without any biases to musical preferences...

I think this guy has mad skills on the guitar and the upbeat tune is going to attract a lot of people into listening to this genre of music...Especially those with a taste for southern music...

Posted by boiler breakdown cover | April 3, 2010 5:23 AM

I love Jonathan's music and I was lucky enough to see him perform live, which was incredible.

Posted by Tim Plumber | November 10, 2010 10:51 AM

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