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Wesley Stace (who used to go by his stage name John Wesley Harding, but is now using his real name) is set to release a new album, Self-Titled, on September 7 via Yep Rec Records. Two of the songs on the album -- "Stare at the Sun" and "When I Knew" -- were co-written by Wesley for Eleanor Friedberger's Personal Record, and they appear here in alternate versions. You can stream those versions, along with the album tracklist, below.
Wesley will also be taking his Cabinet of Wonders variety show on tour this year. The tour begins in NYC on September 13 at City Winery for a show that includes Decemberists side project Black Prairie, Janeane Garofalo, Keren Ann, Jim Lauderdale, Jon Mooallem, and Jon Ronson. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
The tour also hits City Winery again on October 18 and November 22. Ticket info and the full list of performers are forthcoming for those two. You can check City Winery's site for updates.
All tour dates are listed, along with the song streams and tracklist, below...
Wesley Stace - "Stare at the Sun"
Wesley Stace - "When I Knew"
Wesley Stace - Self-Titled Tracklist:
1. The Dealer's Daughter
2. When I Knew
3. Goodbye Jane
4. Letting Go
5. We Will Always Have New York
6. A Canterbury Kiss
8. Stare at the Sun
9. Only Thing Missing
10. Ride Your Camel
11. Wrong for the Part
12. Pieces of the Past
14. The Wrong Tree
15. The Bedroom You Grew Up In
16. The Woman
Wesley Stace -- 2013 Tour Dates
September 13 New York, NY City Winery*
September 14 Northampton, MA The Parlor Room†
September 15 Somerville, MA Johnny D's†
October 3 Philadelphia, PA World Café Live†
October 6 Stony Brook, NY University Café, Stony Brook Univ.†
October 10 Chicago, IL City Winery*
October 11 Minneapolis, MN Cedar Cultural Center*
October 12 Iowa City, IA The Englert Theatre*
October 18 New York, NY City Winery*
November 7 Seattle, WA Triple Door†
November 9 Portland, OR Mississippi Studios†
November 11 San Francisco, CA Jewish Community Center*
November 13 Santa Barbara, CA Campbell Hall, UCSB*
November 15 Santa Monica, CA McCabe's Guitar Shop†
November 22 New York, NY City Winery*
* Wesley Stace's Cabinet of Wonders
† Wesley Stace headlining performance