Posted in music | tour dates on February 5, 2014

by Andrew Sacher

Diane Cluck

Folk singer Diane Cluck hasn't released an album since 2006's Monarcana, but that will finally change this year with Boneset, which is out March 4 (pre-order) via Important Records, also home to Noveller, Emily Jane White and others. The eight years off from releasing albums hasn't taken a negative toll on her music at all, on the couple songs we've heard from the new album, Diane sounds as inspired as ever. If anything, the new songs are more delicate and melodic than her past couple releases which leaned more towards the freak folk scene which was still a big thing at the time. The songs are still raw and somber though, a far cry from the kinds of post-Mumford bands that get tagged as "indie folk," more in line with the excellent albums we've already gotten (or are soon to get) this year from Marissa Nadler, Angel Olsen, Hiss Golden Messenger, and Sun Kil Moon.

The record's newest single, "Heartloose," makes its premiere in this post, and you can stream that, along with the first single, "Sara," below.

Diane will also be touring surrounding the release, and that tour includes a NYC show happening on March 27 at Rockwood Music Hall. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

All dates are listed, along with both streams, below...

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Diane Cluck - "Heartloose"

Diane Cluck - "Sara"

Diane Cluck -- 2014 Tour Dates
Feb 22 Hudson, NY - The Spotty Dog
Feb 27 Los Angeles, CA -Echo Country Outpost
Mar 01 Sacramento, CA - Third Space Sattelite
Mar 02 Arcata, CA - Mazzotti's
Mar 04 Portland, OR - Blue Monk
Mar 05 Olympia, WA - The Northern
Mar 06 Seattle, WA - Gallery 1412
Mar 10 San Francisco, CA - The Chapel
Mar 11 Santa Barbara, CA - Biko Garage
Mar 21 Charlottesville, VA -BON Coffee
Mar 22 Philadelphia, PA - Rigby Mansion/ FOLKADELPHIA
Mar 23 Harrisburg, PA - MakeSpace
Mar 24 Lancaster, PA - The Seed
Mar 27 New York, NY - Rockwood Music Hall
Mar 28 Montague, MA - Montague Bookmill
Mar 29 Providence, RI - Columbus Theatre
Mar 30 Biddeford, ME - The Oak + The Ax

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Comments (12)

"Heartloose" sounds eerily like Mirah's "Don't Die in Me."

Posted by D | February 5, 2014 1:09 PM

If you followed Diane even the slightest bit, or did even the most basic of research (like, oh, visiting her website), you'd realize that it hasn't been 8 years since she's produced new music. These songs have all been released before over the last several years in her "song of the week" club on her website. This "new" album is just a collection of the best of those songs. "Heartloose" (the "new" single) for instance, was released on her website two years ago.

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2014 1:11 PM

Cluck cluck said the chicken

Posted by Bart edge | February 5, 2014 1:11 PM

Even with all their instruments turned off, The Red Hot Chili Peppers are still better than Phish.

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2014 1:20 PM

thanks 111, but we don't give a cluck

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2014 1:49 PM

@anon 1:11: The recordings and arrangements on Boneset are brand new, recorded professionally with her cellist and drummer.

Her ongoing song project features early home versions of (some of) these songs as they were first conceived, released only to subscribers. These are different versions, and some different songs besides.

Posted by bigears | February 5, 2014 4:04 PM

The songs aren't brand new, as this post implies. The songs are in some cases several years old, correct?

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2014 4:24 PM

did someone say "bone"?

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2014 4:55 PM

If you have a chance see her live. Powerful vocals and uncommon songwriting and tremendous emotion and plainspoken honesty. I've loved Diane's songs since seeing her parlay for a few minutes at Sidewalk Cafe over a decade ago.

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2014 7:58 PM

111 rustled jimmies

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2014 11:10 AM

Cluckshop she ruled with Handers, Handers Nilsson.

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2014 2:38 AM

I never knew anything could be this good

Posted by Tracey | February 10, 2014 2:14 PM

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