by Andrew Sacher
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...
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