The Baseball Project -- the high-concept rock band formed by Scott McCaughey (Young Fresh Fellows) and Steve Wynn (Dream Syndicate) -- released their third album, titled 3rd, back in March. The record, which also features R.E.M.'s Peter Buck and Mike Mills plus drummer Linda Pitmon, hits on more stories from America's Pastime, including songs about Babe Ruth, Hank Aaron,Lenny Dykstra, and acid-tripping pitcher Dock Ellis. You can stream it at Rdio.
There hasn't been a full tour planned, but The Baseball Project do have some upcoming gigs in New York, including one at NYC's Rough Trade on August 2. Tickets for the Rough Trade show go on sale Friday (5/9) at noon.
That show is one day after playing the Baseball Hall of Fame's 75th Anniversary Weekend in Cooperstown, NY (8/1) with Conor Oberst and his tourmates Dawes on deck as well. Tickets for the Cooperstown show are on sale now. The band also play the Storm King Art Center in New Windsor, NY on July 20.
UPDATE: It's more of an actual tour, it turns out, with a couple week's worth of shows. All dates are listed, along with 3rd artwork and tracklist, below...
The Baseball Project - 3rd tracklist
02. From Nails To Thumbtacks
03. Hola America!
05. The Day Dock Went Hunting Heads
06. To The Veterans Committee
07. Monument Park
08. Box Scores
09. They Don't Know Henry
10. The Babe
11. They Are The Oakland A's
12. Pascual On The Perimeter
13. The Baseball Card Song
14. Extra Inning of Love
15. Larry Yount
16. A Boy Named Cy
17. They Played Baseball
18. Take Me Out To The Ball Game
The Baseball Project - 2014 Tour Dates
July 11 Atlanta, GA The Earl
July 12 Durham, NC All-Star Fan Fest at Durham Bulls Athletic Park
July 17 Washington, DC The Hamilton
July 18 Rehoboth Beach, DE Dogfish Head Brewery
July 19 Ringwood, NJ Live at Drew's
July 20 New Windsor, NY Storm King Art Center
July 22 New London, CT Hygenic Art Park
July 23 Hudson, NY Club Helsinki
July 24 Rochester, NY Party In The Park
July 26 Harrisburg, PA Midtown Arts Center
July 28 Philadelphia, PA World Cafe Live
August 1 Cooperstown, NY Brewery Ommegang
August 2 Brooklyn, NY Rough Trade
August 15 Denver, CO Oriental Theater