Ed Askew releasing a new album & an archival LP, playing release shows
Psych-folk legend Ed Askew has two releases coming out in the next month or so. The first is an album of new material, Art and Life, due out this Friday (10/27) via Tin Angel Records (pre-order). It features harpist Mary Lattimore, who also played on Ed’s 2013 album For the World, and a duet with folk singer Josephine Foster on closing track “Quartets.” The title track was recently released and we’re now premiering a second song off the album, “Hey Joe,” along with its video (made by El Triunfo). It’s an original song (not the one that Jimi Hendrix, The Byrds, Love, and The Leaves covered), and it first appeared in a more stripped-down form on 2008’s Rainy Day Song. Check out the new song/video below.
Ed’s other upcoming album is an archival release, A Child in the Sun: Radio Sessions 1969–1970, due out November 17 via Drag City (pre-order). The songs recorded in those sessions came from his classic 1968 album Ask the Unicorn and his “lost” 1970 album Little Eyes, which wasn’t released until 2005, plus one previously unreleased song. You can hear the A Child in the Sun version of “Marigolds” (from Ask the Unicorn) below.
Ed is based in NYC, and he has a hometown release show for each upcoming album. He celebrates Art and Life at Trans-Pecos on Thursday (10/26) with New Ones, Colby Nathan (of Dimples), and Hope Simulator Pro (a new project of Jeremiah Nelson) (tickets). He celebrates A Child in the Sun on November 20 at The Park Church Co-Op with New Rose (mem Big Eyes, RIPS) and more TBA (tickets are $10). He also has an Austin show coming up.
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Ed Askew — 2017 Tour Dates
10/26 Trans-Pecos Ridgewood, NY w/ New Ones, Colby Nathan, Hope Simulator Pro
11/4 Beerland Austin, TX w/ Simply Saucer, The Transgressors, P Kellach Waddle
11/20 Park Church Co-Op Brooklyn, NY w/ New Rose and more TBA