by Andrew Frisicano

DOWNLOAD: Jonathan Richman - Because Her Beauty Is Raw And Wild (WAV) (huge file)

Jonathan Richman @ Bowery Ballroom in June (more by Andrew Frisicano)
Jonathan Richman

Jonathan Richman is prepping the follow-up to his 2008 album Because Her Beauty Is Raw And Wild for a 2010 release on Vapor Records. Like his albums and tours of late, it will be a collaboration with drummer Tommy Larkins.

Coming up, Richman has a short West Coast tour lined up for December. In February, he will be playing three nights at Music Hall of Williamsburg on February 12th, 13th and 14th. Tickets go on sale Friday, November 20th at noon.

Richman and Larkins both produced and played on Vic Chesnutt's Skitter On Take-Off, which was the second album this year from Chesnutt (the other was At the Cut, which featured his touring band - Fugazi's Guy Picciotto and members of Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Silver Mt. Zion).

You can check out Because Her Beauty Is Raw And Wild's title track, posted above as a WAV. The file is uncompressed, to quote Vapor Records, "as a testament to the old uncompressed world of music meant to be experienced in a full range of decibels able to capture a work's intended depth."

Videos of Richman from this earlier year and all tour dates are below...

Jonathan Richman - He Gave Us the Wine to Taste it (live Athens 2009)

Jonathan Richman - No One Was Like Vermeer (Paris october 2009)

Jonathan Richman - 2009/10 Tour Dates
Dec 02 Aladdin Theater, Portland, OR
Dec 03 Capitol Theater, Olympia, WA
Dec 05 142 Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley, CA
Dec 06 Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA
Dec 08 The Mint, Los Angeles, CA
Dec 09 The Mint, Los Angeles, CA
Dec 10 The Mint, Los Angeles, CA
Dec 11 DiPiazza's, Long Beach, CA
Feb 12 Music Hall of Williamsbug, Brooklyn, NY
Feb 13 Music Hall of Williamsbug, Brooklyn, NY
Feb 14 Music Hall of Williamsbug, Brooklyn, NY