by Andrew Sacher

photo by Vanessa Heins
Daniel Romano

You've already heard two songs off Canadian country singer Daniel Romano's upcoming album, If I've Only One Time Askin', and now we've got a stream of the whole thing ahead of its official release (this Friday, 7/31, via New West Records). Earlier today, we talked about how some 'mainstream' country is having a bit of a moment in the 'indie rock' world. But if you're not familiar with Daniel's music, know that this is not that. He's talked before about how despite loving country as a child, he ditched it for punk rock as a teenager. He came back to country in his 20s, and when he speaks about his influences, he's probably going to bring up songs from the 1940s to the 1960s.

Daniel's music isn't really revivalism either though. If I've Only One Time Askin' doesn't actually sound like it could've come out half a century ago. Production-wise, it's more like a modern indie rock record. (Which makes sense -- we've mentioned before that he formed a label with a member of the Constantines and has collaborated with former Eric's Trip member Julie Doiron.) On this album, Daniel just keeps things raw and real like the outlaws he looks up to, and he puts a lot of attitude in these songs. You can and should check the album out for yourself. It premieres below.

Daniel's on tour now, and he hits NYC this Friday (7/31) at Rough Trade. That show is being opened by Wild Leaves. Tickets are still available.

Full list of dates, with the album stream, below...


Daniel Romano -- 2015 Tour Dates
July 29 - York, PA @ Sign Of The Wagon
July 30 - Vienna, VA @ Jammin' Java
July 31 - Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade
August 1 - Philadelphia, PA @ Milkboy
August 7 - Frontenac Islands, ON @ Wolfe Island Music Festival
August 22 - Eureka, MT @ Down From The Mountain Music Fest
August 23 - Billings, MT @ The Pub Station
August 25 - St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club
August 26 - Madison, WI @ Frequency
August 28 - Welland, ON @ Downtown Summer Music Festival
August 29 - Friendship, IN @ Whispering Beard Folk Fest
September 1 - Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
September 2 - Milwaukee, WI @ Shank Hall
September 3 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Tip Top Deluxe Bar & Grill
September 12 - Raleigh, NC @ Hopscotch Music Fest
September 14 - Boone, NC @ Boone Saloon
September 16 - Knoxville, TN @ Jig & Reel
September 17 - Nashville, TN @ Americana Music Festival
September 18 - Bossier City, LA @ The Stage at Silver Star Smokehouse
September 19 - Bristol, TN @ Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion
September 24 - Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
September 25 - Athens, GA @ Normaltown Hall
September 26 - Waycross, GA @ Gram Parsons Guitar Pull & Tribute Festival
September 30 - Little Rock, AR @ White Water Tavern
October 1 - Fayetteville, AR @ The Lightbulb Club
October 2 - Hot Springs, AR @ Hot Water Hills Festival
October 3 - Dallas, TX @ The Foundry

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