The Baseball Project -- the Great American Pastime-obsessed supergroup of Steve Wynn (The Dream Syndicate), R.E.M. members Peter Buck and Mike Mills, along with Scott McCaughey (Young Fresh Fellows, R.E.M.) and Linda Pitmon (Filthy Friends, Alejandro Escovedo) -- have announced details of their new album, Grand Salami Time, which will be out June 30 via Omnivore Recordings. Check out the artwork and tracklist below.

Grand Salami Time is The Baseball Project's first album in nearly a decade, and was produced by Mitch Easter, who produced R.E.M.'s Chronic Town EP and co-produced their first two albums. It was recorded live in the studio with the entire band playing together, and also features contributions from Stephen McCarthy (The Long Ryders) and Steve Berlin (Los Lobos).

The album includes last year's single "The Voice of Baseball," and they've just shared a new song, "Journeyman," which Wynn co-wrote with Buck. “I was in a hotel room just outside of Buffalo when I got an email from Peter with an instrumental version of this song,” says Wynn. “The words came immediately, not surprising since a veteran musician stringing together a series of one-night stands has more than a little in common with a left-handed relief specialist who plays for a dozen teams in a workmanlike career.  Extra points for anyone who picked up on the Walter White quote.” Listen to "Journeyman" below.

You can catch The Baseball Project on tour in August, including dates opening for Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit and headline shows like NYC's Brooklyn Made on 8/18. They've added more shows since our last post and updated dates are listed below.

attachment-Baseball Project - Grand Salami Time OV-517
loading...

Grand Salami Time!:
1. Grand Salami Time
2. The Yips
3. Screwball
4. Uncle Charlie
5. Journeyman
6. Erasable Man
7. New Oh In Town
8. Disco Demolition
9. Stuff
10. The All or Nothings
11. That’s Living
12. 64 and 64
13. Having Fun
14. Fantasy Baseball Widow
15. The Voice of Baseball

The Baseball Project – 2023 Tour Dates
August 8 - Birmingham, AL - Saturn
August 9 - Atlanta, GA - Terminal West
August 10 - Athens, GA - 40 Watt
August 11 - Charleston, SC - Music Farm
August 12 - St. Augustine, FL - St. Augustine Amphitheater *
August 13 - Myrtle Beach, SC - House of Blues *
August 15 - Carrboro, NC - Cat’s Cradle
August 16 - Richmond, VA - Richmond Music Hall
August 17 - Washington, D.C. - The Hamilton
August 18 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Made
August 19 - Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair
August 20 - Ridgefield, CT - The Ridgefield Playhouse
August 22 - Philadelphia, PA - World Cafe Live
August 23 - Pittsburgh, PA - Thunderbird Music Hall
August 24 - Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom
August 25 - Kalamazoo, MI - Bell’s Beer Garden
August 26 - Indianapolis, IN - Deluxe @ Old National Centre
August 27 - Evanston, IL - Space
August 28 - Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall
August 31 - Evanston, IL - Space
September 1 - Louisville, KY - The Whirling Tiger
September 2 - Memphis, TN - Overton Park Shell

* with Jason Isbell

More From Brooklyn Vegan