Pete Yorn will release his single ‘Sans Fear’ through Because Music on 13th June. Yorn, who recently released his new, eponymously-titled album, begins his UK Tour today. Produced by Frank Black, the album is the follow-up to last year’s brace of releases; ‘Back & Fourth’ and ‘Break Up’ (a collaboration with Scarlett Johansson).
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Pete Yorn, on guitar, vocals and harmonica, will be joined on tour by his band, Mark Noseworthy (guitar), Zak Schaffer (bass) and Scott Seiver (drums).
Tues 17th – Glasgow – King Tuts (www.gigsinscotland.com)
Thurs 19th – London – KCLSU (www.livenation.co.uk)
Fri 20th – Birmingham – Library (www.livenation.co.uk)
Yorn’s new album was recorded on the spur-of-the-moment in the summer of 2008. Yorn was working on material for ‘Back & Fourth’ in Nebraska when he got an email from Black suggesting that they record some tunes. Intrigued by the notion of experimenting with Frank, Yorn hopped on a plane to Salem, OR, where the two set up an impromptu studio. They recorded the album in a mere five days – even though the singer-songwriter-guitarist came down with the flu two days into the process.
“Frank didn’t give a shit about getting sick, so we stayed in the flow,” recalls Yorn. “He has an incredible ability to distil a song down to its core.”
Frank recalls, "Pete told me he wanted to better define himself as an artist. I think he just wanted to rock out. But as we headed down a path of realisation I stripped him down a whole bunch. We battled in the best sort of way. I tried to get the session into a fearless and raw place, and to his artistic credit Pete took his songwriting to a fearless and raw place. This listener will find his or herself sitting right next to Pete on the couch. And the record totally rocks out."