Corb Lund releases “Things That Can’t Be Undone” and tour Europe in January29-10-2015
With his new album "Things That Can't Be Undone" Corb Lund will tour in January through The Netherlands and UK to be followed by another European-wide tour in Spring 2016. Today we're stoked to announce the tourdates for January!
06-JAN: Nijmegen (NL) @ Merleyn
07-JAN: Amsterdam (NL) @ Paradiso
08-JAN: Den Haag (NL) @ Het Paard
10-JAN: Hoorn (NL) @ Het Huis Verloren
13-JAN: Brighton (UK) @ Bleach
14-JAN: Bath (UK) @ Chapel
15-JAN: Glasgow (UK) @ Broadcast
16-JAN: Easton (UK) @ The Moonshine Bar & Theatre
17-JAN: London (UK) @ Upstairs at The Garage
Produced by Dave Cobb and recorded with his long time band The Hurtin’ Albertans (Grant Siemens on electric guitar and lap steel, Kurt Ciesla on bass and Brady Valgardson on drums), "Things That Can’t Be Undone" is a self-assured and mature set of songs that pairs Corb Lund’s characteristically sharp songcraft with a bevy of new sounds, thrusting his mix of earnest Americana, rollicking honky tonk and rousing alt-country to new heights. “I would like to think it’s a healthy balance of pushing our stylistic boundaries and pushing our audience’s ears, but keeping it familiar enough so that they’re not totally alienated,” explains Lund. “I think I’ve trained them by now to expect different things."
The end result is a lively and loose record influenced heavily by ‘60s and ‘70s rock and country and steeped in the kind of narratives Lund is beloved for. The cautionary tale “Talk Too Much” swaggers like a Stones song as Siemens exhibits some searing guitar chops. On “Washed-Up Rock Star Factory Blues,” written with Evan Felker of the Turnpike Troubadours, Lund offers an uproarious response to Johnny Paycheck’s classic “Take This Job and Shove It”: “Here's your backstage pass to the warehouse boiler room/That's what he said as he handed me my broom/Don't be sittin’ down now son, it ain't your break time yet/I guess you’re used to them seventy-five minute sets.” In the powerful “Sadr City” an Eastern influenced psychedelic guitar riff sets that scene for a tragic tale about the Siege of Sadr City, the first big flare-up of sectarian violence in Iraq after Mission Accomplished. The track continues Lund’s tradition of military songs that he began in with his 2007 album Horse Soldier! Horse Soldier!
Corb Lund, a sixth generation rancher, details how life on the ranch has changed due to expansion and greed: “Sometimes right isn't equal, sometimes equal's not fair/There will soon be rows of houses on that ridge over there/Many lifetimes of labor will be all but erased/So shed a tear and look skyward, God help the S Lazy H.”Lund’s previous studio album, 2012’s Cabin Fever, hit #1 in Canada its first week, was certified gold, made the Polaris Music Prize longlist and led to him making big strides in the U.S. In addition to helping him secure a foothold in America, avowed fan Miranda Lambert invited Lund to open several stadium shows for her and Dierks Bentley and record made an impression with the media; raves came fromNPR, Uncut (9 out of 10) the New York Times and the Washington Post, which exclaimed: “Lund is a revelation, laconic and scary smart, with a devil’s eye for details.”