Joe Pug announces TWO Dutch performances in June29-03-2015
Like many singer-songwriters, Joe Pug keeps his career afloat by touring incessantly. However, four consecutive years on the road left the Austin native exhausted and contemplating retirement. With sessions for his third album looming, Pug made the decision to take a sabbatical, heading home to recuperate and rediscover his love of live music. Finally recharged, he booked studio time in mid-2014 to begin work on the follow-up to 2012’s "The Great Despiser". The resulting "Windfall" LP - out on Loose Records - sees Pug face his hardships head-on, as he attempts to “journey further down the highway despite the gloom that seems certain to overtake him.” That dynamic is best exemplified by album opener “Bright Beginnings”: As lush piano and understated guitar create a pristine soundscape, Pug unfurls his struggle to “keep the flame burning” in an increasingly dark and unstable world. Consequense Of Sound premiered the track. Promoting the brandnew album Joe Pug visits The Netherlands this June for TWO shows:
09-06-2015: Borger (NL) @ VanSlag
10-06-2015: Amsterdam (NL) @ Paradiso Noord, Tolhuistuin with Christopher Paul Stelling
Before the release of "Windfall" Joe Pug got a cool shout-out in an issue of NME by Brandon Flowers of The Killers: ""He's an American singer-songwriter and he's 27 or 28 years old, but he sounds fully grown. His song 'If Still it Can't Be Found' is the best thing I've heard in a while. Joe Pug: he's our Jake Bugg." The wistfully-strummed ballad "If Still It Can't Be Found," revealed on Rolling Stone Country was recorded with help from a little mellotron playing by Wilco's Pat Sansone, who turned Pug's initial key-based melody into a striking backdrop for his vulnerable vocals, it showcases the singer's unique and achingly honest point of view that spins lyrics into folk poetry.