Robert Ellis To Release Album Four

Read about the fourth, self-titled Robert Ellis album

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Robert Ellis Self-titled album

June 3 2016

Tour Dates Announced

Robert Ellis is set to return with his eponymous fourth album on June 3 via New West Records.  The eleven-song set is reportedly his most personal statement yet and a summation of his career thus far.

NPR Music described the new album as:

Musically varied, impeccably structured, Robert Ellis recalls the ‘confessional’ songwriters who set the bar in the 1970s, as well as recent Americana landmarks like Jason Isbell‘s Southeastern.  There are traces of Joni Mitchell and Paul Simon on this cohesive work, and the laconic insight that James Taylor offers at his best.

The record was self-produced by Ellis at Sugar Hill Studios in his hometown of Houston, TX with engineer Steve Christensen (Steve Earle) and mixed by John Agnello (Kurt Vile, Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr.)  Robert Ellis will be available on LP, CD, and Digital Download and available for pre-order via Pledge Music.

The video for first single “How I Love You”:

Ellis has also announced his first headline dates in support of the album, kicking off in Houston, TX on June 2 with a free show at Discovery Green.  See all dates below.

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“I felt that in the past year, lots of constructs I took for granted were turned on their head.”  He continued, “With this record, I feel like I’ve gotten to where I can use the material of my own life as a jumping-off point.  But now I can do different things with that material.”

Many of the songs reportedly have an element of melancholy as some of the record revolves around the dissolution of Ellis’ marriage.

The new album follows Ellis’ critically acclaimed 2014 release The Lights From The Chemical Plant read my review.

Robert Ellis Track Listing:

1. Perfect Strangers
2. How I Love You
3. California
4. Amanda Jane
5. Drivin’
6. The High Road
7. Elephant
8. You’re Not The One
9. Screw
10. Couples Skate
11. It’s Not Ok

Robert Ellis On Tour:

June 2nd – Houston, TX Discovery Green (Free Show) Tickets
June 3rd – Austin, TX 3Ten Austin City Limits Tickets
June 4th
– Austin, TX 3Ten Austin City Limits Tickets

June 5th – Dallas, TX Kessler Theatre Tickets
June 7th – St. Louis, MO Off Broadway Tickets
June 8th – Indianapolis, IN The Hi-Fi Tickets
June 10th – St. Paul, MN Turf Club Tickets
June 11th – Davenport, IA Daytrotter Venue Tickets
June 12th – Chicago, IL Schuba’s Tickets
June 13th – Cleveland, OH Beachland Ballroom Tickets
June 15th – Wilkes-Barre, PA Kirby Center Tickets
June 17th – Portland, ME One Longfellow Square
June 18th – Cambridge,, MA The Sinclair Tickets
June 20th – Port Chester, NY Garcia’s Tickets
June 22nd – New York, NY Bowery Ballroom Tickets
June 23rd – Washington, DC The Hamilton Here
June 25th – Philadelphia, PA Milkboy Tickets
June 26th – Pittsburgh, PA Club Cafe Tickets
June 27th – Columbus, OH Rumba Cafe Tickets
June 28th – Louisville, KY Zanzabar Here
June 30th – Charlotte, NC Double Door Tickets
July 1st – Atlanta, GA Terminal West Tickets
July 2nd – Birmingham, AL The Saturn Tickets

July 3rd – Nashville, TN 3rd & Lindsley Presented By Lighting 100 Tickets

*Tom Brosseau supports all shows

 

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