Joe Pug’s Diving Sun

The Diving Sun by Joe Pug

Joe Pug – Photo: LTTL

Joe Pug – ‘The Diving Sun’

Out March 19, 2021

Step 1 Collect archived session files for a B-sides album.

Step 2 Embark an obsessive remix.

Step 3 A full-on album process with entirely new songs.

The Diving Sun brings together lost gems from Joe Pug’s various studio sessions with producers Duane Lundy (Jim James, Ben Sollee) and Kenneth Pattengale (The Milk Carton Kids, Joy Williams), along with new songs recorded in quarantine. The album is slated for release on March 19, 2021 (via Nation of Heat Records).

“Once I had chosen the archived songs, I realized that there was a narrative running through all of them,” says Pug. “ To complete that narrative, I had to write and record some new songs. But then once I had those new songs recorded, I had to improve the old ones. It was kind of like when you clean one room of your house and the only result is that it makes your other rooms look messier.”

Joe Pug is a singer-songwriter noted for his lyrical acumen and plaintive harmonica style. After dropping out of college in his early twenties, he moved to Chicago where he worked as a carpenter before breaking into the city’s music scene. Since 2008, he has released a string of critically-acclaimed albums and toured heavily in the U.S. and abroad.

Additionally, he is the creator and host of The Working Songwriter podcast (highly recommended by Listening Through The Lens), an interview show that has become a premier destination for songwriters to discuss their craft. Past guests have included Lucinda Williams, Kasey Chambers, Ian Mackaye of Fugazi, Josh Ritter, Kathleen Edwards, and many more.

The Diving Sun Track List

1. Crescent Bridge 
2. Wild Kind of Longing
3. Free Rider
4. Deep End
5. None the Wiser
6. Look Out Desdemona
7. Outlaw
8. Ten Miles of Mercy

Joe Pug – Photo: LTTL



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  1. Thanks for introducing me to Pug’s music and songwriting. Nice treat and I’ll be looking for his album.

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    • So glad you like it. Check out his stunning earlier song “If Still It Can’t Be Found”. Thanks for taking the time to drop a line.

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