Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Cowboy Junkies New Album, The Wilderness, Out Now + MP3

The Cowboy Junkies have a new album out, The Wilderness. It's Volume 4 of The Nomad Seri
es. The full album can be streamed on AOL Music, HERE. We also have for you at the bottom of the post in our MP3 Grab, "Damaged From The Start" from the album and if that wasn't enough for you to feast on, grab "Angels In The Wilderness" using the handy widget.

The group’s Michael Timmin says of the new CD, “The title, The Wilderness, in some odd way seemed to define what these songs were actually “about”: fragility, emptiness, loneliness, beauty, chance, loss, desperation - the delicate balancing act that makes up a life. They are about being lost in the wilderness of age, the wilderness of parenthood, in the wilderness of just trying to find meaning and substance, happiness and truth in ones day to day life. They are about standing alone in middle of it all, breathing in the cold still air and wondering.”

The preceding album, Sing In My Meadow, a collection of songs recorded over a four day period that evokes the psychedelic, blues-inspired forays the band is fond of exploring on stage was hailed by Metromix as “showing yet another side of one of the most versatile, underrated bands of the last 25 years.”

The first volume of the series, Renmin Park, released in 2010, was inspired by Michael Timmins’ two-month stay in China with his family in ‘08 and was called “their most ambitious yet” by The Boston Herald. Demons (2011), the second in the series, is a collection of songs by the late Vic Chesnutt which Canada’s National Post called “…a celebration of both the Junkies and Chesnutt and one of the year's best albums.”

MP3 Grab:
"Damaged From The Start"