New Album ‘Lost Time’ Out September 18 On Yep Roc Records

DAVE ALVIN + PHIL ALVIN MAKE UP FOR ‘LOST TIME’ ON NEW ALBUM,
OUT SEPTEMBER 18 ON YEP ROC RECORDS

FOLLOW UP TO GRAMMY-NOMINATED 1ST ALBUM IN 30 YEARS
‘COMMON GROUND’; LISTEN TO LEAD CUT “WORLD’S IN A BAD CONDITION” VIA WALL STREET JOURNAL

“Lost time is not found again.” This ancient idiom is at the heart of brothers Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin’s long, tumultuous relationship. However, in Dave’s own words, “Sometimes Fate, or God or the Universe, gives you a rare chance to prove an old saying is wrong.” The brothers’ new album, appropriately titled ‘Lost Time’ (September 18/Yep Roc Records), does just that. Listen to lead track “World’s In A Bad Condition” now via the Wall Street Journal: http://on.wsj.com/1NgR2Wx

Over ‘Lost Time’s’ twelve tracks, Dave and Phil pay homage to a number of artists and songs that had an early, formative influence, in Dave’s words “the masters of the Blues, the most transcendental form of American music.” Everyone from Lead Belly to James Brown is represented, but the figure who looms largest on the album, and in the brothers’ own musical journey, is Big Joe Turner. The Alvins met Big Joe as teenagers, and he would mentor them for the remainder of his life. They remain his humble students, and cut four Turner songs for ‘Lost Time.’

If their GRAMMY-nominated 2014 album ‘Common Ground’ was the sound of a partnership rekindled, ‘Lost Time’ is a four-alarm fire. Dave’s guitar work slithers and stings as never before, and Phil’s feral howl cuts to the core. Dave and Phil both sing and play guitar throughout ‘Lost Time,’ and are joined by a crack band including Lisa Pankratz (drums), Brad Fordham (bass), and Chris Miller (guitar).

The Alvin brothers founded seminal early LA punk roots band The Blasters in 1979, and after Dave left the group in 1986, they did not record an album together again until ‘Common Ground.’ In addition to its Grammy nomination, that record earned wide critical acclaim, and features with NPR’s Fresh Air, The LA Times, Wall Street Journal and more.

‘Lost Time’ is available for pre-order now from Yep Roc Records: http://bitly.com/dAPAB

Dave and Phil will tour extensively behind ‘Lost Time’ with Dave’s band The Guilty Ones. Full itinerary below, more dates to be added. Check http://www.davealvin.net/ for updates.

‘Lost Time’ tracklist:
1. Mister Kicks
2. World’s In a Bad Condition
3. Cherry Red Blues
4. Rattlesnakin’ Daddy
5. Hide and Seek
6. Papas On The House Top
7. In New Orleans (Rising Sun Blues)
8. Please Please Please
9. Sit Down Baby
10. Wee Baby Blues
11. Feeling Happy
12. If You See My Savior

Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin with The Guilty Ones Tour Dates:
6/30 – Vancouver, BC – Electric Owl
7/2 – Bainbridge, WA – The Treehouse Café
7/3 – Seattle, WA – Tractor Tavern
7/4 – Portland, OR – Waterfront Blues Festival
9/16 – Denver, CO – Soiled Dove
9/18 – Salt Lake City, UT – The State Room
9/19 – Salt Lake City, UT – The State Room
9/20 – Garden City, ID – Visual Arts Collective
9/23 – Spokane, WA – Chateau Rive At The Flour Mill
9/25 – Grants Pass, OR – Rogue Theatre
9/26 – Napa, CA – City Winery – Napa
9/27 – Grass Valley, CA – The Center for the Arts
9/30 – Quincy, CA – Town Hall Theatre
10/1 – Sacramento, CA – Harlow’s
10/2 – Santa Cruz, CA – Moe’s
10/8 – Minneapolis, MN – Dakota
10/9 – Minneapolis, MN – Dakota
10/10 – Stoughton, WI – Stoughton Opera House
10/11 – Springfield, IL – Donnie’s Homespun
10/13 – Evanston, IL – SPACE
10/15 – St. Louis, MO – Off Broadway
10/16 – Nashville, TN – City Winery Nashville
10/17 – Atlanta, GA – The Earl
10/18 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
10/20 – NYC, NY – City Winery
10/22 – Bay Shore, NY – Boulton Center For The Performing Arts
10/23 – Shirley, MA – Bull Run
10/24 – Northampton, MA – Academy of Music
10/25 – Beacon, NY – Towne Crier
10/27 – Brighton, NY – Downstairs Cabaret at Winton Place
10/28 – Albany, NY – The Hollow
10/29 – Philadelphia, PA – World Cafe Live
10/30 – Annapolis, MD – Ram’s Head
10/31 – Alexandria, VA – Birchmere
11/5 – Austin, TX – Continental Club
11/6 – Houston, TX – Continental Club Houston
11/7 – Dallas, TX – Kessler Theatre
11/12 – Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up
11/13 – Pioneertown, CA – Pappy & Harriet’s
11/14 – W. Hollywood, CA – Troubadour
11/20 – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
11/21 – Santa Barbara, CA – Lobero Theatre

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