Fresh off the success of his recently released album, Single Mothers, Justin Townes Earle announced the companion album Absent Fathers to be released January 12, 2015. Also comprised of 10 tracks, Absent Fathers was recorded alongside Single Mothers as a double album, but as Justin began to sequence it, he felt each half needed to make its own statement and they took on their own identities. A complete track list can be found below.
Single Mothers was released in September 2014 via Loose Music and, combined with Absent Fathers, the double album perfectly showcases exactly why Justin Townes Earle is considered a forefather of Contemporary Americana. Hailed as an album that's "showing the world that alt-country can be pretty dope," (Noisey/Vice), Single Mothers has had great radio success, with plays across the BBC.
The albums were recorded live with his four-piece touring band with only days of rehearsal leading up to recording to keep the ideas fresh. No overdubs, no other singers, no additional players - just a real, heartfelt performance capturing the moment. In fact, his songs "Picture in a Drawer' and 'It's Cold in This House' are only Justin, his guitar and his pedal steel player Paul Niehaus.
The first single taken off the album is 'Call Yo Momma', out on December 15th.
Justin Townes Earle will be touring the UK and Europe in January and February next year.
Absent Fathers Track List
1. Farther From Me
3. Least I Got The Blues
4. Call Ya Momma
5. Day and Night
6. Round the Bend
7. When the One You Love Loses Faith
8. Slow Monday
9. Someone Will Pay
10. Looking For A Place To Land
17 Jan - GLASGOW, Oran Mor (Celtic Connections)
18 Jan - GATESHEAD, Caedmon Hall
19 Jan - MANCHESTER, Band on the Wall
21 Jan - OSLO, John Dee
23 Jan - STOCKHOLM, Sodra Teatern
24 Jan - GOTHENBURG, Pustervik
25 Jan - MALMO, KB
26 Jan - BERLIN, Grüner Salon
28 Jan - HAMBURG, Nochtspeicher
29 Jan - AMSTERDAM, Paradiso
30 Jan - GRONINGEN, Oosterpoort
31 Jan - ROTTERDAM, Rotown
01 Feb - UTRECHT, Tivoli Vredenburg
03 Feb - LEEDS, Brudenell Social Club
05 Feb - BRISTOL, The Tunnels
06 Feb - LONDON, Union Chapel
Listen to 'Call Yo Momma' here: