Ryan Adams has revealed his latest studio LP Ryan Adams a week early. Adams had previously unveiled the moody album tracks “My Wrecking Ball” and the Elvira-starring video for the single and album opener “Gimme Something Good.” Adams told Rolling Stone that his 11-song self-titled affair, due out September 9, was inspired by the Smiths and the Velvet Underground as well as his struggles with the inner ear disorder Ménière’s disease.
Adams produced the new album himself in his own PAX-AM studio in Los Angeles, and brought the band he worked with (including co-producer Mike Viola) to this extended World Cafe session. You can listen to Ryan Adams live on NPR World Cafe here. They wound up performing a bunch of songs — including the previously unheard “The Door,” which was to appear on Adams’ unreleased “black hole album.”
“Stay With Me” – Ryan Adams at State Theatre, Portland, ME 7.22.2014
Adams will begin an eight-week tour on September 8th at Washington D.C.’s 9:30 Club, with singer-songwriter Butch Walker joining him beginning October 6th at Seattle’s Paramount Theatre.