Chicago, IL to Austin, TX transplant Joe Pug is set to release this third LP, Windfall, on 10 March via Lightning Rod Records in the United States and Loose Music in Europe.
In a statement issued via his publicist, Pug explains, "The aim on [Windfall] was very straightforward. We wanted to capture the music just the way we play it, with minimal production. It was a very back to basics approach because ultimately that's what I love about music, and that's what I love about making music. I wanted to record these songs the way they were written and put them out in the world."
In advance of the release, Pug has dropped two singles, “Burn and Shine” and “The Measure,” which are streaming on SoundCloud. “Burn and Shine” is a powerful, literate country rocker that will no doubt draw comparisons to Bob Dylan and Steve Earle, while "The Measure" is, according to Pug, a song inspired in part by Frederic Buechner's novel Godric, which marvels at "every inch of anguish, laid out side by side" but ultimately finds that "All we've lost is nothing to what we've found."
March Tour Dates:
14 March in Norman, OK at Opolis
16 March in Albuquerque, NM at Low Spirits
17 March in Phoenix, AZ at Valley Bar
18 March in San Diego, CA at The Casbah
19 March in Los Angeles, CA at Echo
20 March in San Francisco, CA at The Independent
22 March in Eugene, OR at Sam Bond’s Garage
25 March in Bellingham, WA at The Green Frog
26 March in Vancouver, Canada at Electric Owl
27 March in Seattle, WA at The Crocodile
28 March in Portland, OR at the Aladdin Theatre
29 March in Spokane, WA at The Bartlett
30 March in Missoula, MT at The Top Hat
1 April in Salt Lake City, UT at The State Room