New Amsterdam Records is excited to announce that Ted Hearne's new album Outlanders, is now available as a digital download. Listen to the album and buy it on Bandcamp here. You can also get it on iTunes, Amazon, and all other major digital retailers.
Outlanders is a personal compendium of songs by Ted Hearne, written over the course of the last eight years, inspired and recorded by some of his favorite New York musicians. In Hearne's characteristic compositional voice, these songs are bold yet intricately layered. They comprise a collage work of contrasting textures and styles, ranging from the rock ballad (Protection) to the synthy (I Mean Well), from the intimate (I Want Never) to the orchestral (Is It Dirty) to the downright operatic (359 Each Time).
The album is a truly collaborative effort, with lyrics by Meghan Deans andTed Hearne (along with a setting of Frank O'Hara's 1965 poem SONG), guest vocals from Bill Carson, Nathan Koci and Leah Coloff, and a showcase of instrumental virtuosity (from Miki Cloud's bluegrass-tinged violin on Shame Campaign, Nathan Koci's sinewy accordion on I Want Never, and Timo Andres's and Ron Wiltrout's thorny interlocking piano/drums duet on 359 Each Time.)