New Carll disc due in February '11
Thursday, October 28, 2010
– Hayes Carll's, new album "KMAG YOYO," will be out Feb 15, 2011. "KMAG YOYO," a military acronym (which stands for Kiss My Ass Guys You're On Your Own), was produced by Brad Jones and is the follow-up to Carll's well-received label debut, "Trouble In Mind" (2008) which Jones also produced.
Carll performed some of the new tracks from the upcoming album on his recent appearance on the PBS concert series Austin City Limits which will begin airing the week of Oct. 30. Carll shares the episode with Robert Earl Keen.
On Nov. 9, Carll will release Grateful For Christmas, a holiday-themed track from the CD to all digital partners for purchase. On the same day, fans can pre-order the CD via HayesCarll.com and receive Grateful For Christmas for free with their album order.
Carll received attention for the song She Left Me For Jesus, which won the Americana Music Award for Song of the Year (2008). This past September, Carll won the Americana Music Award for New/Emerging Artist of the Year.
This winter, Carll tours with the Old 97s, stopping in Nashville, Philadelphia and three nights in New York City.
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The Houston-bred, Austin-based Hayes Carll is a true Texas troubadour. He stocks his four full-length (and second for Lost Highway) with character-rich tales full of humor and heartache. While there is nothing radically new in this set of shaggy dog songs, Carll continues to reveal his terrific way with words, making his music come vibrantly to life.
There's a sense of Carll (or at least characters) pondering growing up and looking for something more out of life throughout this disc. »»»
Trouble in Mind
Lovers, hangovers, gigs and gals - these are just a sampling of subjects Hayes Carll covers on his major-label debut. Following his successful sophomore disc "Little Rock" (2004), which became the first self-released disc to make it to number 1 on the Americana Music Chart, the 32-year-old Texan troubadour returns with a tour de force.
Carll opens with "Drunken Poets Dream," where Carll's woman "likes to lay naked and be gazed upon" and "wine bottles are »»»
Hayes Carll is an Arkansas native whose country-rock compositions recall the sounds of Steve Earle or Todd Snyder. His second album was produced by the legendary R.S. Field and features songs co-written by Guy Clark, John Evans and Ray Wylie Hubbard as well as several enjoyable original numbers from Carll's talented pen.
The album contains some amazing moments, particularly "Down The Road Tonight," a countrified modernization of Bob Dylan's "Subterranean Homesick Blues." Moreover, "Wish I Hadn't »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk
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