Jordie Lane is back from America with his long awaited first full length studio album in 5 years GLASSELLLAND (pronounced Glas-Sell-Land). To celebrate the Australian album release, Jordie Lane embarks on a massive national tour with his new band The Sleepers. Sweeping across Australia’s major capital cities and key regional venues this October and November, show tickets go on sale Thursday 11 August, 9am EST from jordielane.com and via participating venues.
Alongside their album release tour, Jordie Lane & The Sleepers will also appear at upcoming spring festivals including Dashville Skyline, Fremantle Festival, Mullum Music Fest, and Queenscliff Music Festival.
GLASSELLAND was written and produced by Lane alongside co-collaborator and high in demand LA based Songwriter/Producer Clare Reynolds (Timbaland, Haley Reinhart, Greyson Chance). They also took on the insane task of building tear down transitory studios in several spaces in North East Los Angeles and engineering and playing each and every instrument and sound on the album.
The record is a personal account of the way Lane sees the world with an at times tragic and vain or facetious delivery of heavy social themed lyrics, lathered with lush and sometimes frightening sonic landscapes. Jordie explains:
“It felt like fresh start, a time to get back to my youthful ways, approaching music with naivety and fearlessness. There was this sign on a hill, around the corner from our first recording space that stood only 3 metres high, that said GLASSELLLAND in big block letters. It was this ironic take on the original HOLLYWOODLAND sign. Instantly it became the symbol for the album before we’d even started writing. It was like a visual mantra that said: ‘Your dreams are endless!’ But the difference was it was not all glossy and fake Hollywood. It was a mundane, regular working class, real, gritty, neighborhood. Not far from what my hometown of Thornbury was like when I was growing up in Melbourne. Being the producers and engineers, Clare and I learnt how to use the recording gear, and inevitably our lack of knowledge gave us a sense of freedom and the so called “mistakes” gave the record a truth and authenticity that couldn’t be orchestrated any other way.”
When asked about what the record sounds like, producer, Clare ‘Lollies’ Reynolds says:
“Imagine Rufus Wainwright is drinking tequila with Neil Young. In walks Paul McCartney, arm in arm with Neil Finn discussing the demise of human connection. If you can picture that then you’re drawing closer to the space and fanciful world that Jordie and I have created with his new record GLASSELLLAND.”
After Rolling Stone Magazine stated Lane’s 2009 debut Sleeping Patterns “may come to be regarded as one of the most assured records ever by a local artist” and the follow up, Blood Thinner receiving nomination for ‘Best Blues & Roots album’ at the Australian Independent Record Awards in 2011, GLASSELLLAND is sure to rise to the occasion. The album’s first single Frederick Steele McNeil Ferguson achieved steady high rotation on Double J in 2016 along with it’s intensely powerful ‘one camera’ video clip, premiered by Rolling Stone earlier this year.
Lane has also had plenty of love in the USA of late, scoring national airplay on the 26-million subscriber based Sirius-XM Radio, coveted performances on NPR’s ‘Mountain Stage’ and tours with the likes of Grammy winner Ruthie Foster, and Pennsylvania’s, The Stray Birds covering 38 states of America.
The long awaited GLASSELLLAND album release & tour come as a welcome return to the Australian stage for Lane, after his starring role in the stage show of ‘The Beatles: Rubber Soul Revolver’ tour which saw Lane play alongside Marlon Williams and Husky in Australia’s premier concert halls including Sydney Opera House and Hamer Hall last August.
“Frederick Steele McNeil Ferguson, the first single from Lane’s forthcoming third album, was recorded in Northeast LA in a studio that doubled as a kitchen. Its brooding, alt-country vibe is rocked-up even further. It and another new song suggest the album will push Lane well beyond his affable folk-country roots”. (The Music)
“Take pieces of Jeff Tweedy, Ron Sexsmith and Jackson Browne, melt them down in a beautiful crucible of music and you end up with Jordie Lane: a truly diverse folk musician” (FBI Radio)
“A young man with an old soul and an honest sound, harkening back to Gram Parsons and Bob Dylan” (The Bluegrass Situation, USA)
“Holy F#$%, I LOVE THIS RECORD” (Tom Biller, American Grammy winning producer – Kanye West, Fiona Apple, Gomez, Elliot Smith)
Blood Thinner Records & The Harbour Agency presents…
Jordie Lane & The Sleepers
with Special Guests to be announced
29 Sep-1 Oct – LOWER BELFORD – Dashville Skyline, NSW
Fri 28 Oct – MELBOURNE – The Corner Hotel, VIC
Sat 29 Oct – HOBART – Republic Bar, TAS
Tue 1 Nov – FREMANTLE FESTIVAL – St John’s Anglican Church, WA (Duo)
Wed 2 Nov – FREMANTLE – Mojo’s, WA
Thu 3 Nov – ADELAIDE – Jive Bar, SA
Sat 5 Nov – BALLARAT – Sutton’s House Of Music, VIC
Thu 10 Nov – SYDNEY – Newtown Social Club, NSW
Fri 11 Nov – WOLLONGONG – Heritage Hotel, NSW
Sat 12 Nov – CANBERRA – Street Theatre, ACT (Duo)
Thu 17 Nov – BRISBANE – Woolly Mammoth, QLD
Fri 18-20 Nov – MULLUMBIMBY, Mullum Music Fest, NSW
Thu 24 Nov – KYNETON – Major Tom’s, VIC (Duo)
Fri 25-27 Nov – QUEENSCLIFF – Queenscliff Music Festival, VIC
Tickets and info from http://jordielane.com
Current single Frederick Steele McNeil Ferguson:
Official Website: jordielane.com