New Album For Robert Ellis

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Robert Ellis has released the 11-song eponymous album, his fourth to date, available now via New West Records.

The new album was self-produced by Ellis at Sugar Hill Studios in his hometown of Houston, Texas with engineer Steve Christensen (Steve Earle) and mixed by John Agnello (Kurt Vile, Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr.)

Robert Ellis will be available on LP, CD, and digital download and the album pre-sale will begin at 12 pm EST today via Pledge Music. Ellis has also announced his first headline dates in support of the album. (Please see dates below).

Robert Ellis opens with ‘Perfect Strangers,’ a meditation on what brings people together (and how tenuous that connection can be), and ends with It’s Not OK,’ a raw look at emotional compromise.

Included on the album is the first single, ‘How I Love You.’

Ellis states, “I felt that in the past year, lots of constructs I took for granted were turned on their head.”

He continues, “With this record, I feel like I’ve gotten to where I can use the material of my own life as a jumping-off point. But now I can do different things with that material.”

The new album follows Ellis’ critically acclaimed 2014 release, The Lights From The Chemical Plant. Racking up multiple year-end accolades, NPR selected it as one of their 50 Favorite Albums of 2014, calling him a ‘major sonic storyteller’ and Rolling Stone called it ‘a fully realized masterpiece.’ Esquire declared it one of the best of the year and Buzzfeed hailed him as one of ’25 New Artists You Need In Your Life In 2015.’
Robert Ellis Track Listing:

1. Perfect Strangers
2. How I Love You
3. California
4. Amanda Jane
5. Drivin’
6. The High Road
7. Elephant
8. You’re Not The One 9. Screw
10. Couples Skate
11. It’s Not OK

‘Robert Ellis’ is available now via New West Records \ Warner Music Australia

UPCOMING TOUR DATES

June 20 – Garcia’s w/ Tom Brosseau – Port Chester, NY

June 22 – Bowery Ballroom w/ Tom Brosseau – New York, NY

June 23 – The Hamilton w/ Tom Brosseau – Washington, DC

June 25 – Milkboy w/ Tom Brosseau – Philadelphia, PA

June 26 – Club Café w/ Tom Brosseau – Pittsburgh, PA

June 27 – Rumba Café – w/ Tom Brosseau – Columbus, OH

June 28 – Zanzabar w/ Tom Brosseau – Louisville, KY

June 30 – Double Door w/ Tom Brosseau – Charlotte, NC

July 01 – Terminal West w/ Tom Brosseau – Atlanta, GA

July 02 – The Saturn w/ Tom Brosseau – Birmingham, AL

July 03 – Lightning 100 Sunday Night @ 3rd And Lindsley w/ Tom Brosseau – Nashville, TN

July 17 – Valley Bar – Phoenix, AZ

July 18 – The Casbah – San Diego, CA

July 20 – Liberty – Temecula, CA

July 21 – The Echoplex w/ Leslie Stevens – Los Angeles, CA

July 23 – Slim’s – San Francisco, CA

July 25 – Dante’s – Portland, OR

July 26 – Tractor Tavern w/ Sam Outlaw – Seattle, WA

July 28 – The Bartlett – Spokane, WA

July 29 – The Olympic Venue – Boise, ID

July 30 – Canyons Resort – Park City, UT

July 31 – Larimer Lounge – Denver, CO

August 04 – Icon Lounge – Sioux Falls, SD

Brian Wise

Brian Wise was the Editor of Addicted To Noise‘s Australian site from 1997 – 2002. The site won two ONYA Awards as Best Online Music Magazine in 1999 & 2000. He has also been Editor since its reincarnation in 2013. He also presents the weekly music interview program Off The Record on 102.7 Triple R-FM (rrr.org.au) in Melbourne. It is networked to 45+ stations across Australia on the Community Radio Network and is a four-time winner of the Best Music Program Award from the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia. In 2012, it was nominated as a finalist in the Excellence in Music Programming category. Brian was also the Founding Editor & Publisher of Rhythms Magazine and is now its Senior Contributing Editor.

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