The amazingness of this post might get swallowed by a serious heaping of bitterness but I shall do my best to resist. Last night the greatest living American songwriter not named Brian Wilson played a surprise opening set for Emmylou Harris at the El Rey in Los Angeles. The bitterness I'm trying to suppress has to do with the fact that I live a solid three minute walk away from the El Rey and was unaware of these shenanigans. Either way the end result is worth it as the wonderful Twenty Four Bit has uncovered some video of the new songs Mr. Adams performed.
As of now titles are sparse, with the only assumed name for the video up top "Dirty Rain", which Adams also played at a benefit for 826LA last fall. The new ones may have no names but they are still spectacular so now we can all anxiously wait to hear what the fancy Glyn Johns produced versions will sound like. Unfortunately as of now there is no semblance of a release date, although Adams upcoming European solo tour suggests the songs are pretty complete. I'd write more but I need to clear out my schedule for the 6,452 listens of each new song I now owe myself.