For those of you Ryan Adams fans who missed out on the vinyl sale of 1984, not to worry. The 10-track, 30-minute EP is now available to stream, even though the physical release is no longer available. Adams stated that he wanted 1984 to “[pay] homage to the halcyon days of the earliest releases from Dischord, SST, Touch & Go and their ilk.”
The tribute proceeds the arrival of his 14th, self-titled LP on September 9. He shared the first single “Gimme Something Good” in early July and announced tour dates to accompany the album, which marks the first time that the singer will be on the road with a live band since 2009.
The surge of new music follows a three-year hiatus, although Adams was not exactly taking a break. He told The New York Times that during this time, he recorded an album with Glyn Johns that he voluntarily chose not to release, much to the chagrin of Capitol Records. In that same interview, Adams said, “In the three years that nobody heard music from me, I made more music than I’ve ever made.”
The recent output is certainly evidence that he’s been stockpiling songs.
His self-titled LP is due on September 9 via Pax-Am. You can listen to 1984 and check out upcoming tour dates below.
10/01 Santa Barbara, CA @ Arlington Theater
10/05 Portland, OR @ Arlene Schnitzer Hall
10/06 Seattle, WA @ Paramount Ballroom
10/07 Vancouver, BC @ Orpheum Theater
10/09 Edmonton, AB @ Francis Winspear Theater
10/10 Calgary, AB @ Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
10/12 Winnipeg, AB @ Burton Cummings Theater
10/13 Minneapolis, MN @ Northrop at the University of Minnesota
10/14 Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theater
10/16 Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theater
10/18 Ames, IA @ Stephens Auditorium @ Iowa State Center
10/19 St. Louis, MO @ Peabody Opera House
10/20 Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theater