Just got some exciting news from Daniel Knox, one of my favorite recent discoveries. His album, Evryman for Himself, is getting an “official” release from Pennsylvania label La Société Expéditionnaire. I and some other fans managed to get hold of the album before this — and I’m already in love with it — but the album has been “revised, remastered and only slightly re-recorded” to become what Daniel considers its definitive form. Now we’ve got two versions for nerds like me to collect and hoard once he becomes as famous as he deserves to be. The official release is scheduled for May. Folks who bought the first version will get a discount on the new one.
Daniel is also planning to tour in the UK with Brett and Rennie Sparks of the Handsome Family and making an appearance at Amanda Stern’s Happy Ending Reading Series in NYC at Joe’s Pub. Late spring shows are planned for Chicago and New York “and more stateside dates to be announced soon.” (It would be awesome if “stateside” includes Austin…)
If you want to get an immediate Daniel Knox fix, check out the amazing album Disaster on Bandcamp. You can stream it, or download it for $1 per song or $8 for the album.
If you’re lucky enough to live in the UK, see if you can catch one of these shows:
05.09.11 SHEFFIELD, UK GREYSTONE
05.10.11 MANCHESTER, UK BAND ON THE WALL
05.11.11 GATESHEAD, UK SAGE (Hall 2)
05.13.11 NORWICH, UK ARTS CENTRE
05.14.11 READING, UK SOUTH STREET ARTS CENTRE
05.15.11 EXETER, UK PHOENIX
05.16.11 BRISTOL, UK THE FLEECE
05.17.11 LONDON, UK TABERNACLE
If you want to see just how crazy I am about Daniel Knox, read the post I wrote back in September: