4/22/2020

New X album "ALPHABETLAND" is available NOW

THE BRAND NEW ALBUM FROM 

X

"ALPHABETLAND"
IS OUT NOW

That's right: X's first new album in 35 YEARS
is available RIGHT NOW via Bandcamp.

Today, on the 40th Anniversary of the release of the landmark album Los Angeles, releases ALPHABETLAND via Bandcamp.  
“When your heart is broken you think every song is about that. These songs were written in the last 18 months & it blows my mind how timely they are,” explained John Doe. “We all want our family, friends & fans to hear our records as soon as it's finished. This time we could do that. Thanks to Fat Possum & our audience.”
The record is available for digital download right now, and the band and their record label are working to get the record available elsewhere as quickly as possible.
John, Exene, DJ & Billy originally entered the studio in Nov 2018 to record fresh material for the first time since 1985’s Ain’t Love Grand.  Five songs were recorded over the course of two days with producer Rob Schnapf. The first of these new songs is the recorded version of an older X song, "Delta 88 Nightmare," which previously was only available as a bonus track on the 2001 reissue of "Los Angeles" in demo form - never as a fully recorded and mixed track. The new version was released as a 7" with the flip side being the newly recorded "Cyrano de Berger's Back,” one of the earliest songs John wrote for the band that became X.  This past January 2020 the band re-entered the studio to finish recording the album, again with Rob Schnapf and seven more original tracks were recorded.
The album cover art is an original painting by Wayne White the Emmy-award winning artist who was set designer on Pee-Wee’s Playhouse for many years. The painting was commissioned through the friendship Wayne has with the band members.
Tour plans are currently on hold until ‘stay at home’ restrictions are lifted.
 ALPHABETLAND Track Listing:
  1. ALPHABETLAND
  2. Free
  3. Water & Wine
  4. Strange Life
  5. I Gotta Fever
  6. Delta 88 Nightmare
  7. Star Chambered
  8. Angel On The Road
  9. Cyrano DeBerger’s Back
  10. Goodbye Year, Goodbye
  11. All The Time In The World

John has been sharing a few songs on his Instagram. Head to John's IGTV to watch.

UPCOMING LIVESTREAMS WITH JOHN DOE
 
Today April 22 @ 1pm Central:
Livestream on KUTX's YouTube or Facebook
---->     John will chat with KUTX's Jody Denberg about ALPHABETLAND

Monday April 27 @ 8pm CT:
Lullaby Sessions on SPIN's Instagram
---->     John will sing songs for about 15 minutes

Thursday May 7 @ 6pm CT:
---->     Livestream with Outpost in the Burbs on John’s Facebook page 
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