- (PHOTO: Jars of Clay)
Jars of Clay will be releasing their eleventh studio album, Inland, on Gray Matters label with distribution through Tone Tree.
Tucker Martine produced the album and Beau Sorenson and Jacquire King mixed it.
Inland can be pre-ordered on iTunes and Amazon.com now and will be available stores on Aug. 27.
Multiple limited-edition pre-order packages are available at www.jarsofclay.com. Packages include limited quantities of a bonus remix collection download, 180 Gram Dual Disc 45 RPM Color Vinyl, tickets to the Inland tour and pre-event guest passes, lyrics handwritten by the band, posters and other autographed memorabilia.
"These are songs for the ordinary days - when life is weighty and uncertain," said Matthew Odmark of the band in a press release. "It is this middle space that we have inhabited over the years. It's where you and I do the gritty work of actually living."
"Inland," the title track, was recently featured as RollingStone.com's free "Daily Download."
Their first video, "After The Fight," features well-known guitarist Adrian Belew.
"We asked Adrian Belew if he'd come in and work his magic," said Dan Haseltine in a press release. "He produced two songs on our first record, but we were too intimidated to let him play guitar. This time he added his big, wild, twanging guitar sound, the reverse solos and all the other effects he's famous for."
"It took a long time to strip away every voice that wasn't ours to make Inland," explained Haseltine. "For me, it's always been about a great song. We want to connect with people who love music for music. That's why created our own label [Gray Matters]."
Tour dates follow:
August 15 BIRMINGHAM, AL WorkPlay Theater
August 16 CHARLOTTE, NC Amos' Southend
August 17 KNOXVILLE, TN Bijou Theater
August 18 CHARLESTON, SC The Music Farm
August 21 GREENVILLE, SC The Handlebar
August 23 JACKSONVILLE, FL Murray Hill Theater
August 24 ORLANDO, FL The Social
August 25 ST. PETERSBURG, FL State Theatre
August 29 NASHVILLE, TN 3rd & Lindsley
September 10 LITTLE ROCK, AR Revolution Music Room
September 11 TULSA, OK The Vanguard
September 12 HUTCHINSON, KS Kansas State Fair
September 13 COLORADO SPRINGS, CO The Black Sheep
September 14 SALT LAKE CITY, UT Urban Lounge
September 15 BOISE, ID Knitting Factory
September 17 SEATTLE, WA Puyallup County Fair
September 18 PORTLAND, OR Aladdin Theater
September 20 SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA SLO Brewing Co.
September 21 PALMDALE, CA Palmdale Amphitheatre
September 22 SANTA ANA, CA The Observatory
September 24 MESA, AZ Mesa Arts Center
September 25 ALBUQUERQUE, NM The Lobo Theater
September 27 DALLAS, TX House of Blues, Cambridge Room
October 23 SPRINGFIELD, MO Gillioz Theatre