Edie Brickell & New Bohemians’ new album "Hunter And The Dog Star" out today

Article Contributed by Sacks and Company | Published on Friday, February 19, 2021

Edie Brickell & New Bohemians’ anticipated new album, Hunter And The Dog Star, is out today via Thirty Tigers. Stream/purchase HERE

Hunter And The Dog Star is the band’s fifth studio album and across eleven new songs, furthers their reputation as an unclassifiable, genre-blending force. Produced by Kyle Crusham and recorded at Arlyn Studios in Austin, TX, the album is already receiving widespread critical acclaim: 

“It’s so evidently an album made with a universal love and devotion…a fantastic record”

“a remarkably uplifting effort…the songs soar on the strength of their effusive arrangements and sparkling, shimmering melodies” ★★★★—American Songwriter

“a welcome return statement from a band that should never be counted out…There’s a special bond between these musicians, and it feels revitalized and fresh here”—Americana Highways 

“There’s a chemistry with New Bohemians that never went away and the songs on Hunter and the Dog Star are as fresh, buoyant and funny as any the band has ever laid down.”
—Associated Press 

“groovy, conscious, relevant songs”—Blue Ridge Outdoors

“There’s a thoughtfulness to things, a sensitivity to each band member’s contributions to songs, and a measured reflection in themes and use of genre.”—Glide

“confident and energized…Hunter and the Dog Star shows again that the Bohemians have plenty to say with their music”—MediaNews Group

“Hunter and the Dog Star is a multi-textured musical journey offering us a view of Edie Brickell & New Bohemians’ rich lyrical and musical ingenuity.”—No Depression

“hopscotches gleefully across the musical spectrum…might be New Bohemians’ most eclectic album yet”—The Dallas Morning News

“energetic and compelling”—XPN’s The Key 

In addition to Brickell (vocals, guitars), Crusham (background vocals, mellotron, piano, Rhodes, synthesizer) and the New Bohemians—Brandon Aly (drums), John Bush (drums, percussion), Brad Houser (bass, synthesizer), Matt Hubbard (background vocals, organ, piano, synthesizer, wurlitzer) and Kenny Withrow (bass, guitars, synthesizer), the new album also features Burton Lee (pedal steel) as well as background vocals from Kelly Micwee and Alice Spencer. 

Hunter And The Dog Star is the band’s first release since 2018’s Rocket—a record that marked a major return for the group following a twelve-year hiatus and was released to widespread critical praise. Of the album, Associated Pressdeclared, “a triumphant return…their joy in recording together again is clear on Rocket, a record that touches on a variety of musical styles with ease,” while NPR’s World Café proclaimed, “explosively joyful” and the Austin American Statesman praised, “a beautiful, inspiring, sensational album.” Since forming in Dallas in the mid-1980s, the band has toured extensively across the country and had their music featured in several hit shows including Miami Vice, Girls, ColdCase, Ugly Betty, Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later, American Dad! and more. 


1. Sleeve

2. Don’t Get In The Bed Dirty

3. I Don’t Know

4. Stubborn Love

5. Rough Beginnings

6. Tripwire

7. Horse’s Mouth

8. I Found You

9. Miracles

10. Evidence

11. My Power