The Milk Carton Kids’ The Only Ones Out October 1

Article Contributed by Sacks and Company | Published on Friday, September 6, 2019

Critically acclaimed The Milk Carton Kids return with The Only Ones, out October 18 via the band’s own Milk Carton Records imprint in partnership with Thirty Tigers. The release follows 2018’s All the Things That I Did and All the Things That I Didn't Do, dubbed “practically irresistible” by NPR.

In celebration of the forthcoming release, the lead single, “The Only Ones” alongside “I Meant Every Word I Said,” are available today. Listen/share HERE and HERE.

The new project speaks to the core of what The Milk Carton Kids are about musically—the duo. Off the heels of their last, full band effort, The Only Ones brings them back to their roots.

Before touring the U.S. this fall on their “A Night with the Milk Carton Kids in Very Small Venues at Very Low Ticket Prices Tour” in support of the new music, The Milk Carton Kids will host the 18th annual Americana Honors & Awards for the second year in a row. The awards show takes place on September 11 at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. Further appearances include a set at Americanafest, and performances at Boston’s Brighton Music Hall and New York City’s Zankel Hall. The intimate shows put them back into small venues where they started, with the special bonus of all ticket prices under twenty dollars. Tickets are available for purchase at See below for a complete tour itinerary.

Founded in 2011, The Milk Carton Kids swiftly emerged as a major force in the American folk tradition, blending ethereal harmonies and intricate musicianship with a uniquely powerful brand of contemporary songcraft. 2013’s ANTI-debut, The Ash & Clay, proved their national breakthrough, earning The Milk Carton Kids their first Grammy Award nomination, for “Best Folk Album.” A second Grammy nomination for “Best American Roots Performance” followed in 2015, honoring “The City of Our Lady,” from The Milk Carton Kids’ acclaimed third studio album, Monterey.


1. I Meant Every Word I Said

2. I’ll Be Gone

3. The Only Ones

4. My Name Is Ana

5. As the Moon Starts to Rise

6. About the Size of a Pixel

7. I Was Alive


September 12 at 8:35pm—Music City Roots at Yee-Haw Brewing, Nashville, TN

A Night with the Milk Carton Kids in Very Small Venues at Very Low Ticket Prices Tour

October 3                                                 Bakersfield, CA                    Buck Owens' Crystal Palace

October 4                                               San Francisco, CA                      Hardly Strictly Bluegrass

October 5                                                  San Rafael, CA                                 Terrapin Crossroads

October 13-16                                            Walland, TN                                     Music & Mixology

October 28                                               Washington, DC                                U Street Music Hall

October 29                                              Philadelphia, PA                                         Boot & Saddle

October 30                                                  Boston, MA                                   Brighton Music Hall

November 1                                              New York, NY                                             Zankel Hall*

November 13                                         Salt Lake City, UT                                            State Room

November 14                                              Denver, CO                                                   Globe Hall

November 15                                          Los Angeles, CA                                           Lodge Room

November 18                                              Portland, OR                                    Mississippi Studios

November 19                                              Seattle, WA                                            Tractor Tavern

November 21                                               Chicago, IL                                                           Space

November 23                                             Nashville, TN                                           Basement East

January 23                                                  Brighton, UK                        St. Bartholomew’s Church

January 24                                               Birmingham, UK                          Birmingham Town Hall

January 25                                                   Bristol, UK                                                          Thekla

January 27                                                  Glasgow, UK                                     Celtic Connections

January 28                                                    Leeds, UK                            City Varieties Music Hall

January 29                                           Newcastle upon Tyne          Tyne Theatre and Opera House

*with Roseanne Cash