Beloved singer-songwriter Pete Yorn announces Caretakers his first solo album in three years and his most spontaneous collection to date out August 9 via his new label Shelly Music. Produced with Jackson Phillips of the celebrated indie rock band Day Wave, the album finds Yorn trusting his gut and working from instinct more than ever before. Many of the tracks were written and recorded start-to-finish in a prolific series of single-day sessions that balanced freewheeling exploration with careful, deliberate craftsmanship. Consequence Of Sound calls the new music “entirely entertaining;” listen to the full interview HERE. Last week, Thrasher Magazine premiered the “dreamy” retro skate video for “Can’t Stop You.” Watch that HERE.
“Calm Down,” the first single off Caretakers was released earlier this month. Watch the lyric video HERE.
“These songs are designed to grow with you,” explains Yorn. “They’re all anchored in particular moments, but they blast off from there, so what they mean to you on any given day might evolve. They’re built to have that flexibility.”
Earlier this year, Yorn performed a string of SOLD OUT shows on his “You and Me” solo acoustic tour including the famous Troubadour in his adopted hometown of Los Angeles. Denver’s Westword praised Yorn’s music, calling it “irresistible." Yorn also stopped by the acclaimed ACL Live in Austin, TX for a session and taped a Skyline session at Houston Public Media. Watch Pete perform “Calm Down” and “Can’t Stop You” on Houston Public Media HERE.
Caretakers Track List
I Wanna Be The One
Can’t Stop You
Idols (We don’t ever have to say goodbye)
Do You Want To Love Again
A Fire In The Sun
Yorn is equally indebted to Bruce Springsteen’s blue-collar introspection as Lou Reed’s deadpan stream-of-consciousness. He first broke out in 2001 with his extraordinary Columbia Records debut, Musicforthemorningafter, which was hailed by NPR as one of the year’s finest and Rolling Stone praised it as “atmospheric, gently lit by sunlight and regret.” In the decades that followed, Yorn solidified his status as a songwriters’ songwriter, releasing five more solo albums and collaborating in the studio with everyone from Frank Black and Peter Buck to Liz Phair and Scarlett Johansson (Yorn and Johansson’s joint 2009 release, ‘Break Up,’ went Platinum in France). Yorn has performed on a plethora of TV shows including Letterman, Fallon, Kimmel, Ellen and more; as well as sharing the stage on tours with artists as varied as R.E.M., Coldplay, My Morning Jacket, Foo Fighters and The Dixie Chicks, and festival slots from Coachella and Bonnaroo to Glastonbury and Austin City Limits.