ONE OF AUSTRALIA’S MUCH LOVED SONGWRITERS, JORDIE LANE RETURNS WITH‘GLASSELLLAND’. A BOLD & ADVENTUROUS NEW RECORD THAT SEES LANE EXTEND HIS MUSICAL BOUNDARIES FAR BEYOND HIS PREVIOUS ACCLAIMED FOLK & ALT COUNTRY SOUND.
Jordie Lane is back from America with his long awaited first full length studio album in 5 years, GLASSELLLAND, (pronounced Glas-Sell-Land).
Released in Australia/New Zealand on Friday 16th September through Lane’s own label, Blood Thinner Records via MGM Distribution.
To celebrate the Australian album release, Jordie Lane embarks on a massive National tour with the formation of his new band, The Sleepers. Taking in all major cities and various regional centres, tickets for all shows are on sale Thursday 11 August, 9am EST from http://jordielane.com participating venues.
Along with headline shows across the country, Jordie Lane & The Sleepers will also appear at several upcoming spring festivals,Dashville Skyline, Fremantle Festival, Mullum Music Fest, and Queenscliff Music Festival.
Glassellland was written and produced by Lane himself, with co-collaborator and in demand Songwriter/Producer Clare Reynolds (Timbaland, Haley Reinhart, Greyson Chance). They also took on the insane task of building tear down transitory studios in several spaces in North East Los Angeles and engineering and playing every single instrument and sound on the album. The record is a personal account of the way Lane sees the world with an at times tragic and vain or facetious delivery of heavy social themed lyrics, lathered with lush and sometimes frightening sonic landscapes.
Jordie explains it:
“It felt like fresh start, a time to get back to my youthful ways, approaching music with naivety and fearlessness. There was this sign on a hill, around the corner from our first recording space that stood only 3 metres high, that said GLASSELLLAND in big block letters. It was this ironic take on the original HOLLYWOODLAND sign. Instantly it became the symbol for the album before we’d even started writing. It was like a visual mantra that said: ‘Your dreams are endless!’ But the difference was it was not all glossy and fake Hollywood. It was a mundane, regular working class, real, gritty, neighborhood. Not far from what my hometown of Thornbury was like when I was growing up in Melbourne. Being the producers and engineers, Clare and I learnt how to use the recording gear, and inevitably our lack of knowledge gave us a sense of freedom and the so called “mistakes” gave the record a truth and authenticity that could’t be orchestrated any other way.”
When asked about what the record sounds like, producer, Clare ‘Lollies’ Reynolds says: “Imagine Rufus Wainwright is drinking tequila with Neil Young. In walks Paul McCartney, arm in arm with Neil Finn discussing the demise of human connection. If you can picture that then you’re drawing closer to the space and fanciful world that Jordie and I have created with his new record GLASSELLLAND.”
After Rolling Stone Magazine stated Lane’s 2009 debut Sleeping Patterns “may come to be regarded as one of the most assured records ever by a local artist” and the follow up, Blood Thinner receiving nomination for ‘Best Blues & Roots album’ at the Australian Independent Record Awards in 2011, GLASSELLLAND is sure to rise to the occasion, with the first single ‘Frederick Steele McNeil Ferguson’ achieving steady high rotation on Double J radio in 2016 along with it’s intensely powerful ‘one camera’ video clip, premiered on Rolling Stone earlier this year.
Lane has also had plenty of love in the USA of late, scoring National airplay on the 26 Million subscriber based Sirius-XM Radio, coveted performances on NPR’s ‘Mountain Stage’ and tours with the likes of Grammy winner Ruthie Foster, and Pennsylvania’s, The Stray Birds covering 38 states of America.
The long awaited Glassellland Album Release & Tour come as a welcome return to the national stage for Lane, after his starring role in the stage show of The Beatles: Rubber Soul Revolver’ tour which saw Lane play alongside Marlon Williams and Husky in Australia’s premier concert halls including Sydney Opera House and Hamer Hall last August.
“Frederick Steele McNeil Ferguson, the first single from Lane’s forthcoming third album, was recorded in Northeast LA in a studio that doubled as a kitchen. Its brooding, alt-country vibe is rocked-up even further. It and another new song suggest the album will push Lane well beyond his affable folk-country roots”.
– The Music
“Take pieces of Jeff Tweedy, Ron Sexsmith and Jackson Browne, melt them down in a beautiful crucible of music and you end up with Jordie Lane: a truly diverse folk musician”
“A young man with an old soul and an honest sound, harkening back to Gram Parsons and Bob Dylan” – The Bluegrass Situation (USA)
“Holy F#$%, I LOVE THIS RECORD”
(American Grammy winning producer – Kanye West, Fiona Apple, Gomez, Elliot Smith)