Just three months after releasing his debut solo effort Lysandre to much critical acclaim, San Francisco’s own Christopher Owens has a new release ready for his legions of doting fans. No, it’s not necessarily new material, but it’s most definitely a treat – he unplugged and redid eight of the tracks from that debut album acoustically. Lysandre – Acoustic Album was released digitally yesterday and will be available on a numbered, limited edition 10-inch vinyl on May 20.
The acoustic release was done in conjunction with Owens’ announcement of a solo acoustic tour in June, stretching from Salt Lake City to New York and then down to Austin. No Bay Area dates were immediately announced, but it’s probably safe to assume that this resident of the City will be bringing his broken down set to a theater near you before he plugs back in.
Stream Lysandre – Acoustic Album below, or download a free zip file of the record here. You can also pre-order your copy from Fat Possum’s shop, or if you’re outside the States, grab it over on Turnstile Music’s online store. Owens’ acoustic tour dates are at the bottom of the post – tickets go on sale tomorrow, Friday, April 19.
Christopher Owens Solo Acoustic Tour Dates:
06/07 – Salt Lake City, UT – The State Room
06/08 – Denver, CO – Bluebird Theatre
06/11 – Minneapolis, MN – Icehouse
06/12 – Chicago, IL – Hideout
06/15 – New York, NY – The Slipper Room
06/16 – New York, NY – The Slipper Room
06/19 – Atlanta, GA – The Earl
06/20 – Nashville, TN – High Watt
06/21 – Oxford, MS – Lamar Lounge
06/23 – Austin, TX – Cactus Cafe Tags: Christopher Owens