Incoming: New Rocco DeLuca Album


Followup to his 2012 classic…

By Fred Mills

As one of our favorite albums of 2012 was Rocco DeLuca’s 2012 release Drugs ‘N Hymns yours truly reviewed it as “a near-masterwork of haunted epistles and luminous meditations that, powered by his high, keening voice and with his National Steel as
ballast, achieves liftoff after liftoff” — the news this week of a new DeLuca platter due in August is reason to cheer around the BLURT doublewide. The eponymous, Daniel Lanois-produced album arrives August 19 on 429 Records and they’ve already unveiled an advance track, “Colors of the Cold,” over at USA Today.

DeLuca and Lanois are longtime friends, incidentally, and in a statement DeLuca noted, “When Daniel hears music he believes in, he simply calls it ‘soul music.’ He follows his heart and instincts. He’s such a raw human being and is very direct and truthful and he brings honor and dignity to all he does, whether he’s playing the pedal steel or mixing. He’s a master at recognizing the most important things in the mix and I trust him to find the most important sentiment, even when it’s the voice of the slide guitar which best tells the song’s story.”

We’ve been listening to the record practically nonstop this week and look forward to many, many more spins in the near future…


1)      Colors of the Cold

2)      Free

3)      Feather and Knife

4)      Congregate

5)      Everything Hurts

6)      The World

7)      Through Fire

8)      Thief and the Moon

9)      Two Bushes

10)   Will Strike

11)   Simple Thing

Tour dates: 

8/22     Austin, TX                  Lambert’s

8/23     Houston, TX               Fitzgerald’s

8/24     Dallas, TX                   House of Blues Cambridge Room

8/28     Nashville, TN              The High Watt

8/29     Atlanta, GA                Eddie’s Attic

8/30     Carrboro, NC              Cat’s Cradle Small Room

9/2       Brooklyn, NY             Rough Trade

9/4       Boston, MA                Café 939

9/5       Washington, DC                     Gypsy Sally’s

9/7       Philadelphia, PA         Tin Angel

9/9       Montreal, QC              Divan Orange

9/10     Toronto, ON               The Rivoli

9/11     Detroit, MI                  Magic Bag

9/13     Minneapolis, MN        Cedar Cultural Center

9/16     Denver, CO                 Soiled Dove

9/20     Portland, OR               Doug Fir

9/21     Seattle, WA                The Crocodile

9/24     San Francisco, CA      The Chapel

9/25     Los Angeles, CA                    Troubadour


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