The Jayhawks announce "XOXO"
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
– The Jayhawks will release their 11th album, "XOXO," on July 10 via Sham/Thirty Tigers.
The album is a change of pace for the band because for the first time it, all four members - Gary Louris, Marc Perlman, Karen Grotberg and Tim O'Reagan - are on lead vocal and contribute songs. The album was recorded in late 2019 at Pachyderm and Flowers Studios in Minnesota. "This Forgotten Town" was just released as a single.
The track list is:
1. This Forgotten Town (Perlman/Louris/O'Reagan)
2. Dogtown Days (O'Reagan)
3. Living in a Bubble (Louris)
4. Ruby (Grotberg)
6. Society Pages (O'Reagan)
7. Illuminate (Perlman/Louris/O'Reagan)
8. Bitter Pill (Louris/O'Reagan/Grotberg)
9. Across My Field (Grotberg)
10. Little Victories(Louris/O'Reagan)
11. Down to the Farm (Perlman)
12. Looking Up Your Number (O'Reagan)
Bonus tracks (available on CD included with LP and separately)
13. Jewel of the Trimbelle (Grotberg)
14. Then You Walked Away (Louris)
15. Hypocrite's Lament (Perlman/Louris)
The LP includes a CD with the 12 LP tracks + 3 bonus tracks. The CD will also be available separately. Only the first pressing of the CD will contain the 3 bonus tracks. The digital release will not include the bonus tracks.
"XOXO" comes on the heels of The Jayhawks' two most recent releases, 2016's "Paging Mr. Proust" and 2018's "Back Roads and Abandoned Motels."
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