SOUL ASYLUM TO RELEASE BORN FREE
A Digital EP Featuring Acoustic Versions of Songs From Their Critically Acclaimed Album Hurry Up and Wait
Digital EP out on October 16, 2020 via Blue Élan Records
Special Record Store Day Items out on October 24, 2020
SOUL ASYLUM recorded the studio album, Hurry Up and Wait with a long-time studio collaborator: co-producer John Fields, who also worked on the band’s previous three albums, including their most recent effort, 2016’s Change of Fortune. In addition, the group also decamped to a familiar spot: Nicollet Studios, the same place SOUL ASYLUM recorded one of their seminal early albums released on Twin/Tone Records, the 1986 LP While You Were Out.
Hurry Up and Wait was released on April 17, 2020 to much fan and critical acclaim worldwide landing the band their highest Billboard Chart position since 1995’s Platinum selling Let Your Dim Light Shine
“…Pirner’s songwriting style is something to be examined and writing from the purest and darkest parts of himself have always been the redeeming qualities of his greatest songs.” – American Songwriter
It’s [“If I Told You”] got the classic Soul Asylum feel with chiming riffs and evocative guitar solos, and you really feel like this is the song that could teach some up and coming bands about how to write a great alt-rock song. – Americana UK
“…(on) Hurry Up and Wait, the moments of introspection really come to the fore, especially through the lyrics of the band’s founding singer and songwriter Dave Pirner.” – Forbes
“Soul Asylum retain their gritty sonic charm on ‘Hurry Up And Wait’” – Glide Magazine
Soul Asylum will also take part in this year’s rescheduled Record Store Day. A deluxe version of Hurry Up and Wait will be available with a bonus 7 inch to celebrate the third RSD drop on October 24, 2020. The gatefold double LP album is pressed on 180 Gram Vinyl and includes a bonus 7 Inch featuring two previously unreleased recordings; a studio version of live staple “Rhinestone Cowboy” and an acoustic version of the band’s fan favorite “We 3,” a track that first appeared on And The Horse They Rode In On and later on the Chasing Amy soundtrack.
Pirner, generally considered to be one of the one of the great American songwriters, has also released his book “Loud, Fast, Words,” an annotated collection of lyrics with an essay about each of his albums, earlier this spring.
About Record Store Day 2020 – www.RecordStoreDay.com:
Since 2008, Record Store Day has grown into the world’s largest single-day music event, shining a light on the culture of the indie record store across the globe. In 2020, that world is different, so Record Store Day will be too. RSD is now scheduled to be celebrated with special, properly distanced release dates on Saturdays in August 29, September 26 and October 24.