Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Los Lobos Releases Tin Can Trust

Today the Grammy-winning East L.A. Los Lobos release Tin Can Trust, the band’s first collection of new original material in four years. At the week of release, Tin Can Trust finds itself reaching #7 on the Amazon Sales charts, and debuting at #1 most added at AAA Radio Charts and #2 most added at Americana Radio Charts. Look for the band to perform on NBC’s Tonight show with Jay Leno on Wednesday, August 11.

Across the board, Tin Can Trust is being hailed as some of the band’s best work ever:

"A seamless collection…There remains a vitality and freshness to the music
that younger acts will never match." - Associated Press

"There isn't a false note on Tin Can Trust. " - NPR Fresh Air

“Five Stars. A masterful album from a great American band, at the peak of its considerable powers.”
- Uncut UK

"Another thoroughly worthy installment...Los Lobos remains a vital creative force.” - Creative Loafing

The Grammy-winning East L.A. band celebrates the release of Tin Can Trust with a very special performance at New York City’s Bowery Ballroom on August 3 (full show details and complete Summer tour schedule are listed below). WFUV Public Radio will be on site in NYC to record the show and stream back in its entirety at a later date. In the meantime, get a sneak listen of the band’s new material: download a free track from the album at www.LosLobosTinCanTrust.com

With Tin Can Trust the venerable quintet once again redefines itself and expands its scope, while never losing sight of where they come from. And, like so much of Los Lobos’ previous work, Tin Can Trust is an album that speaks to the time and place in which it was conceived; the album’s title can be traced back more than a century, but for the band, it’s apt for the rickety state in which so many of us find ourselves—and our world—today.

The 11 tracks on Tin Can Trust offer the perfect balance of Los Lobos’ parts: the band’s lineup has remained uninterrupted since 1984, when saxophonist/keyboardist Steve Berlin joined original members Louie Pérez (guitar, drums, vocals), David Hidalgo (guitar, violin, accordion, percussion, vocals), Cesar Rosas (guitar, vocals) and Conrad Lozano (bass, vocals), each of whom had been there since the beginning in 1973.

Seven songs on the album are distinguished and genius Hidalgo-Pérez collaborations, including the opening track “I’ll Burn It Down,” which features a guest vocal harmony from blues-rocker Susan Tedeschi. Three others were written in whole or in part by Rosas – including the album’s two Spanish-language numbers: the cumbia “Yo Canto” and the norteño “Mujer Ingrata” – and display Los Lobos’ signature seamless infusion of Mexican folk songs into rock music. Also included in Tin Can Trust – a cover of the Grateful Dead’s “West L.A. Fadeaway” – offering a nod to the bands’ shared history that extends back into the 1980s when the Angelenos befriended and opened shows for their northern peers.

As with every new recording Los Lobos makes, Tin Can Trust moves Los Lobos into yet another new dimension while simultaneously sounding like no one else in the world but Los Lobos. Los Lobos’ unified vision and strong work ethic are evident throughout the self-produced album, but so is something even greater: “an intuitiveness,” says Los Lobos songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Louie Pérez, “that happens only from being in a band for so long.” As Rolling Stone once wrote, “This is what happens when five guys create a magical sound, then stick together for 30 years to see how far it can take them.”

Los Lobos’ complete list of currently confirmed dates is as follows:

Tuesday, August 3 Bowery Ballroom New York NY Record Release show
Wednesday, August 4 Clayton Opera House Clayton NY
Thursday, August 5 Thursday At The Square Buffalo NY
Friday, August 6 Flood City Music Festival Johnstown PA
Saturday, August 7 North Carolina Museum of Art Raleigh NC
Sunday, August 8 Birchmere Alexandria VA
Monday, August 9 Ram's Head On Stage Annapolis MD
Thursday, August 12 Sandia Amphitheatre Albuquerque NM with John Hiatt & The Combo
Friday, August 13 Arvada Center Arvada CO with John Hiatt & The Combo
Saturday, August 14 Chautauqua Auditorium Boulder CO with John Hiatt & The Combo
Sunday, August 15 Griffin Concert Hall Ft. Collins CO eTown Live Radio Show Taping
Friday, August 20 Visalia Fox Theater Visalia CA
Saturday, August 21 Rodney Strong Winery Healdsburg CA with John Hiatt & The Combo
Sunday, August 22 Mountain Winery Saratoga CA with John Hiatt & The Combo
Saturday, August 28 Eagle River Pavilion Eagle ID with John Hiatt & The Combo
Sunday, August 29 Evergreen State Fair Monroe WA
Monday, August 30 PNE Centre Vancouver BC with John Hiatt & The Combo
Wednesday, September 1 Winspear Centre For Music Edmonton ALB with John Hiatt & The Combo
Thursday, September 2 Jack Singer Auditorium Calgary ALB with John Hiatt & The Combo
Friday, September 3 Casino Regina Show Lounge Regina Sask. with John Hiatt & The Combo
Saturday, September 4 Snowy Range Music Festival Laramie WY
Saturday, September 25 Plaza Guadalupe San Antonio TX
Tuesday, September 28 Mariachi Festival Universal City CA
Friday, October 8 Folly Theater Kansas City MO
Saturday, October 9 Historic Surf Ballroom Clear Lake IA
Wednesday, October 13 University of California - Davis Davis CA
Thursday, October 14 Majestic Ventura Theatre Ventura CA Habitat for Humanity Benefit
Friday, October 15 UCR Theatre Riverside CA
Sunday, October 17 - Sunday, October 24 Rhythm & Blues Cruise San Diego CA
Thursday, November 4 Cleveland Masonic Auditorium Cleveland OH
Friday, December 3 One World Theatre Austin TX

Additional dates to be announced. Visit www.loslobos.org for up-to-minute information.

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