Ryan Adams - 1984

Ryan Adams’ uneven 2003 LP, Rock N Roll, includes a song called “1974,” co-written with Alanis Morissette, named after the year both artists were born. Now, Adams is set to release a new 10-song 7″ that will celebrate some of the music made a decade after Adams’ (and Morissette’s) birth. The 1984 EP “pays homage to the halcyon days of the earliest releases from Dischord, SST, Touch & Go and their ilk.” The EP is entirely distinct from Adams’ forthcoming self-titled LP (which features the excellent lead single “Gimme Something Good“), although perhaps its arrival indicates that we can expect to see a return of the Ryan Adams who used to drop two or three LPs ever year, rather than the one who’s been largely silent since 2011. Check out the 1984 tracklist and release info below along with some new tour dates.

Side 1
01 “When The Summer Ends”
02 “What If You Were Wrong”
03 “Over And Over”
04 “Change Your Mind”
05 “Broken Eyes”

Side 2
01 “Why Did They Leave You Alone”
02 “Rats In The Wall”
03 “Bones And Ash”
04 “Wolves”
05 “Push It Away”

Tour Dates:
10/01 Santa Barbara, CA @ Arlington Theater
10/05 Portland, OR @ Arlene Schnitzer Hall
10/06 Seattle, WA @ Paramount Ballroom
10/07 Vancouver, BC @ Orpheum Theater
10/09 Edmonton, AB @ Francis Winspear Theater
10/10 Calgary, AB @ Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
10/12 Winnipeg, AB @ Burton Cummings Theater
10/13 Minneapolis, MN @ Northrop at the University of Minnesota
10/14 Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theater
10/16 Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theater
10/18 Ames, IA @ Stephens Auditorium @ Iowa State Center
10/19 St. Louis, MO @ Peabody Opera House
10/20 Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theater

1984 is out 8/19 via Pax-Am.

Comments (4)
  1. Ryan Adams is such a polarizing figure. I know people that absolutely cannot stand the SOB. I haven’t followed his career the past 10 years or so and that’s probably a mistake. Cuz last night I was watching that Bob Mould all star concert thingy last night and Adams did an acoustic version of “Black Sheets of Rain” that was AMAZING.
    He’s a terribly gifted artist.

    On that same bill Mould and Dave Grohl (and others) did a live version of “Ice Cold Ice” , the Husker Du classic. And they absolutely tore it the fuck up. I was lying in my bed screaming along just like I did when I used to listen to the original 25+ years ago. Mould has an ability to tap into cathartic rage like few artist’s can. Side note…”workbook” gets most of the ink insofar as his post-Husker output but “Black Sheets of Rain” is an absolute monster. Check it out.

  2. Wait… a 10-song 7″ ?

  3. isn’t the song “1974″ from rocknroll a different song from the morissette/adams one you are thinking of? 2 different songs

    • Is that right? I remember reading about him doing a song called “1974″ with Alanis back in the Gold days, and I guess I just assumed the track that appeared on Rock N Roll was that song. Thanks for the heads up! Good eye!

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