Monday, July 26, 2010

Ryan Adams Unleashes Recording Plans Via Facebook

Yes, we heard all about it too: Ryan Adams "quit" rock and roll. But did you really think that'd last? Come on! This is a man who bleeds melody - he can't take the dog for a walk without dreaming up a new idea for a record.


After his "retirement", Adams started up the comeback engines with his sci-fi metal concept album Orion. While the record is a seriously fun listen, it wasn't exactly classic Adams in any sense. Well now Adams is truly back in the saddle, and he's giving updates to the fans (of course) via facebook.

Over the past couple of weeks, Adams has posted information to his facebook page about two separate recording sessions. One of the sessions Adams has described as "based around my acoustic with some stark drums/bass/piano in there. I'm keeping these recordings simple". The other session is apparently more of a filled out sound: "What started as a weekend studio hang with Johnny and Tom Schick turned into some kind of Smiths/Simple Minds/Love Is Hell throw-back and just way too much fun to not finish".

In short, let us say this: we are very, very, excited. Adams hasn't recorded anything in quite a while, much less a Cardinals-free endeavor. Save, that is, for a few Pax Am digital singles over the past year (see below). The fact that the creative juices are flowing with one of our fave songwriters (and for two records no less!) is some of the best news we've heard in a while. Now we'll just have to keep our fingers crossed that all that studio time sees the light of day...

mp3: Ryan Adams - Tomorrowland (From Pax Am Digital Single 003)

4 comments:

Hanan said...

Ryan Adams = Jesus + cocaine + flannel.

hippiesaredead said...

Urm, but he's clean now...?

Anonymous said...

*ryan adams* has disappeared from Facebook any info?

Cold Roses said...

Yeah... he's kind of sporadically gone on and off of Facebook... I'm not really sure. I'll check one day and it's there, the next it's not. Since you commented, he got back on, (he posted some Vampire Weekend covers) but I couldn't find him today. O.o