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Published: 2012/07/26

Will Johnson Reveals New Album Details

Will Johnson is set to release his first studio album in eight years, titled Scorpion, on September 11. The record is the Centro-matic and South San Gabriel frontman’s fourth solo project and will be self-released via Undertow Music/Thirty Tigers.

Johnson recorded the album in the outskirts of Denton, TX, at the studio of longtime bandmate, producer and engineer Matt Pence. Multi-instrumentalists Scott Danbom (Centro-matic, South San Gabriel, Sarah Jaffe), Howard Draper (Tre Orsi, Shearwater, Okkervil River) and Magnolia Electric Company’s Mikey Kapinus also make appearances on the album.

“A lot of [the songs] were written in the studio, right then and there, in the moment. I enjoy capturing those initial gut reactions in songwriting. It doesn’t always work, but when it does—you capture the song in such a raw, unique form,” said Johnson.

In support of the album, Johnson will embark on a U.S. tour starting September 14 with friend and New Multitudes collaborator Anders Parker, playing a mix of traditional club shows and intimate acoustic living-room sets. See below for full date list and preview “You Will Be Here, Mine” off of Scorpions here.

Will Johnson Tour Dates

09/14 Waverly, AL—Living Room Show
09/15 Birmingham, AL—Living Room Show
09/16 Atlanta, GA—Living Room Show
09/17 Athens, GA—Living Room Show
09/18 North Carolina area—Living Room Show
09/19 Baltimore, MD—Living Room Show
09/21 Philadelphia—Living Room Show
09/22 Brooklyn, NY—Living Room Show
09/23 New York, NY—Mercury Lounge
09/24 Boston, MA—Living Room Show
09/25 Montpelier VT—Living Room Show
09/26 Buffalo, NY—Living Room Show
09/27 Cleveland, OH—Living Room Show
09/28 Chicago, IL—Schuba’s
09/29 Saint Louis—Off Broadway
10/02 Dallas, TX—Texas Theatre
10/03 Houston,TX—Fitzgerald’s
10/04 Austin,TX—Cactus Cafe

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