Micah P. Hinson has shared new track ‘Oh, Spaceman’, taken from his new album ‘Presents The Holy Strangers‘, out on Full Time Hobby on 8 September.
About the song, Micah said “It was the first song I wrote for my boy, Wiley Tex, after he was born, and the only song I played for about half a year after his birth. It is the only song where the melody and words came before sitting behind a guitar. Which is not a way I’ve ever written.”
Micah P. Hinson has described his new album as a “modern folk opera”. Telling the story of a wartime family, going from birth to love, to marriage and children, to war and betrayal, murder to suicide – spanning all of the strange and glorious places life can lead. We follow their story, we see their decisions, we see their faults and their beauty. We live with them, we die with them.
Two years in the making, Micah wrote and recorded ‘The Holy Strangers’ in Denison, Texas, incorporating ancient reel to reels, analogue keyboards, old Tascam and Yamaha desks. The recording only entered the digital realm once pre-mastering took place.
Split across two pieces of the vinyl, the 14 tracks which make up The Holy Strangers are at times sparse and haunting; at other times luscious, maybe even euphoric. From the Johnny Cash-style country single “Lover’s Lane,” to the album’s broad, spoken-word centrepiece ‘Micah Book One’.
The Holy Strangers covers a lot of ground over the course of its hour-long running time, appealing to both long-time fans and new ones alike.
‘Micah P. Hinson Presents The Holy Strangers’ is released 8th September 2017 on Full Time Hobby. Micah will be touring Europe throughout September, October and November with a full band.
Micah P. Hinson Tour Dates
19 September – Broadcast – Glasgow, UK *
20 September – Sneaky Pete’s – Edinburgh, UK *
21 September – The Cluny 2 – Newcastle, UK *
23 September – Deaf Institute – Manchester, UK *
24 September – The Crescent – York, UK *
25 September – Newhampton Arts Centre – Wolverhampton, UK *
26 September – Brudenell Social Club – Leeds, UK *
27 September – The Cookie – Leicester, UK *
28 September – The Bullingdon – Oxford, UK *
29 September – The Portland Arms – Cambridge, UK *
30 September – The Globe – Cardiff, UK ^
01 October – The Lantern – Bristol, UK ^
02 October – Scala – London, UK ^
03 October – Komedia – Brighton, UK ^
05 October – Voodoo – Belfast, UK
06 October – Roisin Dubh – Galway
07 October – Cyprus Avenue – Cork, Ireland
08 October – Whelans – Dublin, Ireland
10 October – Zonnehuis – Amsterdam, Netherlands
11 October – Arenberg Shouwburg – Antwerp, Belgium
12 October – L’Aut Côté – Mouscron, Belgium
13 October – Sint-Elisabethkerk – Gent, Belgium
28 October – Studio Foce- Lugano, Switzerland
29 October – Coq D’Or – Olten, Switzerland
30 October – El Lokal – Zurich, Switzerland
31 October – Musicbox – Lisbon, Portugal
02 November – Razzmatazz – Barcelona, Spain
04 November – Cafe’ La Palma – Madrid, Spain
*Support from L.A. Salami
^ Support from The Saxophones
PRE-ORDER ‘MICAH P. HINSON PRESENTS THE HOLY STRANGERS’ HERE