Corb Lund celebrates worldwide release of “Cabin Fever” with new video “September”
EDMONTON – Canadian alt-folk singer Corb Lund celebrates the release of his new record “Cabin Fever” today with a brand new video for the tune “September.”
The New York Times praised the new record, describing it as “an album of pithy mischief and roguish charm” in this weekend’s review section. “Cabin Fever” is currently #1 on the iTunes Canada album chart.
Lund and his band The Hurtin’ Albertans headlined Thursday’s mainstage at the Edmonton Folk Music Festival last week. The Edmonton Journal reviewed the evening saying, “Alberta country boy Corb Lund took the golden star […] His entrance was equal to five shots of whiskey and a 30-second keg stand.”
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Corb Lund and The Hurtin’ Albertans will be showcasing at The Mercy Lounge on September 12, 2012 at the Americana Music Association Festival & Conference. Complete upcoming tour dates are listed below.
ABOUT CABIN FEVER
Goth girls to survivalists, bovines to bibles, antique pistols to vintage motorcycles: Alberta-born honky-tonker Corb Lund’s songcraft covers it all. Cabin Fever – Corb Lund’s enthralling sixth record – has its worldwide release on New West Records on August 14, 2012. This follows on the boot heels of Corb’s 2009 New West Records debut, the critically acclaimed Losin’ Lately Gambler.
The JUNO Award-winner and seven-time Roots Artist of the Year winner at the Canadian Country Music Awards wrote most of the twelve track album whilst hunkered down in a remote cabin an hour outside Edmonton, inspired by crude life events – a broken relationship and the death of his uncle. Backed by his longtime band, The Hurtin’ Albertans (guitarist/multi-instrumentalist Grant Siemens, upright bassist Kurt Ciesla, and drummer Brady Valgardson), the band recorded loose and live, with almost no overdubs.
Cabin Fever offers a portrait of a survivalist preparing for the apocalypse (“Gettin’ Down On The Mountain”); a tale of a rural man losing a woman to the allure of New York City life (“September”); an ode to his vintage BMW motorcycles (“Mein Deutsches Motorrad”); the broken-hearted anthem “(You Ain’t A Cowboy) If You Ain’t Been Bucked Off”; new drinking songs such as “Drink It Like You Mean It” and “Pour ‘Em Kinda Strong”; the yodelling introduction and physicality of “Priceless Antique Pistol Shoots Startled Owner”; and another throwback to his punk days (when he claimed membership in the speed-metal band The Smalls), the desire to date “The Gothest Girl I Can.”
Just like Corb’s subjects run the gamut, so do the sonics on the long-player, ranging from rockabilly to Western swing, cowboy balladry to country-rock. And, of course, the occasional yodel… It’s this sort of versatility that brings out a raft of audiences to his shows; from field and urban sidewalk, alike.