JD MCPHERSON’s New Album ‘Let The Good Times Roll’ Out Feb.

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Let The Good Times Roll, the highly anticipated new album from acclaimed musician, songwriter and performer JD McPherson, will be released February 10 on Rounder Records and is now available for pre-order. As a special preview, the album track, “Bossy,” recently premiered at The Huffington Post and can be heard/shared via SoundCloud. Of the song the site praises “…he shows new growth, blending breakneck blues with modern indie cues to hang a tonal tightrope that’s a pleasure to watch him walk.”

In advance of the release, McPherson and his longtime band—Jimmy Sutton (upright bass), Jason Smay (drums), Ray Jacildo (keys) and Doug Corcoran (saxophone, guitar, keys)—will embark on a worldwide tour this winter including a series of newly confirmed U.S. shows in February and March. See below for complete details. In celebration of the tour, the newest episode of “Time Well Spent With People Worth Knowing” featuring a cover of “How Insensitive” with Nikki Lane premiered today at Paste and can now be viewed/embedded here.

Produced by Mark Neill (The Black Keys’ Brothers, Old 97s, Los Straitjackets) along with McPherson, Let The Good Times Roll was recorded at Soil of the South Studio in Valdosta, GA. Additional recording was done with Alex Hall at HiStyle Studio in Chicago, IL and Michael Trepagnier at 3CG Studio in Tulsa, OK. McPherson also co-wrote the song “Bridge Builder” with Dan Auerbach. Of the new album, McPherson comments, “Much of the new song material was asking for a different sonic treatment. I was thinking of these big, bombastic sounds; lots of guitars, tons of percussion; plate reverb.”

This new music follows McPherson’s widely praised 2012 debut, Signs and Signifiers, which KEXP described as, “…a scorching rock ‘n’ roll record that sounds like it could have been recorded in the ‘50s without seeming retro. Engineered to restore your faith in rock ‘n’ roll, it’ll have you involuntarily snapping your fingers and bobbing your head” and MOJO magazine called, “…an utterly irresistible, slicked-back triumph.” Additionally, surrounding Signs and Signifiers, McPherson was selected as a Rolling Stone “Artist to Watch,” an NPR Music “Artist You Should Know” and a WXPN “Artist to Watch.” He was also awarded “Best Rock/Hard Rock Album” at the 2012 Independent Music Awards.

1. Let The Good Times Roll
2. Bossy
3. It’s All Over But The Shouting
4. Bridge Builder
5. It Shook Me Up
6. Head Over Heels
7. Shy Boy
8. You Must Have Met Little Caroline?
9. Precious
10. Mother Of Lies
11. Everybody’s Talking ‘Bout the All American


January 14 /// Rotterdam, Netherlands /// Rotown
January 15 /// Amsterdam, Netherlands /// Melkweg
January 16 /// Hamburg, Germany /// Gruenspan
January 17 /// Berlin, Germany /// Bi Nuu
January 19 /// Brussels, Belgium /// AB Club
January 21 /// Paris, France /// BALAJO
January 22 /// London, UK /// Islington Assembly
January 24 /// Glasgow, UK /// Celtic Connections
January 25 /// Leeds, UK /// Irish Centre
January 26 /// Manchester, UK /// Band On The Wall
January 27 /// Brighton, UK /// Komedia
February 12 /// Iowa City, IA /// Gabe’s
February 13 /// Minneapolis, MN /// First Avenue
February 20 /// Nashville, TN /// Mercy Lounge
February 21 /// Asheville, NC /// Grey Eagle
February 22 /// Charlotte, NC /// Visulite
February 25 /// New York, NY /// Bowery Ballroom
February 26 /// Philadelphia, PA /// World Café Live
February 27 /// Washington, DC /// The Hamilton
March 1 /// Turner Falls, MA /// Shea Theater
March 4 /// Cambridge, MA /// The Sinclair
March 5 /// Burlington, VT /// Showcase Lounge
March 6 /// Rochester, NY /// Downstairs Cabaret at Winton Place
March 7 /// Toronto, ON /// Lee’s Palace
March 8 /// Charleston, WV /// Mountain Stage
March 10 /// Cleveland, OH /// Beachland
March 11 /// Ferndale, MI /// Magic Bag
March 12-13 /// Chicago, IL /// Lincoln Hall