Posted March 27, 2012 by Mike Mineo in News

The Tallest Man on Earth Announces Album

Swedish folkie Kristian Matsson (The Tallest Man on Earth) will release his third album, There’s No Leaving Now, on June 12 in the U.S. and June 11 in the UK. He also tweeted the cover, seen above.

There’s No Leaving Now is the follow-up to 2010’s Wild Hunt, our 20th favorite album of 2010. It showed rootsy folk played by a Swede who grasps American Appalachian folk better than most of its natives. We can probably expect more of the same from There’s No Leaving Now.

There’s No Leaving Now

01 To Just Grow Away
02 Revelation Blues
03 Leading Me Now
04 1904
05 Bright Lanterns
06 There’s No Leaving Now
07 Wind and Walls
08 Little Brother
09 Criminals
10 On Every Page

Also announced was a string of tour dates:

The Tallest Man on Earth Tour

05-31 Stockholm, Sweden – Sodra Teatern
06-01 Stockholm, Sweden – Sodra Teatern
06-20 New York, NY – Town Hall
07-03 London, England – Hackney Empire
07-04 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso
07-06 Berlin, Germany – Lido
07-29 Newport, RI – Newport Folk Festival
08-17 Hasselt, Belgium – Pukkelpop

MP3: The Tallest Man On Earth – Like the Wheel

MP3: The Tallest Man On Earth – Love is All

MP3: The Tallest Man On Earth – In The Pockets

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