Chatham County Line will release its latest album, Strange Fascination this spring.
In anticipation of its release, the band debuted the album’s lead single ‘Station To Station‘ this week. The band debuted the song Tuesday. Strange Fascination is scheduled for release May 15 through YepRoc Records.
The band’s ninth full-length studio recording, Strange Fascination is the final record featuring Chatham County Lines’ founding member and banjo player Chandler Holt. it marks the band’s first lineup change since 2001 and the first time that any of the band’s albums has ever featured drums on every track, provided by longtime CCL friend Dan Hall.
Band member Dave Wilson (guitar/vocals/songwriter) talked about that stylistic change in a recent interview.
“We’ve had drums on several albums, most notably 2010’s Wildwood, and our audiences always responded well to those tunes,” he said.
A 10th anniversary edition of Wildwood is scheduled for release March 6.
Wilson and his band mates — John Teer (mandolin/fiddle/vocals) and Greg Readling (bass/pedal steel/piano) — self-produced Strange Fascination at Mitch Easter’s Fidelitorium Recordings in Kernersville, NC. Yan Westerlund (Mipso, Phil Cook” assisted with drum recordings for the album in-studio.Chris Boerner (Hiss Golden Messenger, The Foreign Exchange) mixed the album.
As an additional note, Sharon Van Etten makes a guest appearance on the album’s title track.
Chatham County Line will tour in support o Strange Fascination starting March 20 in Live Oak, FL. The tour, which runs more than two months, is scheduled to run through June 27 in Yadkinville, NC and to feature performances in cities, such as Decatur, GA; Wilmington, NC and Buhl, Germany.
The tour’s schedule is noted below. The Barefoot Movement and The Avett Brothers will join Chatham County Line on select dates throughout the tour. Tickets are available here.
Pre-orders are open now for Strange Fascination. The album’s track listing is noted below.
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