Western influences on “Younger Years” gallop over a snaking clarinet and under vocals looking for something to salvage from sorrow (“Love inside our hearts / is the only kind of savior we’ve been sent”). “Younger Years” is available today at all DSPs.
LISTEN TO “YOUNGER YEARS“
The Milk Carton Kids are currently poised to embark on an epic North American headline tour – their first ever trek featuring their full band. The dates – which include support from The Barr Brothers – begin October 11th at Asheville, NC’s The Orange Peel, and include stops at Brooklyn Steel (Brooklyn, NY), The Wilbur Theatre, (Boston MA), The Danforth Music Hall (Toronto), Lincoln Theatre (Washington DC), The Showbox, (Seattle, WA), The Wonder Ballroom (Portland, OR) and many more, with additional cities being announced shortly. In addition, The Milk Carton Kids’ upcoming schedule also includes a number of summer headline shows including Denver’s Botanic Gardens, as well as various festival appearances where they will share the stage with artists including Robert Plant, Neil Young, Jack White, Shakey Graves, Regina Spektor, Margo Price, Jeff Tweedy, and more. For updates and ticket information, please visit www.themilkcartonkids.com.
The upcoming live dates follow The Milk Carton Kids’ acclaimed appearance at last month’s all-star “Tomorrow is a Long Time: Songs From Bob Dylan’s 1963 Town Hall Concert” in New York City, joining such fellow Dylan fans as Bill Murray, Steve Buscemi, Laurie Anderson, Mark Kozelek, Peter Wolf, and Triumph the Insult Comic Dog (who teamed with the duo for a hilarious routine segueing into “Pretty Peggy-O”). The Milk Carton Kids’ magical acoustic rendition of “Blowin’ In The Wind” earned widespread media attention from high profile outlets including Billboard, Brooklyn Vegan, SPIN, Stereogum, and Variety.
ALL THE THINGS THAT I DID AND ALL THE THINGS THAT I DIDN’T DO has already been previewed by such extraordinary songs as “Big Time,” available now at all DSPs and streaming services. The track arrived last month via an exclusive premiere in Rolling Stone, which wrote, “Kicking off with a lively fiddle vamp, ‘Big Time’ features light percussion and buoyant acoustic thrums under Pattengale’s tremulous voice. He takes the first verse and chorus and then supplies harmonies to Ryan, who handles the lead throughout the rest of the high-spirited song, sung from the point of view of someone finally taking control of his or her life.”
“Big Time” followed the release of the project’s unprecedented opus, “One More For The Road.” An epic 10 minute-plus musical excursion through folk, jazz, psychedelia, and back again, the landmark track earned immediate attention from NPR‘s Bob Boilen, who wrote, “If this 10-minute-plus song is any indication, The Milk Carton Kids are about to release a truly epic album.” “One More For The Road” is available now for individual purchase and on all streaming services.
LISTEN TO “BIG TIME“
LISTEN TO “ONE MORE FROM THE ROAD“
credit: Joshua Black Wilkins