Don Henley will release Cass County, his fifth studio album, and first solo album in 15 years.Cass County was produced by Don Henley and Stan Lynch, who also co-wrote 11 of the songs on the album, and represents both Henley’s roots and the next stop on his creative journey.Recorded primarily in Nashville, Tennessee, and Dallas, Texas, the album includes guest appearances from Merle Haggard, Miranda Lambert, Mick Jagger, Martina McBride, Jamey Johnson, Alison Krauss, Vince Gill and Dolly Parton.
The album was recorded live in the studio in front of a small audience in Woodstock with backing from his old band The Felice Brothers. It will include songs from all phases of Simone’s recording career, including Felice Brothers’ favourites like “Radio Song”, “My Belly In Your Arms” and “Don’t Wake The Scarecrow”, Duke & The King songs like “The Morning I Get to Hell” and “Union Street”, and solo highlights like “You and I Belong” and “If You Go to LA”. It also includes some previously unreleased material, a version of Pink Floyd’s “Wish You Were Here” and a recitation of the original poem “Country of Echoes”.
Last year, alt-rocking Los Angeles band Silversun Pickups looked back at their career to date with a best-of set called The Singles Collection. With that behind them, they’re now pressing ahead with an new album, Better Nature, which is due out on September 25 through the band’s own New Machine Recordings.
The album was recorded in producer Jacknife Lee’s studio in Topanga Canyon, CA. Compared to Silversun Pickups’ past work, the band promise that this record is “stronger, more confident and liberated in sound.”