“When Pigs Fly” and a number of producing projects aside, we hadn’t heard much from Ryan Adams in the past year. But now he’s back with the inaugural release from his label’s 7″ series and, perhaps more unexpectedly, a performance at the Re/code tech conference. DRA has a knack for turning genre staples into moving acoustic numbers, so it comes with little surprise the Pointer Sisters’ “Neutron Dance” works on his Harmony Buck Owens as well. Complete with a crack about bitcoin and the apropos Code Conference song selection, check out the clip above.
Meanwhile, Adams has a more serious offering this summer: “Gimme Something Good,” an original cut to lead off Pax-Am’s 7″ vinyl series. Backed by “Aching For More,” the limited run arrives on July 1st, just ahead of two new tour dates at Newport Folk Fest on July 25th and the Xponential Music Fest in Camden, NJ on the 26th. Pax-Am is taking pre-orders here.
On a side note, 24B (aka myself, Peter) returns after a short time off for health reasons. Thanks for the notes, friends — glad to get back to our own “neutron dance.”