Ryan Adams has announced his latest self-release of the Pax-Am singles series and it’s a treat. The newest 7-inch features Adams in collaboration with actor/musician/everyman Johnny Depp, and a Dead Kennedys’ cover with their actual frontman, Jello Biafra. Listen to a live version of the cover below:
The album, No Shadow, is the product of a run-in that turned into a jam session with Depp. This is what Ryan Adams had to say about the run in:
“Johnny came rumbling into PaxAm one night with this riff and an idea of what it was about- a few hour later and one take on a 2 inch 24 track tape machine later we had No Shadow… typed up on my manual typewriter and born and delivered from a simple riff we found on his i phone. Johnny is a real songwriter and one of the deepest guitar players out there. Thats us singing and playing and playing all the parts ourselves with just our pal Marshal Vore on drums.
The B side is from the first night we met where all we did was play and didn’t say a word. This was the third thing we ever played together and there was no discussion. True rock and roll moments, as they should be, unfussy and delivered with all the heart and soul we had that night.
Track three is a little song I wrote about being stoned in the 7-11 parking lot across from Pax which is groundhog day for me and most that fly with us.”
We love you PaxAmer’s. Have a great XMAS
DRA Winter 2014
The third and final track, “Stoned Alone”, is you guessed it, about being stoned and alone in a 7-11 parking lot (hence the 7-11 themed artwork below).
You can pre-order No Shadow here, or get it on January 13th when it’s released.