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M. Ward announces new solo album: A Wasteland Companion

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    m ward 2012 M. Ward announces new solo album: A Wasteland Companion

    M. Ward is back in April with his first solo album in three years, A Wasteland Companion. As Pitchfork reports, the album spans 12 tracks and features contributions the She in She & Him, Zooey Deschanel, as well as his Monster of Folk collaborator Mike Mogis, Sonic Youth’s Steve Shelley, Giant Sand’s Howe Gelb, and PJ Harvey collaborator John Parish, among others.

    In support of the release, Ward will hit the road this spring, splitting bills with Feist, the recently reunited fIREHOSE and Sonic Youth’s Lee Ranaldo. Check out the album’s tracklist and Ward’s tour schedule below.

    A Wasteland Companion is out April 10th via Merge.

    A Wasteland Companion Tracklist:
    01. Clean Slate (For Alex & El Goodo)
    02. Primitive Girl
    03. Me and My Shadow
    04. Sweetheart
    05. I Get Ideas
    06. The First Time I Ran Away
    07. A Wasteland Companion
    08. Watch the Show
    09. There’s a Key
    10. Crawl After You
    11. Wild Goose
    12. Pure Joy

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    M. Ward Tour Dates:
    03/21 – Paris, FR @ Le Zenith ^
    03/22 – Lyon, FR @ Transbordeur ^
    03/23 – Lille, FR @ Theatre Sebastopol ^
    03/25 – London, UK @ Royal Albert Hall ^
    03/26 – Manchester, UK @ O2 Apollo ^
    03/27 – Glasgow, UK @ Royal Concert Hall ^
    04/11 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore #
    04/12 – Santa Cruz, CA The Cocoanut Grove Ballroom $
    04/13 – Indio, CA @ Coachela Music Festival
    04/17 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom $
    04/18 – Flagstaff, AZ @ The Orpheum $
    04/20 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival
    05/05 – Portland, ME @ State Theatre *
    05/06 – Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground *
    05/07 – New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place *
    05/08 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues *
    05/11 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall *
    05/12 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer *
    05/13 – Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club *
    05/15 – Durham, NC @ Page Auditorium *
    05/16 – Athens, GA @ Georgia Theatre *
    05/17 – Atlanta, GA @ Buckhead Theatre *
    05/22 – Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre *
    05/24 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue

    ^ = w/ Feist
    # = w/ Jonathan Richman
    $ = w/ fIREHOSE
    * = w/ Lee Ranaldo

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