29.09.2017 news

New Jessica Lea Mayfield Album ‘Sorry Is Gone’ Out Now!

Jessica Lea Mayfield’s anticipated new album, Sorry Is Gone, is out today on ATO Records – get it now on vinyl (clear wax with a sticker sheet!), CD, cassette, or digital: http://smarturl.it/sorryisgone

Of the record, Mayfield comments, “The whole record is about me taking my life back, without really realizing it. I realized I’m the only person that is going to look out for me. I have to be my main person. No one else.” She continues, “I have to sing about things and write about things that have happened to me as therapy. That’s what connects me to other music I listen to. I want music to make me feel things. This is my inner dialogue, and my chance to get the last word.”

Watch Jessica’s video for “Sorry is Gone”:

“She doesn’t hide or hold back—a raw, fierce attitude runs through the confessional stanzas.”
NPR Music

“Jessica Lea Mayfield is sweet and lonesome, and maybe a little mischievous, on this, the beautiful, gentle country-rock title track from her coming fourth studio album.”
The New York Times

“Jessica Lea Mayfield’s fourth album, Sorry Is Gone, sees the sharp-tongued and suave Ohio musician more confident than ever before.”—Stereogum

Sorry Is Gone is clamorous and dynamic, reflective of Mayfield’s rare gift of seeming equally steady and chameleonic from album to album.”—LENNY

“She succeeds with this tricky balance due to a great band, expertly rendered songs that split the difference between angst and honesty, and a voice that’s both vicious and resigned while singing about a horrific time that you hope is finally behind her.  The backstory leading to Sorry is Gone may not be the type you’d wish on anyone, but in the hands of Jessica Lea Mayfield, it has resulted in compelling art.”—American Songwriter

 

Following an extensive fall tour, Mayfield and her band will embark on a series of newly announced dates in 2018 including shows in Dallas, Austin, San Diego, L.A., San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, Denver and more. All tickets are now on-sale at https://site.jessicaleamayfield.com/tour. See below for complete dates!

The 11-track record was recorded at Water Music and Electric Lady studios with producer John Agnello (Kurt Vile, Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr., Phosphorescent). In addition to Mayfield, the album features a variety of world-renowned musicians including Seth Avett on backing vocals and keys, drummer Steve Shelley (Sonic Youth, Sun Kil Moon), bassist Emil Amos (Grails, Holy Sons) and guitarist Cameron Deyell (Sia, Streets of Laredo.) with additional production from Patrick Damphier (The Mynabirds).

Sorry Is Gone is Mayfield’s first solo album since 2014’s Make My Head Sing…, which was released to widespread acclaim. Of the album, Rolling Stone asserted, “…Mayfield’s echo-laden bluegrass vocals mesh with scorching electric guitar lines to render remarkable results,” while Pitchfork praised, “There’s something certainly compelling about this raw, minimalist sound” and NPR’s Fresh Air proclaimed, “The music is heavy, but it soars.” Additionally Interview Magazine declared, “Mayfield sounds like she’s finally arrived” and USA Today affirmed, “Her evolution as an artist has been fascinating to hear.” Most recently, in 2015, Mayfield collaborated with Seth Avett on Seth Avett and Jessica Lea Mayfield Sing Elliott Smith.

SORRY IS GONE TRACK LISTING

  1. Wish You Could See Me Now
  2. Sorry Is Gone
  3. Meadow
  4. Maybe Whatever
  5. Soaked Through
  6. Safe 2 Connect 2
  7. Bum Me Out
  8. WTF
  9. Offa My Hands
  10. World Won’t Stop
  11. Too Much Terrible

JESSICA LEA MAYFIELD TOUR

October 8—Charleston, WV—Mountain Stage

October 12—Columbus, OH—Rumba Café*

October 13—Lakewood, OH—Mahall’s 20 Lanes*

October 14—Pittsburgh, PA—Club Café*

October 15—Toronto, ON—The Rivoli*

October 17—New York, NY—Baby’s All Right*

October 19—Boston, MA—Great Scott†

October 20—Philadelphia, PA—Boot & Saddle†

October 21—Washington, DC—Songbyrd†

October 23—Charlottesville, VA—The Southern†

October 24—Carrboro, NC—Cat’s Cradle Back Room†

October 25—Knoxville, TN—The Open Chord†

October 26—Asheville, NC—The Altamont†

October 27—Atlanta, GA—The Earl†

October 28—Charlotte, NC—Stage Door Theater†

November 3—Nashville, TN —The Basement East‡

November 8—Indianapolis, IN—Hi-Fi†

November 9—Chicago, IL—The Empty Bottle

November 10—Milwaukee, WI—The Back Room at Colectivo

November 11—Minneapolis, MN—7th Street Entry

November 12—Madison, WI—The Frequency†

November 14—Davenport, IA—The Raccoon Motel†

November 15—Des Moines, IA—Vaudeville Mews†

November 16—Kansas City, MO—The Riot Room†

November 17—St. Louis, MO—Off Broadway†

November 18—Louisville, KY—Zanzabar†

January 18—Little Rock, AR—Stickyz Rock‘n’Roll Chicken Shack#

January 19—Dallas, TX—Three Links#

January 20—Austin, TX—Barracuda#

January 22—Santa Fe, NM—Meow Wolf#

January 23—Phoenix, AZ—Valley Bar#

January 24—San Diego, CA—The Casbah#

January 26—Los Angeles, CA—The Echo#

January 27—Joshua Tree, CA—Pappy and Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace#

January 28—Costa Mesa, CA—The Wayfarer#

January 30—San Francisco, CA—The Independent#

February 1—Portland, OR—Doug Fir Lounge#

February 2—Vancouver, BC—The Cobalt#

February 3—Seattle, WA—Tractor Tavern#

February 6—Salt Lake City, UT—The State Room#

February 8—Boulder, CO—eTown

February 9—Denver, CO—Larimer Lounge#

February 10—Wichita, KS—Barleycorn’s#

*with support from Mal Blum

†with support from Blank Range

‡with support from Idle Bloom

#with support from Sun Seeker

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