Punch Brothers' New Five-Song EP "Ahoy!" Out Now
Today marks the release of Punch Brothers’ new five-song EP, Ahoy!, on Nonesuch Records. Recorded during the Nashville sessions for their critically acclaimed 2012 album Who’s Feeling Young Now?, these tracks also were produced by Jacquire King (Kings of Leon, Tom Waits, Modest Mouse). The Los Angeles Times said Who’s Feeling Young Now?’s “rich and evocative tracks capture a white-hot musical mind coming into his own and collaborating with stellar peers,” and Rolling Stone said, “The acoustic framework dazzles—wild virtuosity used for more than just virtuosity.”
This EP includes songs by Josh Ritter (“Another New World”), Gillian Welch and David Rawlings (“Down Along the Dixie Line”), Punch Brothers (“Squirrel of Possibility”), and Mclusky (“Icarus Smicarus”), along with one traditional tune, arranged by Punch Brothers (“Moonshiner”). You can listen to the band's take on "Another New World" below.
To pick up a copy of Ahoy!, head to the Nonesuch Store, where CD orders include instant downloads of the complete EP at checkout. It is also available to purchase there as MP3s and FLAC lossless files.
Punch Brothers' recent tour stop at Queen's Hall in Edinburgh earns perfect five-star reviews from both the Scotsman, which says the "magic ingredient was the incorrigible joy that shone through the entire dazzling performance," and the Herald, which exclaims that "this was the sort of event for which the term gig of the year was coined."
The band brings its UK tour to a close with performances at London's Islington Assembly Hall tonight and The Tunnels in Bristol tomorrow, after which they head to the Netherlands and Belgium for the Crossing Border festival. They kick off the next US leg of their tour just after Thanksgiving with a performance at the Chan Shun Concert Hall in Vancouver. For details and ticket links, visit nonesuch.com/on-tour.