Athens-based singer/songwriter Adam Klein will be releasing his long-gestating sixth album, Archer’s Arrow, on Sept. 22nd.
Klein began recording the album with now-defunct Athens band Nutria back in 2011, bringing them songs he’d written over the span of ten years traversing the country and globe, including some composed during travels to Mali and India. Recorded loosely, Klein and Nutria tracked quick mixes of the material before the songwriter shelved the results for three years. Then last year, producer/engineer Bronson Tew (formerly the drummer in Klein’s band the Wild Fires, stepped in to fine-tune a few of the recordings, taking them to Dial Back Sound studio in Water Valley, Mississippi and adding instrumentation from Stuart Cole and Eric Carlton from Jimbo Mathus & the Tri-State Coalition.
The result is a varied, textured collection of folk-rock with a dark lyrical edge, along with a cover of Neil Young’s “Bad Fog of Loneliness.” The album will be released through Klein’s own Cowboy Angel Music indie label.