First Listen: John Calvin Abney – Dark Horse Army

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Announcing his arrival as a songwriter of note with 2014’s Empty Candles EP, a collection of 4-track bedroom recordings, Tulsa, Oklahoma’s John Calvin Abney will release Better Luck, his first studio album, on 25 January 2015.

Produced by Abney, Jacob Winik and fellow Oklahoman John Moreland, Better Luck‘s first single, “Dark Horse Army,” is a stuttering rebuke of homogenized domestication that closes the album and features Moreland on bass, Kyle Reid on lap steel and Peter Labberton on drums.

Abney will tour behind Better Luck with singer/songwriter M. Lockwood Porter, whose own album 27 was recently released. Dates can be viewed here.

Stream/download “Dark Horse Army” below.

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