Published May 02, 2018Nearly five years on from sharing their conceptual full-length The Kennedy Suite, Cowboy Junkies have announced a follow-up effort.
Titled All That Reckoning, the album runs 11 tracks in length and is set to arrive July 13 through Latent Recordings.
In a press release, guitarist Michael Timmins calls the release "a deeper and a more complete record than we've ever done before," adding, "These songs are about reckoning on a personal level and reckoning on a social level. So much is going on around us right now and nobody knows where it's going to end up."
Across the listen, All That Reckoning is said to focus on "empty hearts, empty nests, lost paths, lost lives, and all the reckoning that brings about the end of things, and the beginnings of something else." The band have shared album opener, "All That Reckoning Part 1," which you can hear in the player below.
"We go through life building our protective skins, shields, armour, all the while thinking that we are protecting those we love from the fear and anxieties that roil inside each of us," Timmins said of the track. "When all we are really doing is systematically shutting those people out, pushing them away. The walls we erect become our emotional prison. If we are lucky, we recognize the destruction early enough. If we are lucky we find our way back."
Read through the album's tracklisting to find the band's tour dates for May and July, including a pair of Canadian dates in Toronto and Montreal.
All That Reckoning:
1. All That Reckoning Part 1
2. When We Arrive
3. The Things We Do To Each Other
4. Wooden Stairs
5. Sing Me A Song
6. Mountain Stream
7. Missing Children
8. Shining Teeth
9. Nose Before Ear
10. All That Reckoning Part 2
11. The Possessed
05/03 Geneva, NY - Smith Opera House
05/04 Tarrytown, NY - Tarrytown Music Hall
05/05 Annapolis, MD - Ram's Head
05/06 Richmond, VA - Tin Pan
05/24 Toronto, ON - Massey Hall
05/26 Montreal, QC - Corona Theatre
07/06 Albuquerque, NM - ABQ Biopark Zoo
07/08 Boulder, CO - Boulder Theater
07/09 Fort Collins, CO - The Armory
07/18 Lexington, MA - Cary Hall
07/19 Martha's Vineyard, MA - Old Whaling Church
07/20 Portsmouth, NH - The Music Hall
07/22 New York NY - City Winery
07/23 New York, NY - City Winery
07/26 Alexandria, VA - The Birchmere