James McMurtry Announces First Album in Six Years
Photo by Mary Keating-Bruton
New West Records announced a new album from James McMurtry today, his first full-length studio recording since 2015’s Complicated Game.
The Horses and the Hounds will be released Aug. 20 and was recorded at Jackson Browne’s Groove Masters studio in Santa Monica, California.
“There’s a definite Los Angeles vibe to this record,” McMurtry says in the announcement. “The ghost of Warren Zevon seems to be stomping around among the guitar tracks. Don’t know how he got in there. He never signed on for work for hire.”
The album was produced by Ross Hogarth, who did recording and mixing work on several early McMurtry albums.
Rolling Stone premiered “Canola Fields,” the first glimpse of music from The Horses and the Hounds. You can listen to the song below.