Micah P. Hinson Readies Second Album/ Tours with David Bazan

    Memphis, Tennessee native Micah P. Hinson has announced that his sophomore album, Micah P. Hinson and the Opera Circuit will see release October 10 on Jade Tree. The follow-up to 2004s Micah P. Hinson and the Gospel of Progress, the album was recorded under rather unusual conditions as it turns out.

     

    Having seriously hurt his back just prior to the launch of his tour of Europe in the Spring of 2005, Hinson decided to brave the pain and soldier on with the aid of prescription painkillers; no small risk for a man who battled an addiction to these same drugs not all that long ago. The two-month tour only worsened his condition, and led to Hinson being rushed back to the United States for emergency back surgery.

     

    Weeks of recovery in the hospital were followed by more weeks sitting around at home, at times barely able to move because of the pain. It was under these conditions that Micah P. Hinson and the Opera Circuit was recorded. With the help of friends, including Eric Bachmann of Crooked Fingers and Archers of Loaf fame, Hinson recorded the album sitting around in his house, and this friends shooting the shit kind of aesthetic has supposedly made itself felt in the recordings.

     

    Track list:

     

    1. Seems Almost Impossible

    2. Diggin a Grave

    3. Jackeyed

    4. It’s Been So Long

    5. Drift Off to Sleep

    6. Letter from Huntsville

    7. She Don’t Own Me

    8. My Time Wasted

    9. Little Boys Dream

    10. You’re Only Lonely

    11. Don’t Leave Me Now!

     

    Dont want to wait until October? Hinson will be playing a few dates in July with David Bazanhe of Pedro the Lion fameso you have to figure some new material will be road tested then. Dates are as follows:

     

    07-19 Portland, OR Doug Fir

    07-20 Eugene, OR WOW Hall

    07-21 Chico, CA Market Cafe

    07-22 Modesto, CA Xclamation Festival

    07-23 Pomona, CA Glass House

    07-24 San Diego, CA The Casbah

    07-25 Los Angeles, CA Tangiers

    07-27 San Francisco, CA Bottom of the Hill

    07-29 Seattle, WA Tractor Tavern




    Related Links:

    Micah P. Hinson Myspace page

    Jade Tree