Monday, February 10, 2014

Ex-R.E.M. members, Steve Wynn, others, suit up again for Baseball Project album

The Baseball Project's new album 3rd will be released March 25 on Yep Roc Records.

It features 17 swings at the national pastime with subjects including Babe Ruth, Hank Aaron and some of the true characters of the game such as once-beloved fallen star of the Mets and Phillies Lenny Dykstra, and acid-tripping pitcher Dock Ellis (this time recounting his attempt to bean every player in the Reds lineup). Accompanying the album is a new bio written by award-winning journalist Dan Epstein.

Formed in 2007 by Scott McCaughey (Young Fresh Fellows, The Minus 5, R.E.M.) and Steve Wynn (The Dream Syndicate, Steve Wynn and the Miracle 3), the collaborative effort began as a way for a couple of fans with a shared musical vision to pay tribute to our national pastime. 

Since then, it has become a full-fledged band with Zuzu's Petals/Steve Wynn drummer Linda Pitmon and R.E.M.'s Peter Buck and Mike Mills filling out the official roster of The Baseball Project, an all-star squad whose following and creativity has grown steadily with each release and tour.

The Baseball Project will be on tour this summer, performing at rock clubs and baseball parks alike. Tour dates will be announced soon at

Track list:

From Nails To Thumbtacks
¡Hola America!
The Day Dock Went Hunting Heads
To The Veteran Committee
Monument Park
Box Scores
They Don't Know Henry
The Babe
They Are The Oakland A's
Pascual On The Perimeter
The Baseball Card Song
Extra Inning of Love
Larry Yount
A Boy Named Cy
The Played Baseball
Take Me Out To The Ballgame

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