Wednesday, October 23, 2019

The Lone Bellow news

The Lone Bellow – Zach Williams, Kanene Donehey Pipkin, Brian Elmquist – have announced the release of their new album, HALF MOON LIGHT (Dualtone), the band’s fourth studio LP and first one since 2017.

Out on Feb. 7, 2020, it was produced by Aaron Dessner (The National) at his studio in upstate New York and features guitarist Josh Kaufman and drummer J.T. Baites. The band has shared first single, “Count On Me” and the album is available for pre-order now.

Williams says: “After singing “Count On Me” together in the studio we walked outside and couldn’t help but think about the sense of camaraderie and kindness that seems to happen at our shows. Like strangers becoming neighbors wrapping their arms ‘round each others necks and saying ‘I got ya.’”



Pre-order features limited-edition gold vinyl and autographed merchandise bundles. 

“I want it to bring comfort,” Elmquist says. “But it’s not all hard conversations. There’s a lot of light and some dancing that needs to happen...We try to invite as many people into the process to see what we can make together. I like that collaborative spirit and that freedom. Then, the songs speak for themselves.”

The album marks a return to recording in New York with Dessner, whom the band counts as both a hero and a comrade. “We already had a friendship with Aaron and a strong, shared understanding of our musical vision,” Williams says. “It’s really important to us to be a part of a community of musicians. We like the collaborative, communal way of making something. Aaron showed us a new way of trusting and collaborating. His idea of bringing in Josh and J.T. was such a beautiful gift. The meekness that these friends brought to the table was something that we will never forget. A sense of controlled fury. Lightning in a shoebox.”

“Aaron has a powerful quietness about him,” Pipkin says. “A lot of people I meet in the music industry have lots of bravado, and it’s something I have trouble believing. Aaron doesn’t have that. He is a joy to work with. A true friend.”

For the first time, the band stayed where they recorded, sequestered from the world at Aaron’s studio in upstate New York. 

“We made this record in a place of joy and collaboration with our friends. We were trying to do something bigger than ourselves,” says Elmquist. “I think we’ve been wanting to make this record for a while now. It just hasn’t come together as perfectly as it did this time.”

In support of HALF MOON LIGHT, The Lone Bellow have confirmed a worldwide tour that will begin in January in London. North American dates begin in February in Los Angeles and continue through April with their first-ever headlining show at the Ryman in Nashville, TN. The band will then head to Europe and come back to America for summer festival appearances. For updates and tickets, please visit

Track listing:

I Can Feel You Dancing
Good Times
Count On Me
Wash It Clean
Just Enough To Get By
Illegal Immigrant
Dust Settles

2020 Tour dates:

22 - London - St. Pancras Old Church - SOLD OUT
23 - London - St. Pancras Old Church - SOLD OUT
25 - Glasgow - Celtic Connections (RSNO Hall)
12 - Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour
13 - Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour
26 - Houston, TX - The Heights Theater
27 - Austin, TX - Scoot Inn
28 - New Braunfels, TX - Gruene Hall
29 - Dallas, TX - Granada Theater
2 - Kansas City, MO - Knuckleheads
4 - Denver, CO - Bluebird
6 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Commonwealth
7 - Boise, ID - The Olympic
9 - Vancouver, BC - Imperial
10 - Seattle, WA - Neptune
11 - Portland, OR - Revolution Hall
13 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
14 - Pioneertown, CA - Pappy & Harriets
2 - Minneapolis, MN - Varsity Theater
3 - Madison, WI - Majestic Theatre
4 - Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall
5 - Louisville, KY - Headliners
7 - Birmingham, AL - Saturn
8 - Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse
10 - Saxapahaw, NC - Haw River Ballroom
11 - Washington DC - 9:30 Club
14 - Toronto, ON - Opera House
15 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
16 - Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club
17 - New York, NY - Webster Hall
24 - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium

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