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Punch Brothers - Who's Feeling Young Now?

By Nonesuch Records
January 5, 2012 - 10:00 am

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Punch Brothers - Who's Feeling Young Now?

Punch Brothers - Who's Feeling Young Now?

New York, N.Y. — Punch Brothers release their new album, Who's Feeling Young Now?, February 14, 2012, on Nonesuch Records. Completed over three weeks at Blackbird Studios in Nashville, the record was produced by Grammy Award winner Jacquire King (Kings of Leon, Tom Waits, Modest Mouse).

Who's Feeling Young Now? is the follow-up to 2010's Grammy-nominated Antifogmatic, about which the New York Times said: "Punch Brothers have the unplugged lineup of an old-fashioned string band... But their music is as radical as... new acoustic music can be." The band begins a tour in support of Who's Feeling Young Now? February 17.

Ten songs from Who's Feeling Young Now? were written by Punch Brothers, with the band's friend Josh Ritter co-writing lyrics on two tunes (Hundred Dollars and New York City). Additionally, the album contains the band's interpretations of Radiohead's Kid A and the Swedish group Väsen's Flippen." A track from the album, Movement and Location, is available as a free download (see widget on this page to the right).

Punch Brothers was formed in 2006 by mandolinist/singer Chris Thile with four other virtuosic musicians: fiddler Gabe Witcher, banjo player Noam Pikelny, bassist Paul Kowert, and guitarist Chris "Critter" Eldridge. Their first Nonesuch record, Punch, was released in 2008 and combined elements of the band's many musical interests, including indie rock, folk, jazz, bluegrass, and classical music. In 2009 they all moved to New York City and began a regular, standing-room-only, residency at the Living Room, trying out new songs as well as inspired covers; these shows ultimately spawned Antifogmatic.

"Who's Feeling Young Now? is less evasive than Antifogmatic and Punch," said Thile. "And I feel like part of that is us becoming more comfortable with who we are as a band, and me becoming more comfortable with who I am as a singer."

Selections (NOTE: recording not yet available for pre-ordering at time of this news release)
Movement and Location
This Girl
No Concern of Yours
Who's Feeling Young Now?
Clara
Flippen
Patchwork Girlfriend
Hundred Dollars
Soon or Never
New York City
Kid A
Don't Get Married Without Me

Punch Brother Who's Feeling Young Now? 2012 U.S. Tour Dates

February 17, 2012
Farthing Auditorium, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC

February 18, 2012
Brooklyn Arts Center, Wilmington, NC

February 19, 2012
Shaftman Performance Hall, Jefferson Center, Roanoke, VA

February 23 and 24, 2012 **
Somerville Theatre, Somerville, MA

February 25, 2012 **
Higher Ground Ballroom, Burlington, VT

March 1, 2012 **
Park West, Chicago, IL

March 2, 2012 **
Varsity Theater, Minneapolis, MN

March 3, 2012 **
Liberty Hall, Lawrence, KS

March 6, 2012 **
Neptune Theatre, Seattle, WA

March 7, 2012 **
Wonder Ballroom, Portland, OR

March 8, 2012 **
The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA

March 10, 2012 **
El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles, CA

March 12, 2012 **
Bluebird Theater, Denver, CO

April 28, 2012
Wilkes Community College, Wilkesboro, NC
MerleFest

July 28, 2012
Blue Ridge Parkway, Floyd, VA
FloydFest

*with Loudon Wainwright
**with Aoife O'Donovan

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