Grammy and Dove Awards winning band Jars of Clay is set to release its eleventh studio album, Inland, on its own Gray Matters label with distribution through Tone Tree.
Produced by Tucker Martine (My Morning Jacket, Beth Orton, The Decemberists) and mixed by Beau Sorenson and Jacquire King, Inland is available today for pre-order at iTunes® and Amazon.com, and will be available everywhere Aug 27.
Additionally, multiple limited-edition pre-order packages are available beginning today at www.jarsofclay.com. The packages not only include the new music, but limited quantities of a bonus remix collection download, 180 Gram Dual Disc 45 RPM Color Vinyl, tickets to the Inland tour and pre-event guest passes, lyrics handwritten by the band, posters and other autographed memorabilia. There is even access to a completely private VIP “All Request” Stage-It performance just for the fan and his/her friends that comes complete with a post-concert recorded audio copy of the event!
It’s been nearly twenty years since Dan Haseltine, Steve Mason, Charlie Lowell and Matthew Odmark released their debut Frail. Students at the time, Jars of Clay once again harness the youthful ambition and uninhibited creativity of their beginnings for Inland, while cultivating a maturity in sound with embellishments of violin, horns and ambient melodies that attests two decades of experience.
“These are songs for the ordinary days – when life is weighty and uncertain,” reflects Matthew Odmark. “It is this middle space that we have inhabited over the years. It’s where you and I do the gritty work of actually living.”
Following years on labels, Inland marks Jars of Clay’s first independent release, “We’ve had enough experience with record labels working a project because they have to,” says Haseltine. “Everyone we work with loves the record and wants to help us build something as a band with a big creative vision.”
Jars of Clay is currently on tour, playing new music from Inland and fan favorites spanning the band’s repertoire that includes 16 No. 1 songs. The tour also features special guests The Last Bison supporting in August and Brooke Waggoner and Kye Kye supporting in September on select dates. Confirmed tour dates follow:
August 15 BIRMINGHAM, AL WorkPlay Theater
August 16 CHARLOTTE, NC Amos’ Southend
August 17 KNOXVILLE, TN Bijou Theater
August 18 CHARLESTON, SC The Music Farm
August 21 GREENVILLE, SC The Handlebar
August 23 JACKSONVILLE, FL Murray Hill Theater
August 24 ORLANDO, FL The Social
August 25 ST. PETERSBURG, FL State Theatre
August 29 NASHVILLE, TN 3rd & Lindsley
September 10 LITTLE ROCK, AR Revolution Music Room
September 11 TULSA, OK The Vanguard
September 12 HUTCHINSON, KS Kansas State Fair
September 13 COLORADO SPRINGS, CO The Black Sheep
September 14 SALT LAKE CITY, UT Urban Lounge
September 15 BOISE, ID Knitting Factory
September 17 SEATTLE, WA Puyallup County Fair
September 18 PORTLAND, OR Aladdin Theater
September 20 SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA SLO Brewing Co.
September 21 PALMDALE, CA Palmdale Amphitheatre
September 22 SANTA ANA, CA The Observatory
September 24 MESA, AZ Mesa Arts Center
September 25 ALBUQUERQUE, NM The Lobo Theater
September 27 DALLAS, TX House of Blues, Cambridge Room
October 23 SPRINGFIELD, MO Gillioz Theatre
For all the latest Jars of Clay tour news and more, go to: www.jarsofclay.com