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Terry Allen Previews First Album in Six Years With New Song ‘Death of the Last Stripper’

Cult favorite songwriter will release ‘Just Like Moby Dick’ in early 2020

Renowned Texas singer-songwriter/visual artist Terry Allen has announced Just Like Moby Dick, his first album since 2013’s Bottom of the World. Featuring his longtime Panhandle Mystery band, Just Like Moby Dick was co-produced by Charlie Sexton and includes songs co-written by Joe Ely and Dave Alvin.

Allen has released two previews of the album, including the plainspoken sing-along ballad “Death of the Last Stripper,” which recalls the songwriter’s evocative narratives on cult-classic albums like 1979’s Lubbock (On Everything). Additionally, Allen has put out the song “City of the Vampires.”

When previewing his new material at a concert in Austin earlier this year, the Austin American-Statesman wrote that “if these dozen musicians went into the studio tomorrow and recorded the songs they played in Saturday night’s first set, the result would be the best album of the 75-year-old songwriter’s career.”

Allen has been released his own blend of esoteric country-folk records for 45 years, ever since he released 1975’s Juarez. “There is something in that genre of music that is embedded in you from birth,” Allen recently said of country music. “Once you start dealing with real people, all the stereotype stuff falls apart.”

Just Like Moby Dick will be released on Paradise of Bachelors on January 24th.

Just Like Moby Dick track list:

  1. “Houdini Didn’t Like the Spiritualists”
  2. “Abandonitis”
  3. “Death of the Last Stripper”
  4. “All That’s Left Is Fare-Thee-Well”
  5. “Pirate Jenny”
  6. “American Childhood I: Civil Defense”
  7. “American Childhood II: Bad Kiss”
  8. “American Childhood III: Little Puppet Thing”
  9. “All These Blues Go Walkin’ By”
  10. “City of the Vampires”
  11. “Harmony Two”
  12. “Sailin’ On Through”

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