The masked and Jimmy Ellis (Orion)-like visage of Orville Peck is something to behold. The mystery man released his new track “Big Sky” and video today via Sub Pop. Peck will be releasing his debut in 2019 and this spacious country tune sounds promising. If you want more dirt, read the press release with tour dates posted after the video.
Sub Pop has signed the enigmatic country singer Orville Peck, who will release his debut for the label in 2019. Combining the lulling ambiance of shoegaze with the iconic melodies and vocal prowess of classic American country music, outlaw cowboy, Orville Peck croons about love and loss from the badlands of North America. The resulting sound is one entirely his own – taking the listener down dusty rose-colored desert highways; through a world where worn out gamblers, road-dogs, and lovesick hustlers drift in and out of his masked gaze. Orville’s music will be available worldwide from Sub Pop, except for Canada through Royal Mountain Records.
“Big Sky,” his first single, is a campfire lullaby of Orville’s past lovers. He sings about his relationships – with an aloof biker, an abusive boxer and an overly protective jailor in the Florida Keys – and the inevitable demise of each one, as Orville leaves them for the wide open big sky. Watch his official video for the song, directed by Deni Cheng, which follows our anti-hero as he travels through his America, waiting for time to pass.
Orville Peck’s late winter and spring international tour schedule for 2019 currently spans January 4th-May 12th. Highlights include: Canadian shows on January 4th in Toronto and January 5th in Hamilton; A three-date London, UK residency February 28th-March 2nd, immediately followed by shows in Amsterdam on March 5th and Berlin on March 6th; And in May, he’ll be supporting Lord Huron on a string of midwest-southwestern US dates May 6th-May 12th. Additional live dates will be announced in the new year.
Jan. 04 – Hamilton, ON – Casbah (Exclaim! Class of 2019 showcase)
Jan. 05 – Toronto, ON – The Monarch (Exclaim! Class of 2019 showcase)
Feb. 28 – London, UK – Islington
Mar. 01 – London, UK – Servant Jazz Quarters
Mar. 02 – London, UK – The Shacklewell Arms
Mar. 05 – Amsterdam, NL – Sugarfactory
Mar. 06 – Berlin, DE – Auster-Club
May 06 – Columbia, MO – The Blue Note*
May 07 – Oklahoma City, OK – The Criterion*
May 09 – El Paso, TX – Lowbrow Palace*
May 10 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theatre*
May 11 – Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre*
May 12 – Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren*
* w/ Lord Huron