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Listen:Mick Turner shares Sometimes

DIRTY THREE’S MICK TURNER SHARES “SOMETIMES,” NEW SONG OFF DON’T TELL THE DRIVER, OUT NOV. 19 ON DRAG CITY

largeReplete with classic epics and timely reprises, Mick Turner’s forthcoming release, Don’t Tell the Driver, is an inspired and focused collection of music that reaches for new borders without sacrificing the dizzy wandering and painterly stillness that has typified this artist’s best work of the past. Fifteen years in, it’s the big rock record we always knew Mick had in him, different to all the other Mick Turner records and the various work he’s done with the Dirty Three, Venom P. Stinger, Bonny Billy, Cat Power and Fungus Brains. It’s a consolidation and development of everything he’s done up until now, streamlined and presented under the sophisticated umbrella known as the rock opera/concept album! “Heavily textured and dreamy,” as described by Esquirewith indecipherable themes of wonder and disenchantment, Don’t Tell the Driver is inarguably the first post-rock rock opera of our times – by an artist running out of time. Get a glimpse into Don’t Tell the Driver via “Sometimes,” one of the album’s many entrancing vocal tracks, featuring Caroline Kennedy-McCracken.

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