For Robyn Hitchcock's new album, The Man Upstairs, he worked with legendary British folk producer Joe Boyd (Nick Drake, Fairport Convention, Etc). Boyd suggested that Hitchcock make "a Judy Collins album," such as Elektra would have released in in the late '60s, with a mix of originals and covers, all in a spare acoustic style that showcases Hitchcock's skill with the frets and his nicely aged voice. Among the covers are versions of The Doors' "The Crystal Ship" and a particularly lovely take on The Psychedelic Furs' "The Ghost in You." You can stream that and the whole album below.
Robyn will be on tour this fall, including a stop at New York's City Winery on November 10. Tickets are on sale now. Before that, Robyn will be in New York this week for the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival, appearing as part of the Pretty Good Friends show at The Bell House on Saturday (9/20). That's sold out though you can still buy the Eug Express Lane VIP packages that get you +1 into everything.
All Robyn Hitchcock tour dates are listed, along with the stream of his album, below...
Robyn Hitchcock - 2014 Tour Dates September 18, 2014- Nashville, TN at The City Winery. September 20, 2014 - Brooklyn, NY at The Bell House at Eugene Mirman Festival. September 30, 2014 - London at Rough Trade East. Event details here. October 1, 2014 - Brighton, UK at Komedia. October 2, 2014 - Bristol, UK at The Lantern. October 3, 2014 - Oswetry, UK at Hermon. October 4, 2014 - Oxford, UK at St John The Evangelist. October 6, 2014 - Cambridge, UK at The Junction. October 7, 2014 - Colchester, UK at Arts Centre. October 18, 2014 - Whitby, UK at Musicport Festival. October 19, 2014 - Edinburgh, UK at Electric Circus. October 31, 2014 - Decatur, GA at Eddie's Attic. November 1, 2014 - Decatur, GA at Eddie's Attic. November 2, 2014 - Nashville, TN at The City Winery. November 5, 2014 - Raleigh, NC at Kings. November 6, 2014- Raleigh, NC at Kings. November 8, 2014 - Annapolis, MD at Ram's Head On Stage. November 9, 2014 - Philadelphia, PA at World Cafe Live. November 10, 2014 - New York, NY at The City Winery. November 13, 2014 - Northampton, MA at Iron Horse Music Hall. November 16, 2014 - Pittsburgh, PA at The Club Cafe.