Dear friends of Paradise,

The summer heat us upon us, and what better season to announce the forthcoming release of Steve Gunn’s new album Way Out Weather ? Read on for details about this masterful record and how to pre-order in various formats. You can stream the first single, “Milly’s Garden,” courtesy of NPR’s All Songs Considered, whose Otis Hart writes that Gunn’s virtuosic guitar work is still the main attraction, but his backing band of session players gives the song a Rolling Stones-circa-Exile on Main Street vibe. The sick instrumental jam that unfolds after about two and a half minutes is simultaneously earthy and epic.”

A heady and elliptical travelogue, Way Out Weather demonstrates a radical widescreen evolution for Steve, featuring a larger band and lighting out for lusher, more expansive and impressionistic territories than the critically acclaimed Time Off (2013). This is the virtuosic guitarist and songwriter’s career-defining statement to date, a self-assured masterpiece that completes Gunn’s satisfying transformation into a mature songwriter, singer, and bandleader of subtlety and authority. The record features longtime musical brothers Jason MeagherJustin Tripp, and John Truscinski, in addition to newcomers Nathan Bowles (Black Twig Pickers, Pelt); James Elkington (Freakwater, Jeff Tweedy); Mary Lattimore (Thurston Moore, Kurt Vile); and Jimy SeiTang (Psychic Ills, Rhyton.) We hope you dig it as much as we do. Please visit the album page for additional details.

Read on for confirmed US and EU tour dates, including dates with The War on Drugs, Michael Chapman, and Mike Cooper.

Pre-Order the LP ($18), CD ($13), or both ($25)

Pre-Order the Digital Album via Bandcamp ($9)


The deluxe LP, pressed on 150g virgin vinyl, features a handsome tip-on jacketfull color inner sleeve, and download coupon; the CD is housed in a gatefold jacket. Pre-orders come with an immediate 320k MP3 download of the first single, “Milly’s Garden,” which you can listen to here thanks to the fine folks at NPR’s All Songs Considered.

All pre-order customers will be entered in a drawing for a PoB t-shirt, and the first 25 people who order will also get a free Way Out Weather poster. If you don’t yet have a copy, Steve Gunn’s Time Off will be on sale ($15 LP/$10 CD/$24 LP+CD) for the entirety of the pre-order period. We hope to ship all physical pre-orders at least a week prior to the October 7 release date.

Pre-Order the Digital Album via iTunes


Praise for Steve Gunn:

– It’s impossible to just talk about Steve. He’s too good! I just want to listen to him. Hearing Steve, I was completely blown away, beyond. It mad me want to be part of it myself. – Kurt Vile
– Appalachian mandalas. Cosmic folk songs that feel highly intricate and effortlessly propulsive, like Robbie Basho sitting in with the Doors. – The Washington Post
– A voice as rich and warm as Tim Buckley or a young Van Morrison. – The Wire
– Mesmeric. Spiraling guitar songs that give more than they ask. – Pitchfork
– Luminous, blooming, meditative chants. Just beautiful. – James McNew (Yo La Tengo)


07/31 Seattle,WA – Neumos
08/01 & 08/02 Portland, OR – Pickathon
08/04 Petaluma,CA – Lagunitas Brewing Company
08/06 Big Sur, CA – Woodsist Festival Big Sur
08/07 Sonoma,CA – Gundlach Bundschu Winery
08/10 Los Angeles,CA – The Echo
08/11 San Diego,CA – Soda Bar
08/12 Long Beach,CA – E. 3rd Street
08/22 Brooklyn, NY – Baby’s All Right
08/26 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
08/30 Asheville, NC – Transfigurations II Festival
08/31 Richmond, VA – Strange Matter
09/17 Milwaukee, WI – Acme Records
09/19 Minneapolis, MN – Turf Club – Old Familiar Chime Festival
09/21 New Windsor, NY – Storm King Art Center
10/07 Chicago, IL – Schubas
10/09 Nashville, TN – The Stone Fox
10/10 Durham, NC -Pinhook
10/13 Boston, MA – The Great Scott
10/14 Montreal, Quebec – Vitrola10/27 Berlin, DE – Heimathafen
10/28 Amsterdam, NL – Paradiso
10/31 Zurich, CH – Kaufleuten
11/01 Luxembourg, LU – Rockhal
11/02 Brussels, BE – Anciennt Belgique
11/04 Liverpool, UK – 02 Academy
11/05 London, UK – Roundhouse
11/06 Bristol, UK – 02 Academy
11/07 Manchester, UK – The Ritz
11/08 Glasgow, UK – 02 ABC Glasgow
11/12 London, UK – Cafe Oto
11/13 St Leonards, UK – Kave Gallery

7/31 w/ Foxygen and Woods
8/4 and 8/7 w/ Foxygen
8/22-8/31 w/ Kevin Morby
9/17-9/19 w/Michael Chapman
9/21 w/ The Felice Brothers
10/27-11/08 w/ The War on Drugs
11/12 w/ Mike Cooper


Psst, are you up to date on PoB releases? Check out our three most recent reissues–Lavender Country‘s self-titled 1973 album and Mike Cooper‘s Trout Steel and Places I Know/The Machine Gun Co.–all of which earned Pitchfork’s Best New Reissue rating, among other accolades. Many thanks for your support.