Fourth-generation Albertan rancher, former punk/metal bandleader and award winning Canadian roots star Corb Lund will return to Australia this August to perform at the Optus Gympie Muster and launch his new album Cabin Fever.
Corb will launch the record with an Album Release Party at Notes Live in Sydney's Newtown on Wednesday 22 August, with his long time backing band the Hurtin' Albertans. The tight, dynamic four-piece have excited Australian audiences for close to a decade, with Corb's quirky lyrics, rhythmic vocals and the bands high energy on-stage chemistry.
Written in his cabin in Alberta, New York City, Austin, and Las Vegas, Cabin Fever paints a portrait of a survivalist preparing for the apocalypse ("Gettin' Down On The Mountain"); a tale of a rural man losing a woman to the allure of New York City life ("September"); an ode to his vintage BMW motorcycles ("Mein Deutsches Motorrad"); the broken-hearted anthem "(You Ain't A Cowboy) If You Ain't Been Bucked Off"; the yodeling introduction and physicality of "Priceless Antique Pistol Shoots Startled Owner"; and another throwback to his punk days, the laugh-out-loud desire to date "The Gothiest Girl I Can."
Cabin Fever is released on New West, available through Warner Music Australia from Friday 10 August.
Corb Lund and the Hurtin' Albertans will perform at;
Notes Live - Newtown NSW Wednesday - 22 August
Optus Gympie Muster Main Stage Thursday - 23 August
Optus Gympie Muster Crow Bar Friday - 24 August
Here is Corb with "Roughest Neck Around".