Here it is <= in all it’s thumbnail glory; the cover art for the upcoming Tony Sly solo album 12 Song Program. The release is due out February 16th on Fat Wreck Chords and folks can expect guest appearances from Karina Denike of Dance Hall Crashers, Darius from Swingin’ Utters and Joey Cape of Bad Astronaut/Lagwagon fame. Here’s what the No Use For A Name vocalist had to say about making a solo record:
I decided to do a solo record because I had some song ideas that wouldn’t work for No Use. I’ve been wanting to do this for several years but I just never had the time. I also wanted to get some of my more folky influences on a record. I think you’ll hear that this is not an acoustic NUFAN record. I think some songs just can’t be made into punk songs like some punk songs can’t be made into acoustic songs. I also like the idea of having the freedom of playing shows on the fly, being able to show up at a bar with just a guitar and have enough material to play for an hour or so. I’m getting some good feedback and good tours lined-up for 2010. Should be interesting.
Yes it should. Tony recently released a bunch of tour dates, which you can check out on his Dying Scene Shows page.