Mary Chapin Carpenter’s anticipated new album “The Things That We Are Made Of ” is now streaming in full exclusively as part of NPR Music’s First Listen series.
Out next Friday, May 6th on
THE THINGS THAT WE ARE MADE OF TRACK-LISTING:
- Something Tamed Something Wild
- The Middle Ages
- What Does It Mean To Travel
- Map Of My Heart
- Oh Rosetta
- Deep Deep Down Heart
- Hand On My Back
- The Blue Distance
- Note On A Windshield
- The Things That We Are Made Of
Produced by Grammy Award-winning producer Dave Cobb, the album features eleven new songs written by Carpenter. The album was recorded at Nashville’s Sound Emporium and Low Country Sound studios during the spring and summer of 2015.
If “The Things That We Are Made Of ” sees the country veteran searching for memories to inscribe and old roads to rut, it finds her most often looking toward the unknown with grace and breaking fecund ground with top producer Dave Cobb,” and goes on to assert, “Her album plays out both sides of that classic country gesture at the unknown—darkness and latent enlightenment —and by emphasizing both, she accomplishes what sounds like a transformation,” NPR Music praises.
In celebration of the release, Carpenter will embark on an extensive tour, including a show at Wolf Trap with special guests The Milk Carton Kids on July 2nd. Additional upcoming performances include shows in Greensboro, NC, Westbury, NY, Northampton, MA, New Brunswick, NJ, Ridgefield, CT, Lowell, MA, Brownfield, ME, Englewood, NJ, State College, PA, Highland Park, IL, Chautauqua, NY and Boston, MA with Joan Baez.
Moreover, on May 1st, Carpenter will join renowned music journalist and author Anthony DeCurtis for a special conversation and performance at New York’s 92nd Street Y. Tickets for the event can be purchased here. (Additional dates to be announced soon.)