Leftover Salmon will return with their new album Something Higher on May 4 via their own LoS Records, and the band has shared a new track from the effort, “Places,” which debuted over at Guitar World.
Something Higher was recorded in Tucson, AZ, with producer Steve Berlin of Los Lobos and features all analogue recording techniques.
“The first thing we worked on when we arrived in Tucson was ‘Places’,” keyboardist Erik Deutsch tells Guitar World. “Drew [Emmitt] had written a stellar hook and some great verses about his travels; all it needed was a little extra ‘something.’ So with Steve Berlin’s guidance, I came up with the cascading intro melody and then the chords for the bridge and solo section. We plugged in those chords again for the song’s outro, and voila—‘Places’ was ready to go.”
Hear “Places” in the video above, and pre-order Something Higher at Leftover Salmon’s website. The group also recently announced a batch of tour dates in support of the album. See their schedule below.
Leftover Salmon Tour Dates
May 4 Boulder, CO – eTown
May 5 Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
May 9 Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
May 10 Newport News, VA – Boathouse Live
May 11 Aiken, SC – Aiken Bluegrass Festival
May 12 Huntersville, NC – North Carolina Brewers & Music Festival
May 13 Charleston, SC – Pour House
May 15 Cleveland, OH – Music Box Supper Club
May 16 Kalamazoo, MI – Bell’s Eccentric Cafe
May 17 Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
May 18 Kansas City, MO – Bluegrass in the Bottoms
May 19 Lincoln, NE – Great Pinewood Bluegrass Throwdown
May 25 Geneva, MN – Revival Fest
May 26 Chillicothe, IL – Summercamp Music Festival
June 2 Jackson, MS – Cathead Music Festival
June 7 Sandpoint, ID – The Hive
June 8 Whitefish, MT – Great Northern
June 9 Haugan, MT – Silver Cloud Campout