Strange Cargo, the new label created by Larry Klein, in partnership with Universal Music Group (UMG), have announced their first release:
The new album from Thomas Dybdahl, who's work has been compared to that of Tim Buckley and Nick Drake, will be released by the new label on July 12th.
To celebrate they are offering a free download of the bonus track "Party Like It's 1929" here.
With three platinum albums to his credit in his homeland, Thomas Dybdahl launched Songs with a series of concerts in Europe. He has a growing international following, notably in Holland, France and Belgium.
Larry Klein has produced critically acclaimed work by Tracy Chapman, Shawn Colvin, Melody Gardot, Herbie Hancock, Joni Mitchell, Madeleine Peyroux, and Steely Dan's Walter Becker, among many other stellar artists. He has been recognized with five Grammys, including those for Mitchell's 1994 "Turbulent Indigo" and Hancock's 2007 "River: The Joni Letters," which he co-produced. Klein has also worked with such superstars as Bryan Adams, Peter Gabriel, Don Henley, and Bonnie Raitt.
Larry Klein said: "I'm honored to be a part of bringing Thomas' music to the rest of the world. His work has an intrinsic emotional power, and reflects an attention to subtlety that I rarely hear. I couldn't imagine a more exciting artist to be Strange Cargo's first release, as I'm a passionate evangelist when it comes to what he does."
7/13/11 - The Mercury Lounge - NY, NY
7/14/11 - DC9 - Washington, DC
7/15/11 - World Cafe Live Upstairs - Philadelphia, PA
7/16/11 - T.T. the Bear's - Cambridge, MA
7/18/11 - Casa Del Popolo - Montreal, QC
7/19/11 - The Drake - Toronto, ON
7/20/11 - Grog Shop - Cleveland, OH
7/21/11 - Magic Stick - Detroit, MI
7/22/11 - Schubas Tavern - Chicago, IL
7/23/11 - 7th Street Entry - Minneapolis, MN
7/26/11 - The Media Club - Vancouver, BC
7/27/11 - Chop Suey - Seattle, WA
7/28/11 - Doug Fir Lounge - Portland, OR
7/29/11 - Brick & Motar Music Hall - San Francisco, CA
7/30/11 - The Satellite - Los Angeles, CA