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Langhorne Slim has released a video for “Lost This Time.”  The video debuted via Cardinal Sessions and of the track he notes “A few weeks back, Casey Jane, Joel Sadler, and I met up in New Orleans to shoot as many videos as we could in two days. On the final morning of the trip, Joel found the curtains dancing out by the porch of the Steamboat House where we were staying and kicked me outta bed to capture the moment * I’m glad he did. A brand new tune off of Lost at Last Vol 1 * Lost This Time * We hope y’all enjoy.” The single is taken from Lost at Last Vol. 1, his newest LP which was released via Dualtone on November 10. Watch “Lost This Time” here:
In support of Lost at Last Vol. 1, Langhorne Slim made an appearance on Conan for a spellbinding performance of his single “Life Is Confusing.” He was joined on stage by Casey Jane Reece-Kaigler and you can watch their performance here.  He also performed the album track “Never Break” as a web-exclusive for Team Coco, calling it his “love song for the entire world.” Watch that here.
Today, Langhorne Slim appears on Good Mythical Morning with Rhett & Link to perform “Zombie,” accompanied by Casey Jane Reece-Kaigler. Watch that here.
Previous to the release of Lost at Last Vol. 1, Langhorne Slim shared several singles and tracks by way of 3 EPs –  Never BreakLife Is Confusing and Funny Feelin’.  He has also released a music video for lead single “Zombie” and most recently for “Bluebird.” Both the LP and “Zombie” have enjoyed support from Americana and Triple A non-comm radio, and both entered those respective charts earlier this month.  Lost at Last Vol. 1 was produced by Kenny Siegal, Malachi DeLorenzo, and Langhorne Slim, and was recorded at Panoramic House Studio in Marin County, CA.
Langhorne Slim has enjoyed a long successful career dating back to his debut EP, Electric Love LetterNPR has labeled him a “supercharged folksinger,” while he has likened his music to “country punk.” He has appeared on The Late Show With David Letterman and Conan, and has played numerous festivals including Newport Folk Fest, Bonnaroo and LollapaloozaLost at Last Vol. 1 marks his sixth studio album.
“The song gently weaves together swirling strings beneath Slim’s vocals, which add comforting compassion to what, in lesser hands, could sound like a flippant statement: ‘Life is confusing and people are insane.'” 
American Songwriter on “Life Is Confusing”
“(an) hilariously catchy folk song” Nerdist on “Zombie”
“Langhorne Slim is back with his incomparable folk music” Popmatters
“A bittersweet tune for all of the autumn-deniers.” –Baeble
“Slim’s voice- It’s pure, distinctly American, but without region, a twangy yodel always waiting at the back of his throat. It can go from a whisper to a raspy holler, but always remains trustworthy. A reliable, everyman guide through the many sounds and eras he traverses. 9.1/10” Paste
“Created spontaneously and collaboratively, LanghorneSlim’s new record, Lost at Last (Vol.1), might be his best yet.”  No Depression
“Langhorne’s penchant for hewing classic templates and turning them into honest and emotional narratives is fully vetted and focused, and here he lets loose with a sound as celebratory as it is straightforward… these songs find an instant connection” 9/10 Glide Magazine
Photo Credit: Joshua Black Wilkins
December 31 Asheville, NC – New Year’s Eve featuring The Lost at Last Band @ The Orange Peel
January 1 Nashville, TN – 4th Annual New Year’s with Langhorne Slim & Friends @ City Winery
January 31 – February 4 Cancun, MX @ Avetts At The Beach
February 17 Seattle, WA @ Fremont Abbey Arts Center*
February 18 Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios*
February 22 Napa, CA @ Jam Cellars Ballroom*
February 23 Felton, CA @ Don Quixote’s*
February 27 Morro Bay, CA @ The Siren*
February 28 Los Angeles, CA @ Largo at the Coronet*
March 2 San Diego, CA @ Music Box*
March 3 Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom*
March 13 Evanston, IL @ SPACE
March 15 Ann Arbor, MI @ The Ark
March 16 Columbus, OH @ Rumba Cafe
March 17 Lexington, KY @ The Burl
March 20 Northampton, MA @ The Parlor Room
March 21 Portsmouth, NH @ 3S Artspace
March 22 Woodstock, NY @ The Colony Cafe
March 27 New York, NY @ City Winery
March 28 Alexandria, VA @ The Birchmere
March 30 Wilmington, DE @ The Queen Wilmington
March 31 Lancaster, PA @ Tellus360
* w/ Twain supporting
  1. Life is Confusing
  2. Old Things
  3. House of My Soul (you light the rooms)
  4. Ocean City (for may, jack and brother jon)
  5. Private Property
  6. Money Road Shuffle
  7. Never Break
  8. Bluebird
  9. Alligator Girl
  10. Funny Feelin’ (for junior kimbrough and ted hawkins)
  11. Zombie
  12. Lost This Time
  13. Better Man


As the phenomena of instant connection and the need for constant self-improvement further implant their tendrils into our culture, the ability to truly connect with each other and ourselves has begun to fade.  As we all reach for our smartphones to gaze upon the manufactured perfection of the lives of those we admire, we lose sight of what makes our own lives important. Nashville’s Langhorne Slim interlaces this theme throughout his new album. “Everyone’s searchin’ for something better around every corner, but it’s already right here,” Langhorne says. “We’re all born whole – through livin’ we fall apart…”
The songs on Langhorne Slim’s newest album, Lost at Last Vol. 1, out November 10, 2017, challenge the idea of social rigidity: the attitude that there’s a “correct” way for us to live and a side we should be on.  He urges the world to see through the idea that by following that path and focusing only on fitting the mold, one will have lived a good life.  He re-interprets the sound of the free-spirited yet vulnerable everyman heard on 2015’s The Spirit Moves and brings forth anew the call for us to abandon “the fold” and re-connect with ourselves and each other.
Langhorne Slim is no stranger to the world of popular culture and commercial success.  Lost At Last Vol. 1 is his sixth full-length album; throughout his career he has been defined by reflective songwriting and passionate delivery.Slim’s last album cycle alone garnered him his third appearance on Conan O’Brien’s late-night show, as well as a feature on CBS Saturday Morning, and the highest charting debut of his career.  O’Brien, a personal fan of Slim stated, “After one listen, I became an instant, almost obsessive fan.” Slim has consistently toured on his own, and has appeared on extensive worldwide runs throughout his career with artists such as The Lumineers, The Avett Brothers, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, Gregory Alan Isakov, Josh Ritter, The Devil Makes Three, Sara Watkins, and more.  He’s also appeared on many festival stages, such as Bonnaroo, Newport Folk Festival, Outside Lands, Lollapalooza, and the Philadelphia Folk Festival.
Lost at Last Vol. 1 is a record that Langhorne wanted to do differently from the start.  “Almost immediately after recording our last record, The Spirit Moves,” Slim says, “I felt a deep desire to make another album. One that would take a step sideways in order to take a step forward; one that would be very personal and raw…in the making of this record, I made a deal with myself to trust my own voice and vision more than I ever have before, and to go willingly wherever it led.”
The title alone reflects his need to pen a great wealth of songs, as if the thoughts and inspiration took on a life of their own and just needed to come out.  Recorded over the span of around six months in New Orleans, Los Angeles, and Catskill, NY, and clocking in at about 34 minutes, it’s a short but intense listening experience.  Several songs are under two or three minutes long, but they pack vivid imagery into concise packages in a way that shows a significant diversion from the songwriting on his previous records.  Slim keeps his record-making in the family with this release; longtime band member Malachi DeLorenzo co-produced the record along with Kenny Siegal, and DeLorenzo also mixed several tracks in addition to playing drums on the record.
Slim reflects truths that we may or may not want to admit; in “Life is Confusing”, he muses that “life is confusing, and people are insane”.  He stands resolute in the face of trial: “…you could break my heart, but you’ll never break me,” he sings on “Never Break”.  He calls upon the listener during this time fraught with challenges to unplug from the trajectory our culture has deemed is “right” and find strength in our own vulnerability, in our own instincts.  “We look to our phones, drugs, sex whatever to find ourselves when it’s already right here,” Slim says. These songs join in the rallying call for the wild ones in us all.

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