Photo credit Ellie C. Rader
Ryan Paul and the Ardent's forthcoming CD La Vita Nuova is being kept such tight wraps that no one's even seen the cover yet. Apparently, physical discs will be hand delivered to selected music writers the week of the release show, set for Friday, June 19th at the 331 Club on a bill with special guests Eliza Blue and Brian Just.)
By special arrangement, HowWasTheShow has received exclusive permission to stream "It's You," a track from the new album which I am led to believe has only been mastered within the past couple of days.
More info from the press release:
On June 13, 2009, Minneapolis Alt. Country/Indie band, Ryan Paul & THE ARDENT will release their first full length album titled La Vita Nuova. Ryan Paul got his start in the Minneapolis music scene with indie band King Freud in 1999 and worked as a guitar tech for multi-instrumentalist Jeremy Ylvisaker. In 2003, he disappeared from the Minneapolis music scene to return in the summer of 2008. He is joined by veteran musicians in THE ARDENT as well as special guests Janey Winterbauer and Jimmy Peterson on the record. Also performing on June 19th will be Brian Just and Eliza Blue.