Ryan Adams will release three tracks on vinyl on April 28th, just a few days post-Record Store Day. The title track is “I Do Not Feel Like Being Good.” Adam’s online store lists “How Much Light” and “In the Dark” as the other sides of the vinyl, but an announcement sent via email states the other two tracks are titled “Cop City” and “Look In the Mirror.”
The vinyl will be released by Pax-Am Records as a 7″, the record label Adams started after butting heads with his previous label, Lost Highway Records. Adams’s recording studio goes by the same name as his label. Pax-Am will also release new singles by Phoebe Bridgers, Daniel Clarke, and Mike Viola. Bridgers’s tracks were produced by Adams, and Clarke and Viola both play with Ryan Adams & The Shining.
Adams wrote a letter about recording the singles, which serves as the description on the Pax-Am website. An excerpt reads:
“I recorded these songs one afternoon on two microphones. Dave LaBrel and I had been trying to figure out WHY these songs didn’t work or HOW they worked…
…These songs were born of necessity though- and arrived late and fashionably unmessy- I really watched the trains from that roof… They shook that building and they blew that dust up across my face.
The dust never settles. My songs never do either. They will always be at war with themselves and will always be trying to tell you something about what it means, you know, to really be alive. And how painful it is – if for no other reason than just how hard it is to stay in the moment and how hard it will be one day to let it all go.
This is just me and my acoustic guitar and a story to tell. Charlie snuck in one day and mixed these and I asked to not hear. I can’t listen to myself tell these stories. But I’ll tell them to you one day.
That’s being in the moment. I’m running from the ghosts in these songs and will be forever, humbled and grateful for the movement to rise up and still be running…”
The vinyl will be available on April 28th. You can pre-order the record now on Pax-Am for $6, and it will arrive on or before the release date.