Beginning today, Rolling Stone Country is hosting the exclusive album premiere of Burn Something Beautiful, the first new solo album in four years from revered singer-songwriter Alejandro Escovedo.  Listen here: Alejandro Escovedo – ‘Burn Something Beautiful’.  In their accompanying Q&A, Rolling Stone declares, “Burn Something Beautiful evokes that often-dissonant spirit of Lou Reed (“Johnny Volume”) melded with Escovedo’s knack for a fiery, infectious punk refrain (“Horizontal”): timeless rather than trendy.”

Available everywhere Friday, October 28th, 2016, Burn Something Beautiful is a highly collaborative affair, co-written and produced by Escovedo along with Peter Buck (R.E.M.) and Scott McCaughey (The Minus 5).  Burn Something Beautiful also features stellar contributions from Kurt Bloch (The Fastbacks), John Moen (The Decemberists), Steve Berlin (Los Lobos), and singers Corin Tucker (Sleater-Kinney) and Kelly Hogan (Neko Case).

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Listen to “Heartbeat Smile” on Spotify:

Burn Something Beautiful – Track List:

  1. Horizontal
  2. Heartbeat Smile
  3. Sunday Morning Feeling
  4. Suit Of Lights
  5. Redemption Blues
  6. Shave The Cat
  7. Johnny Volume
  8. Beauty Of Your Smile
  9. I Don’t Want To Play Guitar Anymore
  10. Beauty And The Buzz
  11. Luna De Miel
  12. Farewell To The Good Times
  13. Thought I’d Let You Know


Alejandro Escovedo on the road with his full band:

Nov. 11                 Tulsa, OK – The Vanguard

Nov. 12                 Kansas City, MO – Knuckleheads Saloon

Nov. 13                 St. Louis, MO – Delmar Hall

Nov. 15                 Minneapolis, MN – Dakota

Nov. 17                 Madison, WI – High Noon

Nov. 18                 Berwyn, IL – FitzGerald’s

Nov. 19                 Milwaukee, WI – The Backroom @ Colectivo

Nov. 20                 Cleveland, OH – Music Box Supper Club

Nov. 23                 Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern

Nov. 25                 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall

Dec.  1                   Richmond, VA – Tin Pan

Dec.  2                   Carrboro, NC – ArtsCenter

Dec. 16                 San Antonio, TX – Sam’s Burger Joint

Dec. 30                 Houston, TX – McGonigel’s Mucky Duck

Jan.   5                   Washington, DC – The Hamilton

Jan.    7                   Fairfield, CT – FTC StageOne

May   5                   Portland, ME – Stone Mountain Arts Center

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For more information, please contact:

Joel Amsterdam – – 310-385-4206