Aaron Lee Tasjan To Release ‘Karma for Cheap’ August 31

Aaron Lee Tasjan is set to return with Karma for Cheap on August 31st, 2018 via New West Records. The 10-song set was co-produced by Tasjan, Jeff Trott (Sheryl Crow), and Gregory Lattimer (Albert Hammond Jr.) and features Tasjan’s road band – guitarist Brian Wright, bassist Tommy Scifres, and drummer Seth Earnest – with whom he has been touring heavily for the last two years. Karma for Cheap is the follow up to Tasjan’s critically acclaimed 2016 New West Records debut Silver Tears which was named one of the best albums of that year by multiple outlets including NPR Music.

Most people know Tasjan as one of the wittiest, most offbeat, weed-smokin’ & LSD microdosin’ Americana troubadours, and with Karma for Cheap, he follows his restless muse into the kind of glammy, jingle-jangle, power-pop and psych-tinged sounds he hasn’t dabbled in since his younger days playing lead guitar for a late-period New York Dolls. The roots of Karma for Cheap also drink up the sounds of his Southern California childhood spent listening to The Beatles, and its rocked up, Brit Pop influenced, Beatles-Bowie-Badfinger vibes underscore a departure. The album boldly reimagines these vintage sounds, pushing the boundary of what can be considered Americana. With Karma, Tasjan establishes himself as an artist who not only evolves over time, but isn’t afraid to risk reinventing himself from one record to the next. He states, “I needed this album to have a sense of adventure and mystery, to feel a little shaky and dangerous at times – something that wasn’t the obvious choice in terms of what people already like about what I do. I’ve come to realize that I’m a searcher, which means I’m going to be searching forever.”

Today, Rolling Stone Country premiered the song “If Not Now When,” the lead-off track from Karma for Cheap (below). Karma for Cheap will be available across digital retailers, on compact disc, standard black vinyl, and limited edition Red & Orange split colored vinyl available at Independent Retailers.

Aaron Lee Tasjan Karma For Cheap Track Listing:

1. If Not Now When

2. The Truth Is So Hard To Believe

3. The Rest Is Yet To Come

4. Heart Slows Down

5. End Of The Day

6. Dream Dreamer

7. Strange Shadows

8. Set You Free

9. Crawling At Your Feet

10. Song Bird

Aaron Lee Tasjan On Tour:

6/22 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues Chicago *

6/23 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues Chicago *

6/24 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues Chicago *

6/27 – Columbus, OH – Express LIVE *

6/28 – Sauget, IL – Pop’s Concert Venue *

6/29 – Milwaukee, WI – Summerfest *

6/30 – Lawrence, KS – Middle of The Map Fest *

7/2 – Lincoln, NE – The Bourbon *

7/4 – Denver, CO – The Odgen *

7/6 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot *

7/7 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory *

7/8 – Bend, OR | Midtown Bend *

7/10 – Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory *

7/11 & 12 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater *

7/14 – Victoria, BC – Rock The Shores *

7/17 – Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades *

7/19 – Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades *

7/20 – Avila Beach CA – Avila Beach Resort Amphitheatre *

7/25 – Cleveland, OH – Jacob’s Pavillion (w/ Jason Isbell)

8/5 – Little Rock – White Water Tavern

8/7 – Oklahoma City, OK – The Jones Assembly

8/11 – Park City, UT – Mountain Town Music

8/14 – Council Grove, KS – Glass House

8/15 – St. Louis, MO – Off Broadway

9/6 – Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge – (Solo Show w/ The Jayhawks)

9/22 – Franklin, TN – Pilgrimage Music Festival

9/23 – Indianapolis, IN – Holler in the Hill

10/3 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo

*w/ Social Distortion

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