Steve Earle will release his New West debut, "Washington Square Serenade," on Sept. 25, Billboard.com can reveal. The 12-track set was produced by the Dust Brothers’ John King and features a duet with Earle’s wife, Allison Moorer, on the track "Days Aren’t Long Enough."
Also included on the album is a cover of Tom Waits’ "Way Down in the Hole," which doubles as the theme song for the HBO series "The Wire," on which Earle stars. The Brazilian group Forro In The Dark guests on the track "City of Immigrants."
"Washington Square Serenade" will be available as a deluxe edition with a bonus DVD, including a walking tour of New York’s Greenwich Village area with Earle and a behind-the-scenes documentary.
Earle, who is also writing his first novel for Houghton Mifflin, will tour this fall. A handful of shows are on tap so far, including appearances at Seattle’s Bumbershoot Festival and Austin, Texas’ Austin City Limits in September.