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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

New Tunes Tuesday: Scott Tournet, "When the Lights Go Down"

Posted By on Tue, Apr 9, 2013 at 3:43 PM


Scott Tournet, Ver La Luz cover

Earlier today, Paste Magazine premiered "When the Lights Go Down," an advance track from the forthcoming solo record by GPN guitarist Scott Tournet. The album, dubbed Ver La Luz, is slated for a May 14 release and boasts some added Vermont flavor with cameos by Waylon Speed's Kelly Ravin and alt-country songwriter Lowell Thompson. Ms. Potter herself reportedly drops by on a duet, one of two songs she co-wrote with Tournet for the record.

As for the song, "Lights" suggests a soft departure from the 1970s-rock-informed material found on Tournet's 2006 solo effort, Everyone You Meet Is Fighting a Hard Battle, and is a far cry from the sludgy blues-rock of his side project Blues & Lasers — let alone standard GPN fare.

Translating the jargon-y press release sent today announcing the premiere, apparently Tournet got sad, then got happy and wrote songs about the experience — I'm guessing while listening to Yoshimi-era Flaming Lips and The Whole Love-era Wilco. If "Lights" is any indication, Ver La Luz — Spanish for "see the light" — will reveal a more introspective and sensitive Tournet than the guitar slinger GPN fans are familiar with.

Here's a link to the track. Ver La Luz drops on Tuesday, May 14. Scott Tournet will play a solo show at Higher Ground in South Burlington on Thursday, May 16, as part of a short tour pimping the record.    




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Dan Bolles

Dan Bolles

Dan Bolles is Seven Days' assistant arts editor and also edits What's Good, the annual city guide to Burlington. He has received numerous state, regional and national awards for his coverage of the arts, music, sports and culture. He loves dogs, dark beer and the Boston Red Sox.

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