Nick Lowe announces first album in 11 years, touring with Los Straitjackets (listen to “Went to a Party”)

The great Nick Lowe has announced Indoor Safari, his first studio album in 11 years, which will be out September 13 via Yep Roc. He made it with frequent collaborators and tourmates Los Straitjackets as his backing band. “The Straitjackets like all kinds of music, and are very good, open-minded musicians, apart from being very agreeable people,” Lowe says. “And they also have a sort of punk rock ethos, which, unfortunately, I do too. I’ve tried to shrug it off so many times, but I just can’t get rid of it.”

The first single from the album is “Went to a Party,” which Nick cowrote with Los Straitjackets (their first songwriting collaboration) and bears their strong surfy touch. You can watch the video below.

Nick is on a solo tour with Ron Sexsmith in Canada as we speak, and has dates with Los Straitjackets later in June surrounding their appearance at Wilco’s Solid Sound Festival. Those include a NYC-area show at Port Washington’s Landmark on Main Street on 6/26. All dates are listed below.

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Indoor Safari
Went To A Party (Lowe, Angel, Curry, Sprague, Townson) 2:57
Love Starvation (Lowe) 2:51
Crying Inside (Lowe) 2:55
A Quiet Place (Bell, Meade) 3:13
Blue On Blue (Lowe) 3:38
Jet Pac Boomerang (Lowe) 3:14
Tokyo Bay (Lowe) 2:24
Trombone (Lowe) 4:06
Different Kind of Blue (Lowe) 3:34
Raincoat In The River (Schroeder, Kaye) 3:00
Lay It On Me Baby (Lowe) 2:51
Don’t Be Nice To Me (Lowe) 2:55


Nick Lowe (solo) with Ron Sexsmith:
June 12 – Bella Concert Hall – Calgary, AB, Canada
June 13 – Festival Place – Sherwood Park, AB, Canada
June 15 – Burton Cummings Theatre – Winnipeg, MB, Canada
June 17 – The Bronson Centre – Ottawa, ON, Canada

Nick Lowe and Los Straitjackets:
June 20 – Narrows Center for the Arts – Fall River, MA
June 21 – Stone Mountain Arts Center – Brownfield, ME
June 22 – Infinity Hall – Hartford, CT
June 23 – Levon Helm Studios – Woodstock, NY
June 25 – Tarrytown Theatre – Tarrytown, NY
June 26 – Landmark on Main Street – Port Washington, NY
June 28 – The Palace Theatre – Manchester, NH
June 29 – Wilco’s Solid Sound Festival – North Adams, MA
June 30 – Concerts Under the Stars – King of Prussia, PA