Elizabeth Cook Returns with First Album in Six Years

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Six years after releasing 2010’s critically acclaimed Welder, Nashville singer-songwriter Elizabeth Cook will finally release the album’s much anticipated follow-up. The Exodus of Venus – Cook’s sixth studio album – drops on June 17 via Agent Love Records and Thirty Tigers.

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The Exodus of Venus consists of 11 original songs, all penned by Cook, and was recorded at Sound Emporium and Happy Valley Studio in the songwriter’s adopted hometown of Nashville. Hear the new song “Methadone Blues” via NPR, and check out the album’s complete tracklist below. 

In advance of the album’s release, Cook debuted a number of songs from her forthcoming album during her March residency at The 5 Spot in East Nashville. She will continue to showcase the new songs in a string of gigs before and after the record’s release. A full list of current tour dates can be seen below.

In the time since she dropped Welder, Cook has kept busy as the host of “Elizabeth Cook’s Apron Strings,” a weekday radio show on Sirius XM’s Outlaw Country. She also continued to perform at the Grand Ole Opry and made five appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman, most recently to perform a cover of The Velvet Underground’s “Pale Blue Eyes.”

The Exodus of Venus Tracklist:
1. Exodus of Venus
2. Dyin’
3. Evacuation
4. Dharma Gate
5. Slow Pain
6. Straight Jacket Love
7. Broke Down In London
8. Methadone Blues
9. Cutting Diamonds
10. Orange Blossom Trail
11. Tabitha Tuders Mama

Elizabeth Cook Tour Dates:

04/22/16 – Louisville, KY – Zanzabar (w/ Derek Hoke)

04/23/16 – Columbus, OH – Rumba Cafe (w/ Derek Hoke)

04/24/16 – Amity, PA – Rinky Dinks Roadhouse(w/ Derek Hoke)

04/26/16 – Annapolis – Rams Head On Stage (w/ Derek Hoke)

04/27/16 – Richmond, VA – Capitol Ale House (w/ Derek Hoke)

04/28/16 – Rocky Mount, VA – Harvester Performance Center (w/ Derek Hoke)

04/29/16 – Charlotte – Double Door Inn (w/ Derek Hoke)

04/30/16 – Maryville, TN – The Shed (w/ Derek Hoke)

05/06/16 – Birmingham, AL – Forum Theatre

05/07/16 – Meridian, MS – Jimmie Rodgers Music Festival

06/15/16 – New York, NY – Joe’s Pub

6/23/16 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West

6/24/16 – Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall

6/25/16 – Baton Rouge, LA – Manship Theatre

6/26/16 – Houston, TX – McGonigel’s Mucky Duck

6/28/16 – Tombal, TX – Main Street Crossing

6/29/16 – Austin, TX – 3TEN

6/30/16 – Dallas, TX – The Kessler Theater

7/1/16 – Memphis, TN – Levitt Shell / Overton Park

Video Premiere: Whitehorse, “Nadine”