Song Premiere: The Jayhawks, “The Devil Is In Her Eyes”


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On April 29, The Jayhawks return with their ninth studio album, Paging Mr. Proust.

Get a taste of the new offering below with “The Devil Is In Her Eyes.” Singer and songwriter Gary Louris describes the tune as the kind of song every songwriter hopes to pen:

“It just sort of appeared and fell together quickly with no fighting back,” he says. “Lyrically, it is a bit of a stream of consciousness cut and paste, but I can find many meanings looking back at it now … the tilt of a woman’s head and that look in her eye, and I am no match … the gloves come off and I am toast … even when I know it is not in my best interest. That was the old me. [I’m] trying to be a bit better about these things, you know.”

Paging Mr. Proust was produced by Louris, REM’s Peter Buck and Tucker Martine (The Decemberists, My Morning Jacket), and features founding members Louris, Marc Perlman and longtime members Tim O’Reagan, Karen Grotberg and Kraig Johnson. (Mark Olson is no longer with the group.)

Stream “The Devil Is In Her Eyes” below.

The Jawhawks’ Tour Dates:

May 13 – Madison, WI – Barrymore Theatre
May 14 – Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue Theatre
May 15 – Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Small’s
May 17 – Rocky Mount, VA – Harvester Center
May 18/19 – Philadelphia, PA – Non Comm Convention
May 20 – Louisville, KY – Headliner’s
May 21 – Bloomington, IL – The Castle Theatre
May 22 – Iowa City, IA – The Englert Theatre
Sept 1 – Glasgow, UK – The Art School
Sept 2 – Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club
Sept 3 – Bristol, UK – Colston Hall
Sept 6/7 – London, UK – Islington Assembly Hall
Sept 9 – Paris, France – Divan Du Monde
Sept 10 – Groningen, Holland – TakeRoot festival
Sept 11 – Hamburg, Germany – Gruenspan
Sept 13 – Gothenburg, Sweden – Pustervik
Sept 14 – Oslo, Norway – Rockefeller Music Hall
Sept 15 – Stockholm, Sweden – Nalen
Sept 17 – Berlin, Germany – Passionskirche
Sept 18 – Frankfurt, Germany – Zoom Club
Sept 19 – Utrecht, Holland – Tivoli
Sept 20 – Antwerp, Belgium – De Roma Vzw
Sept 22 – Barcelona, Spain – Sala Apolo
Sept 23 – Madrid, Spain – BUT
Sept 24 – Bilbao, Spain – Kafe Antzokia
Sept 25 – Santiago, Spain – Sala Capitol

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