Daniel Johnston will release his first new album in six years this October. From the record label:
"On this album, Daniel allied with the musician and producer Jason Falkner, who is known for his own stellar solo career as well as his work with Beck, Air, and Paul McCartney. With Jason manning the boards, “Is And Always Was” was a project that aimed to take the rock and roll symphonies in Daniel’s prolific musical brain and deliver fully-realized and professionally-produced recorded songs. “He possesses that rare individuality that makes the listener wonder where this music comes from,” Falkner says of Daniel Johnston. “It was challenging to make our minds work together but I really found myself immersed in his musical world. It’s a unique place to live, that’s for sure!”Is And Always Was will be released October 6th on Johnston's own Eternal Yip Eye. On a side note, if you've never seen the 2005 documentary The Devil and Daniel Johnston I highly recommend you Netflix that movie immediately. For right now take a listen to "Freedom", the first mp3 from Daniel Johnston's new album.
Daniel Johnston - "Freedom"