Today, National Public Radio are hosting the premiere of “Hold On Love,” the first officially-released track from Scott “Wino” Weinrich’s upcoming solo album Adrift. Check out NPR’s All Songs Considered blog to hear the song now by clicking here.
Featuring a total of 12 tracks, Adrift is built from ten original Wino anthems as well as two cover tracks paying homage to Motörhead and Savoy Brown, the incredibly honest and stripped-down acoustic approach and heartfelt emotion of these songs expose the core of this already legendary rock icon in an entirely new light. Set for North American release on Exile On Mainstream Records March 8th, 2011, the label now distributed domestically by E1, a limited edition vinyl version of Adrift was also released in the U.S. on January 18th by Volcom Entertainment.
The previously announced Wino/Scott Kelly acoustic mini-tour will embark tomorrow in Hollywood, then venturing through San Diego, Austin, Chicago, Allston and Baltimore before coming to an end in Manhattan next week.
Wino/Scott Kelly February 2011 Tour:
2/05/2011 Viper Room – Hollywood, CA
2/07/2011 Casbah – San Diego, CA
2/08/2011 Emo’s – Austin, TX
2/09/2011 Abbey Pub – Chicago, IL
2/10/2011 Great Scott – Allston, MA
2/11/2011 Sonar – Baltimore, MD w/ Darsombra
2/12/2011 Mercury Lounge – New York, NY w/ Man’s Gin
“Wino, like Lemmy, is a lifer who couldn’t do anything but make music and tour even if he wanted to, and Adrift is an album that faces that reality with stoicism and power. 4/5” – All Music Guide
“As principal figures in American doom go, Wino has probably contributed to the genre more than any other single figure, and on Adrift, he moves carefully into this new territory and despite any missteps, ultimately lives up to his pedigree in terms of both songwriting and performance.” – The Obelisk
“Wino sings of emotions and problems that we all have. His have stories have a larger feel because he has been on bigger stages than most of us. But “Adrift” shares the sad, pissed, hopeful ground of his fans, who ought to embrace this, as anyone fond of hard-edged acoustic honesty.” – Music Emissions
“…Adrift is a lush, melodic masterpiece, akin to Jar Of Flies and Book Of Shadows, with acoustic playing every bit as dark, layered and exciting as his electric work. 4.5/5” – Metal Underground
“…here’s to Adrift; a classy and engaging record which attaches itself to listener heart and soul, never letting go for a second. Rating: A” – Metal Army America