Jordie Lane is set to release his new album Blood Thinner next week and  to celebrate he’s heading out on a national tour. After spending much of the last year baking in the Californian desert,Jordie Lane’s second LP takes a sharp and unique turn away from his critically acclaimed studio debut, Sleeping Patterns.  Completely stripped back to the bare bones of recording techniques, the tracks on Blood Thinner were captured between a remote desert motel room, a basement and, finally, a bleeding hot garage in Eagle Rock, LA.

Responsible for almost every sound on the recording, Jordie virtually threw the kitchen sink at it, creating some truly unique sounds using everything from kitchen utensils, wine glasses, boxes and banjo skins, and even a fan-powered harmonium found on the side of the highway for $10. Co-produced and mixed by multi Grammy Award winner Tom Biller, (Beck, Kanye West, Karen O), and mastered by Grammy award winner Reuben Cohen at Lurssen Mastering, Hollywood, Blood Thinner is a record that travels across landscapes with gospel choirs, near-techno beats, campfire folk songs, bluegrass and West-coast country.

Blood Thinner is out July 15 on Vitamin Records

Blood Thinner National Album Launch Tour
with special guests to be announced
*Jordie Lane solo

Thursday 21st July – Ararat Hotel Red Room, Ararat*
Tix at the door

Friday 22nd July – Harvester Moon, Bellarine*
Tix from venue on (03) 52593200

Saturday 23rd July – Baby Black Café, Bacchus Marsh*
Tix from venue on (03) 53675156

Sunday 24th July – Lot 19, Castlemaine*
Tix at the door

Wednesday 27th July – Front Gallery, Canberra
Tix at the door

Thursday 28th July – Wickham Park Hotel, Newcastle
Ramjet, 78 Darby St Cooks Hill 2300 Phone (02)4926 2839
Suspension Cafe, 3 Beaumont St Islington 2296 Phone (02)4962 2717

Friday 29th July – The Vanguard, Sydney
Phone the venue on (02) 9550 3666

Saturday 30th July – Grand Junction Hotel, Maitland
Free entry

Sunday 31st July – Lizottes, Kincumber
Phone the venue on (02) 4368 2017

Thursday 4th August – Beetle Bar, Brisbane

Friday 5th August – Joe’s Waterhole, Eumundi
Credit card sales: Phone Joe’s Waterhole 07 5442 8144
Cash sales: Joe’s Waterhole Lounge, Memorial Drive Eumundi 4562; Backbeat Records, Big Top Shopping Centre, Maroochydore; Shake It Up Music, 186 Currie St Nambour

Saturday 6th August – Mullum Civic Hall, Mullumbimby
Usual outlets/(02) 66846195

Thursday 11th August – Westernport Hotel, San Remo
Phone the venue on (03) 5678 5205

Friday 12th August – Corner Hotel, Melbourne
Phone the venue on (03) 9427 9198

Saturday 13th August – Barwon Heads Bowling Club, Barwon Heads
Tix at the door

Sunday 14th August – Old Hepburn Hotel, Daylesford
Phone the venue on (03) 5348 2207

Wednesday 17th August – The Loft, Warrnambool
Tickets on sale at venue
Capricorn Records 03 55622803 148 Liebig Street Warrnambool, VIC 3280

Thursday 18th August – The Wheatsheaf, Adelaide
Phone the venue on (08) 84434546

Friday 19th August – Indi Bar, Scarborough

Saturday 20th August – Norfolk Basement, Fremantle

Sunday 21st August – Settlers Tavern, Margaret River
Free entry.