Listen: Cory Branan’s new song “The No-Hit Wonder”, featuring The Hold Steady’s Craig Finn and Steve Selvidge


Nashville resident Cory Branan’s ragged and punk-minded take on country music has earned him a sizable following in the city’s ever-prolific music scene. Now, many outside Music City are starting to take notice, as Branan’s managed to recruit the likes of Jason Isbell, Caitlin Rose, Tim Easton, and Austin Lucas for his upcoming fifth album. Entitled The No-Hit Wonder, it’s due out August 19th via Bloodshot Records.

For the album’s title track, Branan expands the guest roster even more by teaming with The Hold Steady’s own Craig Finn and Steve Selvidge. Their resulting collaboration is a blitzing and potent mixture of southern rock, charming third-person story-telling, and raucous country-punk fun.

Listen in below (via Noisey).

Starting in August, Branan will also hit the road. See his full schedule below.

Cory Branan 2014 Tour Dates:
08/23 – Nashville, TN @ High Watt
09/05 – Fort Worth, TX @ Lola’s
09/06 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk (inside),
09/09 – Houston, TX @ Rudyard’s
09/10 – Baton Rouge, LA @ Mud & Water
09/11 – New Orleans LA @ Beatnik
09/24 – Birmingham, AL @ The Bottletree
09/25 – Athens, GA @ Caledonia
09/26 – Charlotte, NC @ The Milestone
09/27 – Richmond, VA @ The Camel
10/01 – New York City, NY @ Mercury Lounge
10/02 – Cambridge, MA @ Atwoods Tavern
10/10 – Chicago, IL @ Schuba’s