Neil Young + Promise of the Real confirm details of new album The Monsanto Years

The artwork is a spoofing of American Gothic featuring Neil Young and Daryl Hannah


Neil Young has teamed with Promise of the Real, a band featuring Willie Nelson’s sons Lukas and Michah Nelson, for a “politically/ecologically-charged” collaborative album entitled The Monsanto Years. Today, Reprise Records confirmed the album’s full release details: the nine-song LP will be available beginning June 29th. The album artwork appears to spoof the famous American Gothic painting with a psychedelic water painting featuring Young and his girlfriend, Daryl Hannah.

The album will be available in a variety of packages, including a CD/DVD package, a deluxe vinyl set, and digitally as a Hi-Fi download available through Young’s PonoMusic platform. Pre-orders are now ongoing and include instant downloads of two album tracks: “Big Box” and “A Rock Star Bucks a Coffee Shop”. The video for the latter was recently premiered via Democracy Now, and can be seen below.

The Monsanto Years Tracklist:
01. A New Day For Love
02. Wolf Moon
03. People Want To Hear About Love
04. Big Box
05. A Rock Star Bucks A Coffee Shop
06. Workin’ Man
07. Rules Of Change
08. Monsanto Years
09. If I Don’t Know

The Monsanto Years DVD Tracklist:
01. Big Box
02. A Rock Star Bucks A Coffee Shop
03. Rules Of Change
04. Workin’ Man
05. Monsanto Years
06. A New Day For Love
07. Wolf Moon
08. People Want To Hear About Love
09. If I Don’t Know

In addition, all ticket purchasers for the band’s upcoming “Rebel Content Tour” will receive their choice of the CD/DVD or digital version of The Monsanto Years.

Neil Young + Promise of the Real 2015 “Rebel Content Tour” Tour Dates:
07/05 – Milwaukee, WI @ Summerfest
07/08 – Denver, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre *
07/09 – Denver, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre *
07/11 – Lincoln, NE @ Pinnacle Bank Arena *
07/13 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center *
07/14 – Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
07/16 – Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center *
07/17 – Bethel, NY @ Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
07/19 – Essex Junction, VT @ Champlain Valley Expo
07/21 – Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
07/22 – Great Woods, MA @ Xfinity Center
07/24 – Oro-Medonte, ON @ WayHome Music Festival

* = w/ Band of Horses