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