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Watch Ted Leo Perform a Tiny Desk Concert for NPR

The Hanged Man Out Now

Dec 04, 2017 Ted Leo
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Ted Leo self-released a new album, The Hanged Man, back in September. Now he has stopped by NPR’s offices to perform three songs as a Tiny Desk Concert. For the uninitiated, Tiny Desk Concerts are stripped down sets recorded at the desk of Bob Boilen, the host of NPR’s All Songs Considered. Leo performed solo, singing with his electric guitar. He did Hanged Man tracks “Moon Out of Phase” and “Can’t Go Back,” as well as “I’m a Ghost” from Hearts of Oak. Watch it below.

Read our recent Protest interview with Ted Leo.

Previously he shared the album’s first two singles, “You’re Like Me” and “Can’t Go Back,” as well as a video for “Can’t Go Back.”

Leo hasn’t released a solo full-length album or one with The Pharmacists in seven years, since 2010’s The Brutalist Bricks, but earlier this year he announced a Kickstarter campaign for a new one and shared a five-minute sampler of songs.

The Hanged Man is Leo’s 13th album, but the first credited solely to his name (rather than Ted Leo and the Pharmacists). Leo described in a previous press release the recording of the album as a time of “personal desolation that felt fallow but was actually very fertile.” Acclaimed graphic novelist Emil Ferris (My Favorite Thing Is Monsters) did the cover art. Despite not releasing a solo album in seven years, Leo did team up with Aimee Mann for 2014’s collaborative album The Both.

Ted Leo Tour Dates:

12-04 Burlington, VT- Arts Riot
12-05 Montreal, QC - La Sala Rossa
12-07 Ithaca, NY - The Haunt
12-08 Hamden, CT - The Ballroom at The Outer Space
12-09 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg

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