GINGER WILDHEART's 2019 solo album The Pessimist's Companion is finally getting a full release through Little Steven's Wicked Cool label.
The album, housed in a sleeve by former Replacements drummer Chris Mars, had previously had a limited release through Ginger's own Round Records label.
"Fresh from a break up, a lonely alcoholic living in a caravan poured his feelings into a collection of songs, as dark as they are confessional," explains Ginger. "The landscape is more eclectic than its predecessor, Ghost In The Tanglewood, but cut from the same tree. The Pessimist's Companion never got a proper commercial release, due to one thing or another, and was hastily mixed and compiled to meet its pre-order deadline. Rough, urgent and entirely in keeping with the subject matter. The album presented here, still wrapped in stunning artwork by Chris Mars, features a brand new mix, a different running order and five extra songs recorded for the session but not finished in time. This is a deeply personal release for me. I hope you find something here to warm the colder nights alone.”
Set for release on 22 April, The Pessimist's Companion is available to pre-order here.
To celebrate the release, Ginger heads out on tour next week for seven acoustic shows in the company of sometime Wildheart Jon Poole, kicking off on Sunday 17th at The Cluny in Newcastle and winding up at the Lexington in London on Saturday 23rd.
Full dates are....
Sun 17th Newcastle Cluny tickets
Mon 18th Edinburgh Bannermans SOLD OUT
Tue 19th Leicester Soundhouse tickets
Wed 20th Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach tickets
Thu 21st Blackpool Waterloo Music Bar tickets
Fri 22nd Huddersfield Parish tickets
Sat 23rd London Lexington tickets