Alt. rock heroes Letters to Cleo are releasing new music for the first time in seventeen years this fall. The line up features original members Kay Hanley (vocals), Michael Eisenstein (guitar), Stacy Jones (drums), and Greg McKenna (guitar). The five song EP, Back to Nebraska will be released October 14th on all major digital platforms. The EP is available in multiple physical formats, and for pre-order through Pledge Music .
In anticipation for the release the band is sharing the very first song recorded for the EP, the catchy and classic Cleo sounding, “Can’t Say.” “‘Can’t Say’ is the first song of the new batch,” says Hanley. “It’s the first song we wrote together in 17 years. Greg sent Me, Michael, and Stacy a work tape containing snippets of ideas that he’d been messing around with. When I heard the chord progression for this one, it immediately popped for me so we chose it as the basis for our first writing session. Like many (or most) Cleo songs, I wrote a dummy lyric as a place holder while we worked out the arrangement. As it turned out, I kept most of what I wrote that first day and the ideas kept coming after that.”
Check out the first single, “Can’t Say,” below:
Following the release of the record the band will be heading out on a five city tour, playing in the new songs, along with Letters to Cleo fan favorites live.
October 20 – The Rickshaw Stop – San Francisco, CA TIX
October 22 – The Troubadour – Los Angeles, CA TIX
November 4 – The Double Door – Chicago, IL TIX
November 17 – Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY TIX
November 19 – The Paradise – Boston, MA SOLD OUT