“Will Call” John Vanderslice

"Free Will" by John Vanderslice is Northern Trabnsmissions' Song of the Day.' The song is off the singer/songwriter/producer's forthcoming LP 'The Cedars'
"Free Will" by John Vanderslice

John Vanderslice is returning with his first album in six years, The Cedars, due out April 5, and today he shared a new single, “Will Call,” a song that he calls his biggest departure yet. With The Cedars inspired by the natural beauty of Vanderslice’s land in Northern California, the slow pulsing sine waves rolling under scattered bells and keys translate the terrain into a hypnotic soundscape.” Vanderslice also shared his inspirations for the song, which include Sonoma and Los Angeles, and a couple of his current favorite artists, Spirit of the Beehive and JPEGMAFIA.

The Cedars is out April 5 and is available for pre-order digitally and on vinyl. John Vanderslice will be touring in support of the album this spring with Pedro The Lion and Meernaa. All dates are below and on sale now.

John Vanderslice
Live Dates

4/12: Cellar Door – Visalia, CA ^
4/13: Soda Bar – San Diego, CA ^
4/14: Bootleg Theater – Los Angeles, CA ^
4/17: Valley Bar – Phoenix, AZ ^
4/18: 191 Toole – Tucson, AZ ^
4/19: Bunkhouse Saloon – Las Vegas, NV ^
4/20: Kilby Court – Salt Lake City, UT ^
4/22: Tractor Tavern – Seattle, WA ^
4/23: Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR ^
4/26: The Big Room at Sierra Nevada – Chico, CA ^
4/27: Harlow’s – Sacramento, CA ^
4/28: Rickshaw Stop – San Francisco, CA ^
5/01: RecordBar – Kansas City, MO *
5/02: Old Rock House – St. Louis, MO *
5/06: Cat’s Cradle Backroom – Carrboro, NC *
5/07: Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA *
5/08: Rock & Roll Hotel – Washington, DC *
5/10: Music Hall of Williamsburg – Brooklyn, NY *
5/11: Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA *
5/13: Lee’s Palace – Toronto, ON *
5/14: The Loving Touch – Ferndale, MI *
5/15: Skully’s – Columbus, OH *
5/17: Hi-Fi – Indianapolis, IN *
5/18: Castle Theater – Bloomington, IN *
5/21: Fine Line Music Cafe – Minneapolis, MN *

^ w/ Meernaa
* w/ Pedro The Lion

After the tour cycle for 2013’s double release of his solo album Dagger Beach and his Bowie re-imagination Vanderslice Plays Diamond Dogs, Vanderslice took an extended break from his solo career in order to build an ambitious new Tiny Telephone studio in Oakland, and to take on record producing as a full-time job. Since that time he has produced over 70 records by artists such as Grandaddy, Samantha Crain, Into It. Over It., Teen Daze, Cherry Glazerr, Sophie Hunger, Frog Eyes, Bombadil, and Strand of Oaks.