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Peter Wolf Announces New Album ‘A Cure for Loneliness,’ Releases ‘Wastin’ Time’ Single

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J. Geils Band frontman Peter Wolf returns April 8 with his eighth solo album, A Cure for Loneliness.

The new LP ends a lengthy drought between releases for Wolf, whose most recent record, 2010’s Midnight Souvenirs, peaked at No. 45 on Billboard‘s Top 200 Albums chart. It’s preceded by lead-off single “Wastin’ Time,” which you can hear above.

“I see this album as a continuation of a body of work that I’ve been creating for a long, long time,” Wolf said in a press release. “Each album is a challenge and every one of them has been a learning experience. I think that they’ve become more personal and revealing as I’ve continued. I still feel the way I felt when I started out decades ago, I’m just trying to prevail and continue to grow as an artist … and to keep rolling on with music as a cure for loneliness.”

The 12-track LP, which is available for pre-order now, includes nine Wolf originals, four of which were co-written with his longtime collaborator Will Jennings. The track listing, which blends studio and live performances, also makes room for a newly recorded bluegrass rendition of the J. Geils Band number “Love Stinks.”

“I come out of the era where albums had a beginning, a middle and an end, and I still feel like it’s my obligation to the art form that an album should have a certain flow to it, and that’s still the formula I guide myself by,” said Wolf. “Performing in front of an audience is one of the things I enjoy most, and it’s a different energy from the energy that comes out in the studio. So mixing studio and live tracks is like using different lighting for different scenes in a film.”

Wolf will support A Cure for Loneliness with a round of spring tour dates, which begins April 29 in Hartford, Ct. Visit his official site for detailed ticketing information, and check out the new album’s complete track listing below.

Peter Wolf, ‘A Cure for Loneliness’ Track Listing
“Rolling On”
“It Was Always Easy to Find An Unhappy Woman”
“Peace of Mind”
“How Do You”
“Fun for a While”
“Wasting Time”
“Some Other Time, Some Other Place”
“It’s Raining”
“Love Stinks”
“Mr. Mistake”
“Tragedy”
“Stranger”

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