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Dean Owens & The Sinners – Sinner’s Shrine

Release Date: February 18, 2022
Label: EelPie Records

After nearly 2 years of pandemic induced lockdown and isolation, award winning Scottish singer songwriter Dean Owens is over the moon to finally announce the release of his highly anticipated Sinner’s Shrine album, recorded with musicians from iconic desert noir Latin rockers Calexico at WaveLab Studio in Tucson (in Jan 2020). The album will be a joint release by London’s Eel Pie Records and Continental Record Services (Netherlands) on 18 Feb 2022.

Photo: Gaelle Beri
Photo: Gaelle Beri

Sinner’s Shrine is the latest stop on a lifetime’s journey – from the post industrial heartlands of Scotland to the untrammelled wide-open vistas of the American Southwest – as Dean surrenders to the intoxicating sounds of the US desert states, with themes of love and lust, sinners and saints, the displaced, the wanderers and the border ghosts.

In addition to members of Calexico, special guests on the album include Grant-Lee Phillips and Grammy nominated Guatemalan singer songwriter Gaby Moreno. While still rooted in Dean’s signature sound, each song sees him pushing the boundaries, adding desert noir and Latin notes to his musical palette. 

“There’s something to be said for chance meetings of musicians when they travel, and the story behind Sinner’s Shrine goes deep into the heart of what happens when there is openness on both sides to share and connect. One of the standout moments for me working on this album was finding out how well Dean’s and my vocal blended. It reminded me that the world is small and that our link through music, regardless of our background, highlights the fact that we are all more closely related and that these bonds are still good medicine for these times” – Joey Burns (Calexico) Arizona.

01 Arizona
02 The Hopeless Ghosts
03 New Mexico
04 Companera
05 Here Comes Paul Newman
06 The Barbed Wire’s Still Weeping
07 La Lomita
08 Land Of The Hummingbird
09 We Need Us
10 Summer In Your Eyes
11 After The Rain

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