Joe Pug Announces New Album: ‘Sketch of a Promised Departure’
UPDATED: October 26, 2023
UPDATED: October 26, 2023

Singer-songwriter Joe Pug has announced the release of his highly anticipated album, Sketch of a Promised Departure. The album is Pug’s first full-length project since 2019’s The Flood in Color. Pug has collaborated with world-class musicians such as Robert EllisJT Bates, and Andrew Marlin of Watchhouse to create ten brand-new songs that are sure to delight fans.

In addition to the new album, Pug has also launched a new online repository called the Nation of Heat Vault. The Vault contains every album, podcast, and newsletter that Pug has ever made.

Subscribers to the Vault can stream and download the entire new album right now, months before it is set to be released on Spotify. With just a few clicks, fans can be listening to Sketch of a Promised Departure in the Vault.

Availability and Purchase Options

The album is available for pre-order on CD ($20), silver vinyl ($30), and metallic gold vinyl ($40). There are only 300 limited edition copies available on metallic gold vinyl, so fans should act fast to secure their copy. The physical merchandise will ship when the album is released next year.

Listeners who pre-order the album can also enjoy one month of free access to Pug’s Nation of Heat Vault.

In addition to physical copies, the album will be available to stream on Spotify on March 1, 2024.  Remember, though, you can easily stream the entire album right now with a subscription to the Vault.

For those who want to complete their Joe Pug collection, there are also the following collector bundles available for purchase on the website: Completist Package ($250)Maximalist Package ($150), and Enthusiast Package ($60). These packages include a mixture of the new album on vinyl (the Gold edition ships to the first 300 orders), a t-shirt, artist’s signature, and any three vinyl records of the fan’s choice are also included in the completist package.

Fans can also purchase the album tee separately featuring a sketch of the album cover for $30.00. The tee comes in sizes small, medium, large, XL, and XXL.

Tracklist Details

Joe Pug’s upcoming album Sketch of a Promised Departure includes ten brand new songs that were recorded with world-class musicians.

The album’s tracklist includes the following songs:

  • Fast Asleep Inside the Garden
  • Heroes Pass Us By
  • Then the Rain
  • What Is Good Will Never Change
  • Brother John (Charcoal on Paper)
  • Treasury of Prayers
  • Prisoner’s Song
  • You’re Not a Secret
  • No Place a Good Man Can Hide
  • Descent From the Cross by Torchlight

Each song on the album showcases Pug’s distinctive songwriting style and his ability to craft compelling narratives with his lyrics. Fans of Pug’s previous work can expect to hear his signature roots blend of folk, rock, and Americana.

About Joe Pug

Joe Pug is an independent American musician known for his soulful and introspective songwriting. He first gained attention with his debut EP Nation of Heat in 2008, which was praised for its raw honesty and poetic lyricism. Since then, he has released several critically acclaimed albums and has toured extensively both in the US and abroad.

Pug’s music is characterized by his distinctive voice, which has been compared to that of Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen. His songs often deal with themes of love, loss, and the search for meaning in a complex world. He is also known for his powerful live performances, which have earned him a dedicated fanbase.

In addition to his music, Joe Pug has launched a podcast called The Working Songwriter. The podcast features conversations with some of today’s best songwriters, exploring the intricacies of the creative process and the challenges of making a living as a songwriter. The podcast is a valuable resource for aspiring songwriters and music fans alike.

Check out our recent article on Joe Pug’s podcast for more information on this exciting project.

Joe Pug has established himself as a unique voice in American music, and his new album only further cements his reputation as such. With his powerful lyrics and soulful melodies, Pug continues to inspire and connect with audiences around the world.

Final Thoughts

Sketch of a Promised Departure is yet another standout addition to Joe Pug’s already impressive discography, showcasing his growth and evolution as an artist while staying true to the qualities that have made him a beloved figure in the folk and Americana music scenes.

It’s no surprise that fans are eagerly signing up for his new album and exploring his back catalog. Joe Pug’s commitment to his craft and his fans is truly admirable, and we can’t wait to see what he has in store for us next.

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