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08.26.2013

New Karen Elson Tour Dates

Karen will be opening a string of dates for Neko Case:

10.20.2013 - The Pageant Theatre, St. Louis MO
10.22.2013 - Taft Theatre, Cincinnati OH
10.23.2013 - Cannery Ballroom, Nashville TN
10.24.2013 - Buckhead Theatre, Atlanta GA
10.25.2013 - Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, Ponte Vedra FL
10.26.2013 - Durham Performing Arts Center, Durham NC
10.27.2013 - Paramount Theatre, Charlottesville VA
10.29.2013 - State Theatre of Ithaca, Ithaca NY

10.22.2012

Karen Elson Interview

The Tate Britian filmed an interview with Karen about the painting "Ophelia" by Millais for their current exhibit, Pre-Raphaelites: Victorian Avant-Garde.

09.27.2012

Half the Sky Download

I’m supporting Half The Sky by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn by donating my song "Stolen Roses" to 30 songs/30 days. Download the song for free today on www.halftheskymovement.org, and remember to check back each day to see which artist will be featured next.

09.07.2012

Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide

I'm happy to be supporting Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, a multi-platform media project inspired by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn’s best-selling book. Check out their website at halftheskymovement.org to find out more details and get a free song download from a different featured female artist every day until October 2nd, including one from me on September 27th!

08.14.2012

Fleetwood Mac Tribute Album Available Now

Just Tell Me That You Want Me – A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac, featuring Karen's cover of "Gold Dust Woman", is now available to purchase via iTunes and Amazon.

07.27.2012

Free Nashville Show - 9.1.2012

Karen is pleased to announce that she'll be playing a free show opening for The Blind Boys of Alabama at Centennial Park in Nashville, TN on the afternoon of September 1st. The event, which takes place at Musicians Corner, runs from 3-6 pm and Karen will take the stage at 4:15 pm.

07.27.2012

Fleetwood Mac Tribute Album Pre-Order

"Just Tell Me That You Want Me – A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac" featuring Karen's cover of "Gold Dust Woman" will be released on August 14th but you can pre-order your copy today via iTunes and Amazon.

07.16.2012

New Citizens Band Album

The Citizens Band has been hard at work on our new album, Grab a Root and Growl. The album is a call to action, a musical shot of enthusiasm to encourage you to get out, take a stand and vote! Through 16 tracks of classic interpretations and original songs, Grab a Root and Growl seeks to remind the country why democracy matters, and is now available on our site for pre-order. A portion of the proceeds will be going to The National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics.

Hear samples from the album and pre-order it here. All pre-orders will also receive a free download of the album's bonus track "Migranta,” written by the talented Rain Phoenix and Mark McAdam.

Citizens Band

07.03.2012

"Milk and Honey" single now available on iTunes

You can now purchase Karen's covers of "Milk and Honey" and "Winter's Going" on iTunes as well as standard black vinyl.

07.02.2012

Gold Dust Woman Sneak Peek!

Check out a sneak peek of Karen's cover of "Gold Dust Woman" from the upcoming Fleetwood Mac tribute album titled Just Tell Me That You Want Me, which will be released August 14th.

06.28.2012

Milk and Honey 7"

Previously only available in limited quantities and specialty vinyl for Record Store Day, you can now purchase the standard black vinyl version of Karen's 7 inch featuring her covers of the songs "Milk and Honey" and "Winter's Going" from Third Man Records' online store as well as their physical store in Nashville, and soon at record stores everywhere.

Karen Elson 'Milk and Honey

06.18.2012

Fleetwood Mac tribute album

On August 14, Hear Music/Concord will release 'Just Tell Me That You Want Me: A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac,' a striking 17-track collection of Fleetwood Mac covers and Karen is happy to announce that her version of "Gold Dust Woman," which she recorded with Beck, will be featured on this release.

04.09.2012

Video for "Train Song" with Ren Harvieu

In addition to Karen's newly released video showcasing her cover of "Milk and Honey" in honor of her 7" release of the same title on Record Store Day his Saturday, Jo McCaughey directed a second video for the cover of the Vashti Bunyan song "Train Song" that features Karen singing with fellow English songstress Ren Harvieu. Check out the premier of the video on Dazed Digital and pre-order Ren's EP on iTunes that includes this mesmerizing cover..

04.09.2012

MILK AND HONEY VIDEO ON ROLLINGSTONE.COM

Go to rollingstone.com and check out the premier of the beautiful video Jo McCaughey directed of Karen, along with guitarist Fats Kaplin, performing her cover of the Jackson C. Frank song "Milk and Honey." In celebration of Record Store Day this Saturday, April 21st, Third Man Records will be releasing a special milk and honey swirled 7" featuring this song as well as another cover of the song "Winter's Going."

04.09.2012

12TH INSTALLMENT OF THIRD MAN'S VAULT SUBSCRIPTION SERIES

This next installment from The Vault will contain an LP component that had Third Man literally digging into its physical vault and dusting off Karen's live performance at Third Man on May 24th, 2010. That evening's performance celebrated the release of her debut LP The Ghost Who Walks and the live record documents her performance in a truly ethereal, vibrant recording that breathes a life into the songs that is wholly different from their studio versions.

Paired with this elegant recording is an interactive record sleeve. The front cover depicts Karen in a field of peach with the striking image of her dress is die-cut. Coupled with a specially designed inner-sleeve, the listener can effectively play “dress-up” with four different looks for Elson, depending on the orientation of the sleeve. If that’s not enough, get rid of the sleeve completely and you can arrange the vinyl itself, pressed on split-color peach and black vinyl, to create a 100% unique dress design. If you aren't already a member of The Vault then sign up now as the package won't be available past April 30th.

Karen Elson Live lp

03.31.2012

Additional RSD release

In addition to the milk and honey swirled 7" vinyl release of Karen's cover of Jackson C. Frank's song "Milk and Honey", Third Man Records will be releasing an alternate version of this recording on Record Store Day (April 21st) that is pressed on milk and honey split-colored vinyl coupled with a laser-cut lace sleeve. For more information go HERE.

03.15.2012

Record Store Day 7"

Record Store Day is April 21st and Third Man Records will be releasing a 7" of Karen performing two beautiful covers:

TMR142
KAREN ELSON
Milk and Honey b/w Winter’s Going
Limited to milk and honey colored vinyl for Record Store Day
Karen Elson delivers a haunting version of the Jackson C. Frank gem “Milk and Honey” that brims with atmosphere and undeniable feeling. The b-side is a trucking version of Bonnie Dobson’s “Winter’s Going” that warms to the core.

03.06.2012

Karen to perform at Third Man Records SXSW Showcase 3.16

Karen Elson will be performing at the Third Man Records SXSW Texas Stand Off on Friday, March 16th at The Stage in Austin TX. Joining her on the bill will be other TMR artists such as Jack White, Jon Reilly & Friends, Pujol, Reggie Watts, Lanie Lane and The Black Belles.

Third Man SXSW poster

12.05.2011

True Blood Soundtrack Volume 3 receives Grammy nomination!

We are happy to announce that True Blood's Soundtrack Volume 3 which features Karen Elson's cover and duet with Donovan of his song "Season of the Witch" has received a Grammy nomination for "Best Compilation Soundtrack Album For Visual Media"!

10.18.2011

Exclusive performance of “The Truth Is in the Dirt” now available on the T Bone Presents The Speaking Clock Revue album

Exclusive performance of “The Truth Is in the Dirt” now available on the T Bone Presents The Speaking Clock Revue album, which is the Amazon MP3 “Daily Deal” – Get it today (Tues. 10/18) for only $3.99 HERE!

In October 2010, T Bone Burnett organized an impressive group of musicians, dubbed The Speaking Clock Revue, and joined with Participant Media for concerts benefiting arts education. The Speaking Clock Revue was recorded at the Beacon Theater in New York, and featured a house band made up of musicians from many T Bone-produced recordings and led by music director and guitarist Marc Ribot. The resulting album contains 11 previously unreleased performances by Elton John and Leon Russell, Elvis Costello, John Mellencamp, Gregg Allman, Ralph Stanley, Jeff Bridges, Neko Case, Yim Yames, Punch Brothers, Karen Elson, and The Secret Sisters.

T Bone was inspired to do the fundraising concerts after attending an early screening of Participant's documentary Waiting for Superman, from Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth, It Might Get Loud), which focused on the troubled state of public education in the U.S., following a handful of promising students through a U.S. public school system and offering creative new approaches to education reform. Proceeds from the sale of the album benefit arts and music education in public schools.

09.09.2011
'VICIOUS' 7" BLACK VINYL AVAILABLE NOW

Karen's version of the Lou Reed classic 'Vicious'.Originally released with a no cover sleeve on clear vinyl with pressed rose petals inside for Record Store Day, this is the proper black wax 7" with a cover by David Swanson.

Vicious

You can grab a copy HERE.

08.30.2011
NINE WEST VINTAGE AMERICA COLLECTION

My limited edition line of shoes, purses and jewelry for Nine West Vintage America Collection is available now! Hope you guys like it, you can view it here. You can also get a free download of my song "The Ghost Who Walks" to celebrate the launch at http://goo.gl/eSNdC.

Nine West Vintage America Collection

07.09.2011
'SEASON OF THE WITCH' on HBO's True Blood!

Tune in to True Blood on HBO Sunday, July 10th, and hear Karen's cover of the Donovan song "Season of teh Witch"!

Click HERE for more information on True Blood

06.21.2011
'RAVE ON BUDDY HOLLY' to be released June 28th

Check out RAVE ON BUDDY HOLLY, a 19-song collection of indelible Buddy Holly covers by a rich assemblage of current musical visionaries and creative kindred spirits. The album features Karen's version of the Holly classic “Crying, Waiting, Hoping”.

RAVE ON BUDDY HOLLY will be available everywhere June 28th, 2011 on CD, Deluxe Vinyl and Digital.

Listen to the album HERE

06.07.2011
'VICIOUS' NOW AVAILABLE ON ITUNES

Vicious

Karen's cover of the Lou Reed song "Vicious" is now available digitally HERE, and if you weren't one of the lucky few who were able to snatch up the limited edition peach rose petal vinyl of the single on record store day, the standard edition 7" is coming soon from Third Man Records.

Be sure to catch Karen at Bonnaroo this Thursday, June 9th. She will be performing at 5:45pm CST in The Other Tent.

04.13.2011
'EVERY MOTHER COUNTS' CD, FEATURING KAREN, AVAILABLE NOW FROM STARBUCKS

Every Mother Counts

Karen is honored to be a part of the 'Every Mother Counts' compilation now available at Starbucks, which includes a track from her debut album 'The Ghost Who Walks'. A portion of the proceeds are used toward improving maternal health for women globally. For more information on this exceptional project, visit HERE.

04.01.2011
KAREN TO RELEASE NEW SINGLE FOR RECORD STORE DAY!



Karen is excited to announce the extra special release of a brand new single for Record Store Day. The A-side of the single is a sly cover of Lou Reed’s “Vicious” as originally released on his Transformer album in 1972. While dating back to his time in the Velvet Underground and germinating from an idea suggested by Andy Warhol, Elson’s vibrant interpretation breathes new life into this standard. The flip-side features the Elson-penned “In Trouble With the Lord” a dark, haunting lament recorded during her “The Ghost Who Walks” album sessions but not seeing its physical vinyl release until now.

In keeping with Third Man Records’ worldwide reputation as a leader in vinyl packaging innovations, the latest release from Karen Elson once again steps up the game. The 7” single is pressed on clear vinyl. But it’s no ordinary clear vinyl. Before being inserted into the mechanized press peach colored rose petals were hand-inserted into the raw vinyl. The result, pictured here, is a truly unique approach to the long-treasured art of pressing flower petals in between the pages of books. Limited to 1000 copies and available worldwide on April 16th (Record Store Day) this piece is sure to be not only tough to find, but desired by many as an objet d’art. For those unable to snag one of these limited versions, fear not, as a regular black vinyl, picture sleeve version of the single will be available shortly.

As an added bonus, Karen is also premiering a never released video of "The Birds They Circle" from her live video session at Third Man Records back in 2010. Directed by Jack White, the video features Karen and her full band, comprised of Carl Broemmel (My Morning Jacket), Olivia Jean (The Black Belles), Rachelle Garniez, Marc Fellis (The Go), and Jackson Smith. The track is from Karen's debut 2010 LP, "The Ghost Who Walks". To add to the excitement, Karen is also set to perform at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival from June 9-12 in Manchester, TN! For tickets and more information on the Festival, visit (www.bonnaroo.com). Karen's exact performance date will be announced in the very near future, so stay tuned!

02.15.2011
KAREN TO PLAY BONNAROO

Bonnaroo
We are happy to announce that Karen will be performing at this year's Bonnaroo festival in Manchester, TN. Her exact date and time of performance are still to be announced but she will be performing at some point during the 4 day festival that is happening June 9-12, 2011. For more information on the festival go HERE

1.26.2011
KAREN'S VIDEO PLAYLIST ON VEVO

Watch Karen's video playlist picks on VEVO HERE.

1.9.2011
KAREN ON WFUV

Watch Karen perform on WFUV The Alternate Side HERE.

Also, check full listing of air dates featuring Karen on WFUV HERE.

1.8.2011
TOM FORD FEATURES "PRETTY BABIES" IN SPRING/SUMMER 2011 COLLECTION PRESENTATION!

Tom Ford has chosen Karen's song "Pretty Babies" from her debut album THE GHOST WHO WALKS as the soundtrack to the presentation of his Spring/Summer 2011 collection, which features Karen on the catwalk as well!
Watch the video HERE.

12.10.2010
KAREN WINS ITUNES AWARD

Itunes has named Karen as the Singer Songwriter Breakthrough Album of the Year. Congratulations to Karen!
More details on all the winners HERE.

11.17.2010
World Cafe

The World Cafe will be re-broadcasting Karen Elson's session on Monday, December 6th, 2010. Select affiliates will air the show additionally on Saturday, December 4th, 2010.

National Public Radio’s World Cafe with host David Dye can be heard on over 200 stations nationwide. Fans can find their local station at the following link by selecting a state from the pull-down menu:
Click Here to find your state

Worldwide, fans can connect to the WXPN Philadelphia stream Monday through Friday, 2pm to 4pm EST
Click here to listen

Late in the day of broadcast, the audio will be available on the National Public Radio website if permission has been granted for this session:
Click here to listen

11.16.2010
KAREN TO OPEN FOR BROKEN BELLS

Karen will be opening for Broken Bells as part of 101.9 RXP's Yule Rock Holiday Concert Series on December 1st at Irving Plaza in New York City.
For more details, click HERE.

10.11.2010
KAREN SET TO PLAY INTIMATE SHOW IN NEW YORK CITY ON OCTOBER 18TH

Karen will be playing a small, intimate acoustic show at Rockwood Music Hall in New York City next Monday, October 18th. Doors at 7pm.

For more details, click HERE.

09.24.2010
KAREN'S SHOW AT LE BOULE NOIR, IN PARIS, TO BE SLIGHTLY DELAYED TONIGHT DUE TO TRAVEL SETBACK CAUSED BY AN ACCIDENT ON THE MOTORWAY.

KAREN AND BAND ARE ON THE ROAD AND MOVING AS FAST AS IS POSSIBLE. HOWEVER, PLEASE BE PREPARED FOR DELAYED START OF THE SHOW. THANK YOU!

09.21.2010
KAREN'S NEW SINGLE, 'THE TRUTH IS IN THE DIRT' AVAILABLE NOW

Purchase on Vinyl HERE.

Purchase on iTunes HERE.

'The Truth is in the Dirt' is backed with a previously unreleased cover of Donovan's 1966 song "Season of the Witch". Watch the full video by The Belles of the Black Diamond Field HERE.

09.14.2010
KAREN TO JOIN T BONE BURNETT IN THE PREMIERE OF THE SPEAKING CLOCK REVUE, IN OCTOBER!

Karen Elson will be joining T Bone Burnett in the just announced premiere of The Speaking Clock Revue – a multi-artist concert extravaganza – on October 16th at the Wang Center in Boston and October 20th at the Beacon Theater in New York City. In addition to Burnett and Elson, both evenings of the Revue will feature performances by Elton John & Leon Russell, John Mellencamp, Elvis Costello, Gregg Allman, Ralph Stanley, Jeff Bridges, Punch Brothers and newcomers The Secret Sisters. In addition, Neko Case and Jim James from My Morning Jacket will join the lineup in Boston and New York respectively. The concerts will be presented in a revue format with a house band consisting of the players featured on numerous Burnett-produced recordings. Tickets for The Speaking Clock Revue will go on sale Monday, September 27 at noon

For more details, click HERE.

This edition of The Speaking Clock Revue is presented with Participant Media in conjunction with the release of the documentary film Waiting For "Superman", from Academy Award-winning filmmaker Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth, It Might Get Loud), which follows a handful of promising students through a U.S. public school system and offers hope by exploring innovative approaches by education reformers who refuse to leave their students behind. All net proceeds from these shows will be donated to The Participant Foundation to support music and arts education programming in public schools.

Also, be sure to check out Karen's second single, "The Truth Is In The Dirt," backed with a previously unreleased cover of Donovan's 1966 song "Season Of The Witch". The single will be released digitally, as well as a 7" from Third Man Records on September 21st. Pre-sales will be accepted for the vinyl starting Friday, September 17th from Third Man's WEBSITE.

09.10.2010
KAREN TO BE A SPECIAL GUEST AT THE {HARDLY STRICTLY} BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL ON OCTOBER 1ST!

Karen will be a special guest along with T Bone Burnett featuring the Punch Brothers, Secret Sisters, Patty Griffin and more at the {Hardly Strictly} Bluegrass Festival, Friday, October 1st, 2010. Free Show. No tickets needed. Come one, come all.

For more details, click HERE.

09.2.2010
WATCH KAREN ON THE LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN TONIGHT ON CBS

Don't forget to tune in to CBS tonight, September 2nd, to watch Karen and her full band perform on the Late Show with David Letterman!

Late Show with David Letterman

08.26.2010
NEW VIDEO FOR "THE TRUTH IS IN THE DIRT" TO PREMIERE TONIGHT AT MIDNIGHT ON VANITYFAIR.COM!

"The Truth is in the Dirt" is the second single from Karen's acclaimed debut album The Ghost Who Walks (Third Man/XL Recordings). Directed by Maximilla Lukacs and Sarah Sophie Flicker, two filmmakers who go by the name The Belles Of The Black Diamond Field, the stunningly eery and beautifully creepy video was shot in New York City and on the North Fork of Long Island earlier this month.

"The Truth Is In The Dirt" will be released digitally and on vinyl on September 21st. The song comes backed with a previously unreleased cover version of Donovan's1966 hit "Season Of The Witch." Karen and her band will be performing on The Late Show With David Letterman on September 2nd. Los Angeles residents can listen to a live session on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic on the morning of September 1st. Be sure to tune in!

VANITYFAIR.COM

08.06.2010
A MESSAGE FROM KAREN

Dear Friends and Fellow Rascals I have some news about my upcoming tour in Europe. I sadly have to cancel some shows and reshuffle a few others. While there is no volcano clouding up the skies this time, I'm having a metaphoric ash cloud of my own at the moment, and would like to explain my reasons in hope that you may understand.

The next few months are going to be very hectic, between music, motherhood and my fashion commitments, so sometimes the balance gets uneven. The schedule for my tour and the months beyond were beginning to conflict with the time I spend with my children, and in order to juggle everything and stay sane I had to reshuffle these dates. The dates below are the new tour dates. I'm very sorry to the folks who have already purchased tickets and for the inconvenience caused, but I can't wait to come back to Europe and play for my fans there. I want to thank you for your support and for enjoying these songs that haunt me.

KAREN ELSON

September 20 Bush Hall London, England

September 22 Ancienne Belgique Brussels, Belgium

September 23 Heimathafen Neukoln Berlin, Germany

September 24 La Boule Noir Paris, France

08.06.2010
TOUR DATE SCHEDULING CHANGE

Due to scheduling reasons, the Paris show at La Boule Noire has now been moved from October 3rd to October 2nd. If you purchased tickets for the original date they will still be valid despite the date change, and for those no longer able to attend you can get a full refund at point of purchase. Unfortunately this means that the show at Les Docks in Lausanne, Switzerland on October 2nd has been cancelled and will not be rescheduled. Fans who purchased tickets to this show can get a full refund at the point of purchase. Apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused but we thank you for your support and understanding.

08.04.2010
DON'T MISS KAREN ON THE LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN, MORNING BECOMES ECLECTIC AND WORLD CAFE!

Karen Elson will release her new single, "The Truth Is In The Dirt" on Tuesday, September 21st via Third Man/ XL Recordings. Leading up to the release, fans will have several chances to catch Karen perform as she brings the music from her debut album The Ghost Who Walks to WXPN's World Café TODAY, August 4th, KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic on September 1st and The Late Show With David Letterman on September 2nd.

"The Truth Is In The Dirt" is the second single from Karen Elson's critically acclaimed album The Ghost Who Walks. The single comes backed with a previously unreleased cover of Donovan's 1966 song "Season Of The Witch" and will be released digitally via iTunes, as well as on 7" through Third Man Records.

'The Truth Is In The Dirt,' along with the other original songs on the album, was written after Karen's relocation from New York to Nashville and is imbued with the essence of the city in which it was written. Rich with country styling and southern gothic charm, this haunting, swirling murder ballad also nods to Karen's Weimar-inspired political cabaret act The Citizens Band.

07.26.2010
Watch Karen and her band performing "Pretty Babies" from her debut album "The Ghost Who Walks". Filmed live at Third Man Records. Click HERE to watch now!

07.23.2010
Karen is happy to announce that she and her band will be returning to Europe for a tour this fall, with shows in Germany, Belgium, Holland, Switzerland, Italy and France. Click HERE for full details and complete date list. Tickets are currently on sale for all dates, except Milan and Brussels, which will go on sale Monday morning, July 26th.

07.17.2010
Tune in this Sunday, July 18th to see a special profile on Karen on World News Sunday with Dan Harris at 6:30 pm on ABC.

07.14.2010
Listen to Karen perform on The World Cafe, broadcasting on Wednesday, August 4th, 2010.

National Public Radio’s World Cafe with host David Dye can be heard on over 200 stations nationwide. Find your local station HERE

…or, worldwide, you can connect to the WXPN Philadelphia stream to listen HERE

The broadcast will also be available late in the day on the National Public Radio website HERE

07.09.2010
Tune into AOL Spinner's The Interface and check out Karen and her band perform 4 songs from her debut album THE GHOST WHO WALKS as well as an interview with Karen. Purchase THE GHOST WHO WALKS on CD or LP from Karen's webstore, or digitally on iTUnes

06.30.2010
Watch Karen now on ABC News Amplified HERE

06.24.2010
Karen's new webstore is now online. To start shopping, click HERE

06.15.2010
Karen's Montreal show has moved to a new venue. For more information, click HERE

06.10.2010
In case you missed Karen on NPR this morning you can listen now at NPR.org Click HERE

06.9.2010
Tune in to NPR tomorrow morning at 5:25 am EST to listen to Morning Edition’s special “Music Moment” segment with Karen Elson.

06.7.2010
Karen and her band are happy to announce that they have added another Los Angeles date to their tour this week. In addition to the show at Spaceland this Wednesday, they will also be playing at McCabe's Guitar Shop in Santa Monica on Friday, June 11th at 8 pm. Tickets go on sale today at 10 am PST. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE

Check out the rest of the tour dates HERE and if you haven't already picked up copy of her new album The Ghost Who Walks you can purchase it via iTunes , Amazon and Third Man Records.

06.2.2010
Karen and her band are pleased to announce that they have added another date in NYC to their current tour schedule. They will be performing at the Studio at Webster Hall on June 19th, tickets go on sale today at 12 pm EST.
CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS

06.1.2010
New video available! Watch Karen performing "Cruel Summer" (Live Acoustic)

05.21.2010
Karen has announced the debut video release for the lonesome, traditional folk/country inspired ballad "Cruel Summer," available exclusively on Style.com on Monday, May 24th. This latest video release is another stunning track off her highly-anticipated, first-ever solo album, The Ghost Who Walks, out just one day later via Third Man/XL Recordings on May 25th.

Karen has also revealed plans for a FREE all-ages live performance with her band at Nashville's Third Man Records on May 24th at 6 p.m. CST, where fans will be able to pick up the album the day before its release. There will be no vinyl release of this show manufactured (nor Black and Blues), however, a special performance will be available to watch via KARENELSON.COM, THIRDMANRECORDS.COM and YOUTUBE.COM/XLRECORDINGS on Wednesday starting at 12 pm CST.

Additionally on Wednesday, May 26th, Karen will be making an appearance at renowned local music store GRIMEY'S for an acoustic in-store performance at 6 p.m. CST with autograph session to follow.

Recorded at Third Man Studios with Jack White as producer, Karen's solo debut features 11 original compositions which were all written following her 2005 relocation from New York City to the city of country music, Nashville, TN. From tormented blues laments to hauntingly beautiful folk-infused melodies with a traditional country twang, The Ghost Who Walks is a striking combination of Elson's storied musical background, coupled with her newly found Nashville roots – and all greatly exemplified in this newest video release for "Cruel Summer."

Also, in celebration of The Ghost Who Walks, Third Man Records have announced an exclusive limited edition sale of peach colored, peach scented vinyl copies of the album, only available for members of their subscription service, THE VAULT . Only 300 copies have been made, and will be available for subscribers to purchase on May 25th.

05.19.2010
Due to events beyond our control, Karen Elson and her band are postponing their previously scheduled European shows that were due to start this Sunday. The trip was in support of the release of Karen's debut album "The Ghost Who Walks" which is out May 24/25, and would have included performances in Berlin, Brussels, Paris, London, Manchester and Glasgow. These shows will be rescheduled at a later date and refunds for tickets bought will be provided at point of purchase. The band's dates in the US in June have not been affected. Thanks for your support and apologies for any inconveniences this may have caused.

05.18.2010
Listen to Karen's new album, "The Ghost Who Walks" in it's entirety via The Observer UK
CLICK HERE

05.17.2010
Pre-order "The Ghost Who Walks" digitally on iTunes.
CLICK HERE

Pre-order "The Ghost Who Walks" on vinyl at Third Man Records.
CLICK HERE
05.14.2010
Sunday, May 16th, at 13.25 on Channel 4 for "Frock Me", watch an interview with Karen Elson in Nashville, TN and a clip of her video for "the Ghost Who Walks". Tune in and enjoy!

05.11.2010

Vote for “The Ghost Who Walks” for mtvU’s Best Freshman Video
Click here to vote

05.09.2010
Karen will be taking the songs from her highly anticipated debut release on the road with
dates in North America and Europe.
Click Here for more details

05.05.2010
Karen to perform as supporting artist to Band of Horses and Grizzly Bear at the Williamsburg Waterfront in Brooklyn, NY.
Click Here for more details

04.21.2010
Vote now for "The Ghost Who Walks" on the BBC to make it onto the official daytime programme playlist!
Click Here

04.15.2010
In anticipation of her debut album release, Karen will play a series of intimate acoustic shows in London, Paris and Hamburg. These will be her first performances in Europe, and she will play alongside two members of her band; Rachelle Garniez (accordion) and Jackson Smith (guitar). She will return later in the spring with her full band for a more extensive tour.

04.08.2010
"The Ghost Who Walks" Full Band live video premieres today. The video was performed and recorded at Third Man Records in Nashville, TN, and directed by Jack White III.
CLICK HERE to view the video now

04.06.2010
Starting today you can purchase the single "The Ghost Who Walks" from iTunes US, Canada and Mexico. The single is also currently available to purchase on 7" vinyl from Third Man Records.
CLICK HERE

03.24.2010
Watch Karen perform "Stolen Roses" live and acoustic, Directed by Maximilla Lukacs and Sarah Sophie Flicker. CLICK HERE to view

03.22.2010
KAREN ELSON ANNOUNCES ALBUM DETAILS : “THE GHOST WHO WALKS” TO BE RELEASED ON THIRD MAN/XL ON MAY 24th / 25TH
CLICK HERE to find out more

02.23.2010
Now view the Live Acoustic video for "The Ghost Who Walks", the first single off the debut album of the same name from Karen Elson.
CLICK HERE to view the video now