Today, Terry Allen releases “Abandonitis” and “All That’s Left is Fare-Thee-Well,” the final two advance songs from Just Like Moby Dick, his first collection of new songs in over seven years, set for January 24 release on Paradise of Bachelors. Featuring backing vocals by Moby Dick secret weapon Shannon McNally, “Abandonitis” is a dusty and doomed Tex-Mex shuffle, while “All That’s Left is Fare-Thee-Well,” by turns resigned and yearning, delivers one of the most penetrating moments on the album, with Allen, McNally, and co-producer Charlie Sexton trading vocals. Both songs are, appropriately, about leaving and being left behind.
Terry Allen and the Panhandle Mystery Band will play a special show celebrating the coming release of Just Like Moby Dick at Austin’s Paramount Theater on January 18, 2020, with special guests planned to join for the evening. Additional dates follow, with more to be announced soon.