Flatland Cavalry does not miss, and their fourth studio album is no exception. Wandering Star marks the first project with their new label, Interscope Records, and Flatland worked with Dwight A. Baker on the album’s production.
Reflecting on the finished album, frontman Cleto Cordero shares:
“Historically, all our albums have been named after a lyric that seems to most encapsulate the spirit and ethos of the project. Late one evening from my office in Nashville came the inspiration to name this record.
My wife, who is from Oklahoma, acquired a piece of embroidered folk art which hangs on the wall of my office of a native man posed with Eagle wings. The art piece is untitled, but I imagined the subject being named ‘Dancing Eagle.’
Then I imagined ‘what would be my name if it were given to me in the same spirit?’… and the two words ‘Wandering Star’ floated to the surface; which happens to be a lyric in “Spinnin’.”
Naming our fourth LP Wandering Star felt right as we have been wandering around all of creation the last ten years, truth-seeking and dream-chasing; aiming for the moon and at last it seems we’ve found ourselves finally floating amongst the stars.”
Across the thirteen tracks, listeners hear the group tell stories highlighting the highs, lows, and simple pleasures of life intertwined with catchy melodies intertwined with Texas and red dirt roots. The intentionality behind each song shines bright, highlighting the magic that is Flatland Cavalry.
This is an album that needs to be listened to front to back and then back to front again. Turn this all the way up.
Check out some early favorites.
“Burned Out Flame”
The boys are currently on an extensive tour and are keeping the wheels turning on it in celebration of the new album. With stops spanning through 2024, you have plenty of time to learn each lyric to belt them out at shows.
Check out where they are headed.
September 29 /// Corpus Christi, TX /// Brewster Street Ice House
September 30 /// Pasadena, TX /// Pasadena Livestock Show
October 5 /// Bakersfield, CA /// The Historic Bakersfield Fox Theater
October 6 /// Monterey, CA /// Rebels and Renegades Music Festival
October 7 /// Stateline, NV /// Harrah’s Lake Tahoe
October 8 /// Paradise, CA /// Paradise Performing Arts Center
October 11 /// Flagstaff, AZ /// Orpheum Theater
October 12 /// Tucson, AZ /// Rialto Theatre
October 13 /// San Diego, CA /// Cal Coast
Credit Union Open Air Theatre*
October 14 /// Los Angeles, CA /// YouTube Theater*
October 19 /// Austin, TX /// Moody Theater
October 20 /// Fort Smith, AR /// Temple Live
October 21 /// College Station, TX /// Live at the Station Festival
October 28 /// Gonzales, LA /// Lamar Dixon Expo Center
November 10 /// Norman, OK /// Riverwind Casino
November 11 /// Mission, TX /// Las Palmas Race Park
December 15 /// Fort Worth, TX /// Billy Bob’s
December 16 /// Fort Worth, TX /// Billy Bob’s
February 7, 2024 /// Athens, GA /// Georgia Theatre
February 8, 2024 /// Athens, GA /// Georgia Theatre
February 10, 2024 /// Nashville, TN /// Ryman Auditorium
February 15, 2024 /// New York, NY /// Irving Plaza
April 1-5, 2024 /// Miami, FL /// The Last Resort Cruise