We've been eagerly anticipating the new Bob Dylan album, Tempest for months now—and even though it isn't released until September 11th, you can actually hear tracks from it right now all around Manhattan! Just download the Sound Graffiti app on your smartphone, and head to one of 18 locations around Manhattan where the Tempest artwork is stenciled, and you'll be able to listen to a few tracks at each spot through your phone.
You'll be able to hear the songs at those select locations—including at Cafe Wha?, Union Square, Other Music, Hotel Chelsea, and 9 Jones Street (where the Freewheelin' album cover was taken)—up until the album is released. From what we understand, "Lay Lady Lay" was initially streaming earlier today, but the new tracks should be up and ready to stream very soon.
Dylan has also announced that a few select Tempest pop up stores will be open from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday September 10th (and will remain open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. through September 16th)—in addition to the new album, other Dylan releases and exclusive merchandise commemorating the week-long events, including a limited quantity of CDs hand-signed by Dylan, will be available. The NYC pop up will be located at 819 Washington Street.
Above, listen to the first single from the album, the jaunty, Love And Theft-esque "Duquesne Whistle;" and below, check out "Early Roman Kings" and their sharkskin suits.