Barbara Manning is back, preps new LP, shares cover of Elliott Smith’s “Twilight” ++ touring with Codeine

The great Barbara Manning (S.F. Seals, World of Pooh) hasn’t released a new album in 20 years. While we’re still waiting for that next record, she has just announced a new compilation, Charm of Yesterday​…​Convenience of Tomorrow, which will be out December 8 via Ba Da Bing. It collects her 2016 Chico Daze EP (previously only out via Bandcamp) and a variety of cover songs recorded during covid lockdown. You can listen to two songs now: her cover of Elliott Smith’s “Twilight” and original “I’m Running.” Check those out below.

Ba Da Bing says Barbara is working on new music as well, so stay tuned. Meanwhile, she’s on tour with Codeine this month, including NYC’s Bowery Ballroom on Saturday, November 9. All dates are listed below.

Charm of Yesterday​…​Convenience of Tomorrow
1. Don’t Hold Back
2. Reverse Disguise
3. I’m Running
4. Twilight (Elliott Smith)
5. How Did You Know
6. Dying To Live (Edgar Winter)
7. Better By Bounds
8. Tape You To A Star
9. Temperature’s Rising (Galaxie 500)
10. A Mountain
11. Lay Down Your Weary Tune, Lay Down (Bob Dylan)
12. Wishes Don’t Tie You Down
13. Why, Why Won’t You Love Me Back
14. Heat
15. A Heart Needs A Home (Richard & Linda Thompson)
16. So Much Wine (The Handsome Family)

Barbara Manning – 2023
Nov 8th – Cambridge, MA The Sinclair.
Nov 9th – New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
Nov 10th – Washington, DC Black Cat
Nov 11th – Philadelphia, PA Underground Arts
All dates with Codeine