On November 13, 2012, Stephen Lynch, self-proclaimed “musician trapped in the body of a comedian,” released his highly anticipated fifth album, LION. Containing 13 tracks, this definitive new album from Stephen is distributed by What Are Records? (W.A.R.?). Stephen says, “I wanted this album to have the Americana flavor to it that I love so much in the music of, say, Neil Young or Patty Griffin or Ray LaMontagne. I think it does. And I’m confident the songs are still funny, if a bit subtler than some of my earlier work. Astute listeners will detect a slight shift of direction, comedy-wise. Musically, it’s the best work I’ve ever done. I’m a little bit in love with it.”To promote the new LION album, Stephen will once again be touring the United States and Europe.