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The Late Great Slow Country


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WA-002 // Release date: January 22, 2012
Vinyl includes high quality digital download

Stars That Lead Us
On and On
Song Was In The Mirror
I Know
Wild Way
Down The Road
One of the Few
Yes You Have
Land I Love
Moon Won’t Glow

Beautifully screen printed and hand-numbered as a limited run of 150. The LP is on 150 gram vinyl and comes with a poster and insert with lyrics.

“Let’s get our cards on the table early – I adore this album. Maybe it’s the near instant familiarity imparted by the Slow Country sound. The opening chords of “Stars That Lead Us” sound at once fresh and similar to many other great tunes. That rolling riff and the laconic, aching vocals of Boyd Shropshire create such a lovely sense of prettiness and sadness, an intagible melncholy that’s found in many of my favourite Neil Young songs. This song has been floating around in me all week long. The themes here are age old-love and loss, light and darkness, pain and pleasure-but there’s a harsh edge to some of the lyrics that remind me of Jeff Tweedy at his most acerbic (slower songs from “Being There” and “Summer Teeth” being an apparent touchstone)- “If you were counting on me, you’d be wasting all your time”.

Vocal duties are shared by both Shropshire (who has a great low country voice, reminiscent of Jay Farrar) and Chase King, who has a softer, higher voice used to great effect on the War On Drugs-esque “On and On” and the chilled closer “Moon Won’t Glow”.

This album is a great display of two musicians striking a fertile creative partnership; that sweet and sour, salt and pepper combination we’ve heard so much about over the ages. This connection can be heard in King and Shropshire’s beautiful harmonising and, on a broader scale, in the terrific balance the album achieves.”- Bandcamp Hunter