Top-notch production and the inclusion of saxophones add so much to this wonderfully spacey record, with some resemblance to Joshua Tree-era U2, but much more shoegazey. You can also hear some beautiful male/female harmonic vocals interspersed throughout,m. Hard to pick just one favorite song, especially when everything flows together so well! Also, the instrumental tracks (Herons, Ducks) are particularly evocative. Overall an incredibly enjoyable listen on frequent rotation.
Favorite track: Pasted.
All Songs performed by James Weber Jr. (guitars and voice)
Shana Applewhite (bass, baritone guitars, and voice)
Eric Martinez (drums)
Shannon Fields (additional instruments)
Karl Francke (harmonica 1, 2, 3, 4)
D. James Goodwin (pedal steel guitar 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and percussion 1, 2, 5)
Michael Hanf (vibraphone 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8)
Matt Lavelle (bass clarinet 6, 9 and trumpet 1, 2, 5, 8)
Jon Natchez (tenor and baritone saxophone 9)
Jonah Parzen-Johnson (baritone saxophone 2, 3, 5)
Alena Spanger (voice 3, 6, 7, 9)
Mario Viele (voice 6)
Produced by Shannon Fields.
Recorded by D. James Goodwin at The Isokon, Woodstock, NY.
Additional recording by Andrew Barker in Brooklyn, NY;
Shannon Fields at The Run-In, Jordanville, NY;
Mario Viele at Cowboy Technical Services, Brooklyn, NY.
Mixed by Matt Estep at Tarbox Road Studios, Fredonia, NY.
Mastered by Mario Viele.
Origami photographs and eroded flower by Keen Dreams.
Bessa, Pancrace (Paris 1772–1846 Écouen). “Study of a Poppy.”
Hildyard, Daisy. The Second Body. London: Fitzcarraldo Editions, 2017.
Layout by Patrick Bailey.
Vinyl Pressed with Love at New Orleans Record Press.