Album artwork for i don't know who needs to hear this... by Tomberlin
Album artwork for i don't know who needs to hear this... by Tomberlin

People are not doing well. People are struggling—with work, and with living together, and with loneliness. People keep calling and forgetting what they were going to say. People have a lot to grieve. People are going to love the new Tomberlin album, i don’t know who needs to hear this…, because it is all about their pain and yet is pleasant as well as interesting to listen to, resonant with the sense that in these times it’s best to be uncertain. Her full-length debut, At Weddings (2018, Saddle Creek), was widely praised for the sparsity and delicacy of its instrumentation, especially in contrast with the emotional heft of her lyrics. Here, the space feels larger and holier, built to echo. Pedal steel. Old acoustic guitars, freshly plucked. A drifting synthesizer. Chill, brushy percussion. Ambient, expansive clarinet and saxophone. Aleatory piano trills, a lot of piddling with the occasional splash. The looseness and wideness of the arrangements conveys a tender regard for their parts, as though each arpeggio, loop, scratch is a found shell or feather in the hand. Then there is the instrument of her voice, which has the endearing quality of being perfectly tuned but reluctantly played.

Tomberlin

i don't know who needs to hear this...

Saddle Creek
Album artwork for i don't know who needs to hear this... by Tomberlin
LP +

$29.99

exclusive

UK Import.

Cloudy clear & black splatter

Rough Trade Exclusive
Limited to 300 copies
Released 06/17/2022Catalog Number

LBJ277LPC

Album artwork for i don't know who needs to hear this... by Tomberlin
LP +

$26.99

Indie Exclusive.

Transparent Orange Vinyl

Includes download code
Released 04/29/2022Catalog Number

LP-LBJ-277LEIEC

Album artwork for i don't know who needs to hear this... by Tomberlin
Tape

$8.99

Released 04/29/2022Catalog Number

CS-LBJ-277

Album artwork for i don't know who needs to hear this... by Tomberlin
CD

$14.99

Released 04/29/2022Catalog Number

CD-LBJ-277

Album artwork for i don't know who needs to hear this... by Tomberlin
LP

$26.99

Black
Includes download code
Released 04/29/2022Catalog Number

LP-LBJ-277

Tomberlin

i don't know who needs to hear this...

Saddle Creek
Album artwork for i don't know who needs to hear this... by Tomberlin
LP +

$29.99

exclusive

UK Import.

Cloudy clear & black splatter

Rough Trade Exclusive
Limited to 300 copies
Released 06/17/2022Catalog Number

LBJ277LPC

Album artwork for i don't know who needs to hear this... by Tomberlin
LP +

$26.99

Indie Exclusive.

Transparent Orange Vinyl

Includes download code
Released 04/29/2022Catalog Number

LP-LBJ-277LEIEC

Album artwork for i don't know who needs to hear this... by Tomberlin
Tape

$8.99

Released 04/29/2022Catalog Number

CS-LBJ-277

Album artwork for i don't know who needs to hear this... by Tomberlin
CD

$14.99

Released 04/29/2022Catalog Number

CD-LBJ-277

Album artwork for i don't know who needs to hear this... by Tomberlin
LP

$26.99

Black
Includes download code
Released 04/29/2022Catalog Number

LP-LBJ-277

People are not doing well. People are struggling—with work, and with living together, and with loneliness. People keep calling and forgetting what they were going to say. People have a lot to grieve. People are going to love the new Tomberlin album, i don’t know who needs to hear this…, because it is all about their pain and yet is pleasant as well as interesting to listen to, resonant with the sense that in these times it’s best to be uncertain. Her full-length debut, At Weddings (2018, Saddle Creek), was widely praised for the sparsity and delicacy of its instrumentation, especially in contrast with the emotional heft of her lyrics. Here, the space feels larger and holier, built to echo. Pedal steel. Old acoustic guitars, freshly plucked. A drifting synthesizer. Chill, brushy percussion. Ambient, expansive clarinet and saxophone. Aleatory piano trills, a lot of piddling with the occasional splash. The looseness and wideness of the arrangements conveys a tender regard for their parts, as though each arpeggio, loop, scratch is a found shell or feather in the hand. Then there is the instrument of her voice, which has the endearing quality of being perfectly tuned but reluctantly played.