Rough Trade Album of the Month - January 2019
Where country meets soul and makes a new sweet golden sound of its own. All versions come with a bonus CD featuring five extra tracks.
The second album from the Delines - it took three years to finish while vocalist Amy Boon (The Damnations, TX) recovered from a bad car accident. The players are keyboard/horn player Cory Gray, pedal steel player Tucker Jackson (The Minus 5) and a bunch of Richmond Fontaine band members namely Sean Oldham, Freddie Trujillo and of course novelist Willy Vlautin. All ten tracks are written by Willy Vlautin, recorded in Portland, Oregon and produced by John Morgan Askew.
A Fender Rhodes kicks in and you know you’re in a safe place. It’s lush resonant tones set the scene, a lap steel slides in to introduce a laconic but oh-so dulcet tune. Crying guitars present tales of broken hearts. Smooth soulful vocals and the sweet golden tones of a brass section complete the mellowest album this year so far.
2CD - Digipack with Bonus CD.
LP - Black Vinyl housed in Standard Sleeve with Bonus CD.
LP+ - Rough Trade Exclusive. Limited Edition - 800 pressing worldwide. 180 Gram Clear Vinyl housed in Gatefold Sleeve with Bonus 7" of two unreleased tracks Tenth Floor and The Drowning Life and Bonus CD.
LP++ - Limited Edition -1000 pressing worldwide. 180 Gram Black Vinyl housed in Gatefold Sleeve with Bonus 7" of two unreleased tracks Tenth Floor and The Drowning Life and Bonus CD.