200 Gram Vinyl Record
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200-gram LP plated and pressed at Quality Record Pressings!
100% analog project; mastered by Bernie Grundman
Album download includes a bonus song, "Cold Hands"
Samantha Crain was raised in rural Shawnee, OK, a town whose remote location influenced her quirky, earthy interpretation of folk music. Although inspired by the sounds of her father's music collection, including Bob Dylan and the Grateful Dead, an adolescent Crain took even greater solace in the music of her home state, from the rootsy Americana of Woody Guthrie to the sonic experiments of the Flaming Lips.
A work loaded with heartache that addresses themes of the working class with, according to its author Samantha Crain, an eye to giving a voice to the sociopolitically disregarded ("the 99 percent"), Under Branch and Thorn and Tree is an indie folk album with a musical stress on indie and a lyrical stress on folk ("You and I, we're blacktop rough, common as the dirt/Sniveling into the phone, trying to help our sisters hurt"). It's ardent, direct, and rugged, featuring tasteful production by indie rocker John Vanderslice, who didn't shy away from strings and synthy sounds on the analog recording. 200-gram vinyl pressed at Quality Record Pressings!
|3. Elk City|
|4. Outside the Pale|
|5. You Or Mystery|
|6. When You Come Back|
|7. Big Rock|
|8. All In|
|9. If I Had A Dollar|
|10. Moving Day|
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