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Samantha Crain - Under Branch & Thorn & Tree

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Ramseur Records



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ARAM 19842
UPC: 696859946240
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200 Gram Vinyl Record

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200 Gram LP  

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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!

Side 1
1. Killer
2. Kathleen
3. Elk City
4. Outside the Pale
5. You Or Mystery

Side 2
6. When You Come Back
7. Big Rock
8. All In
9. If I Had A Dollar
10. Moving Day

Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 2 person(s) rated this product.

100% Analog... Killer

posted on 09/22/2016
5 Stars
Reviewer: Jim M
I don't yet own this album, but listening to it on Napster / Rhapsody to check it out after reading a mention of it. Great music. I mentioned to my wife... "listen to this... it just sounds so analog, so nice, and great music..." Then to search it out on Acoustic Sounds and see it was a "100% analog project; mastered by Bernie Grundman".

Take my money. I'll fight you for the tubes... "Killer" indeed...

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