That title is a mouthful, eh? Tim Kinsella (brother of Mike Kinsella aka Owen and member of bands such as Cap’n Jazz, Joan of Arc and Make Believe) has been brought on by poet Marvin Tate and ex-Wilco member and multi-instrumentalist LeRoy Bach to help bring the third installment of their collaborative series to life. A. This comes out in less than a month so if you’re itching for more you won’t have to wait too much longer. It is just mind-boggling how vast Tim Kinsella is in regards to musical projects. This release comes courtesy of Joyful Noise Recordings. Check out “Idolize” below and see what you think of it. Cheers!

So, it turns out AV Club has a full stream of it so I’ll link you right here: https://www.avclub.com/articles/listen-to-the-whole-new-record-from-joan-of-arc-an,105016/

 

The Details

Limited to just 1000 hand-numbered copies on swamp green vinyl w/ yellow, red, magenta, & orange splatter...

Featuring an array of Chicago heavyweights, this limited edition release is not your average solo album. As the album title suggests, this is a uniquely collaborative effort from a diverse group of individuals. The album is actually the third in a series of collaborations between the prolific poet Marvin Tate and multi-instrumentalist (& former Wilco member) LeRoy Bach. In each collaboration, all stories and melody were provided by Tate; with music and production by Bach.

But as the new songs came together, Bach recognized the material had rich possibilities for interpretation, and suggested they hand the mic over to Tim Kinsella (the eccentric voice behind Joan of Arc, Cap'n Jazz, Owls, & Make Believe). Kinsella became the album's narrator, walking the line between judgment and sympathy, and shepherding all of Tate's characters through their various struggles. Themes of race, private culture, and psychological stress rise throughout the work.

Eventually the consensus was made that some of the stories could be enhanced by an additional singer- a second persona. The trio enlisted their friend Angel Olsen (Jagjaguwar Records), who immediately took to Tate’s melodies and characters. Recording took place over many afternoons, with Bach providing the instrumentation from his home studio in Humboldt Park, with mixing & mastering help from David Vandervelde.

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