RIYL: Bonnie Prince Billy, Sufjan Stevens, Jose Gonzales
Label: Sub Pop / Newbury Comics
From what I remember, 2002 was whenÂ the garage rock revival was at its peak, third-wave emo was turning mainstream and a wave of socially-conscious hip hop began seeing airtime on MTV2. Â Iron & Wine wasn’t even a blip on my radar. Â Who could’ve knownÂ that a batch of bedroom demos would have made such a huge dentÂ on the music scene at large in the coming decade? Â Before Fleet Foxes, Mumford and SonsÂ and Carrie and Lowell, before lumbersexuals and before the Zach Braff soundtracks, there was a fella named Sam Beam.
Up to this point, there hasn’t been a limited vinyl variant of The Creek Drank the Cradle. Â Newbury Comics has teamed up with Sub Pop to put out the album on a gorgeous slab gold and black swirled wax. Â These are limited to 500, so you may have a few weeks to think it over. Â Or you might not. Â If you don’t have this classic yet, though, now’s the time to change that!
A Newbury Comics exclusive color vinyl pressing.
Album includes printed insert and a digital download.
- Maybe Buy
- Not My Style
- Too Expensive