RIYL: The War On Drugs, Talk Talk, Fleetwood Mac, Kurt Vile

Label: Bella Union / Jonathan Wilson

LA-based music-maestro¬†Jonathan Wilson¬†drops his 3rd album¬†“Rare Birds”¬†via¬†Bella Union on¬†¬†March 2nd!

In-between recording and touring with Roger Waters, and recording/producing albums for Father John Misty and Karen Elson, Wilson has somehow managed to finish his upcoming album and apparently expand his musical expression.

Where his former albums had a sunny CA late 60’s/early 70’s vibe to them, the first available track “Over The Midnight”¬†seems to draw inspiration from the 80’s, clearly influenced¬†by bands like¬†Talk Talk¬†and Fleetwood Mac in that era. Nice touch with that pixelated cover too.¬†Wilson has¬†described¬†Rare Birds¬†as a “maximalist,” high density album influenced primarily by 80s British production, and¬†I’ll have to point a finger towards The War On Drugs on this one. As a regular listener to his previous albums, I’ll certainly spend some time with this one.

Rare Birds also features contributions from Father John Misty, Lucius, Lana Del Rey, and New Age music legend Laraaji.

  DELUXE EDITION:
– 2x 180g White Vinyl
– Semigloss jacket with gold foil
– 2 double print dust sleeves
– 60x60cm fold-out poster
– 6 exclusive stickers
– 28 page lyric book with matte hard stock cover and drawings by Jonathan Wilson

 

ALSO AVAILABE ON LIMITED DELUXE EDITION GOLD VINYL EXCLUSIVE TO INDEPENDENT RECORD STORES (NORMAN, ROUGH TRADE, BULLMOOSE ++)

The Details

RARE BIRDS
Format: Deluxe 2x12" Vinyl
Release Date: March 02, 2018

Webstore/Tour Exclusive Deluxe 2xLP gatefold. Color variant (white) limited to 1000 copies.

Includes:
- 180g White Vinyl
- Semigloss jacket with gold foil
- 2 double print dust sleeves
- 60x60cm fold-out poster
- 6 exclusive stickers
- 28 page lyric book with matte hard stock cover and drawings by Jonathan Wilson

Includes digital download of Rare Birds on release date.

Includes Instant Gratification Digital Download of single, "Over the Midnight". Includes instant digital download of any future singles released up until March 02, 2018.

Ships on or around release date, March 02, 2018. Date subject to change.

Tracklist
01) Trafalgar Square
02) Me
03) Over The Midnight
04) There's A Light
05) Sunset Blvd
06) Rare Birds
07) Hairflips
08) Mariam Montague
09) Loving You
10) Living With Myself
11) Hard To Get Over
12) Hi Ho the Righteous
13) Mullholland Queen

All digital downloads are available as high quality MP3 (320kbps) and WAV files.

Additional Images

Price $35



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