Simon Joyner: Step Into The Earthquake

Step Into The Earthquake

Simon Joyner

  • US $33.99  

  • Release Date 06 October 2017
  • In Stock
Product code
BING136
Format
Vinyl LP
Label
Ba Da Bing

Simon Joyner is among America’s best songwriters, so says Gillian Welch, Conor Oberst, Kevin Morby, and others. With his new double album, Step Into The Earthquake, he strikes for the personal while acknowledging that the times they are a-changin’ around us again. Things are leaning shitty right now, and the characters in Joyner’s songs experience the dissolution of comfort amid anxious concerns regarding our turbulent times. To record, Joyner’s band, The Ghosts, holed up with longtime collaborator, Michael Krassner (Boxhead Ensemble), in Omaha’s ARC Studio, developing songs from skeletal foundations to full-on group efforts. Joyner’s vision may be dark but it stops short of nihilism. Where do we go from here? The best move toward answering that question is knowing where we stand right now. This expansive album offers a poet’s truthful view, however disconcerting, that to survive whatever is coming for us, we have to confront and understand it first. So, go ahead and step into the earthquake.

Tracklist
1 Hail Mary  
2 Annie's Blues  
3 Another Midnight Special  
4 I'm Feeling It Today  
5 Atlanta Bypass  
6 Flash Forward To The Moon  
7 Earthquake  
8 Illuminations  
9 Galveston Blues  
10 Daylight  
11 As Long As We're In Danger  
12 I'll Fly Away  
13 I Dreamed I Saw Lou Reed Last Night