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To Corner Wounds

  • 1. Carved Slope
    2. Council's Lawn
    3. Andrei Rublev
    4. Peeled Birch, The
    5. Epoxy
    6. As We Go Down Together
    7. Bark of My Body, The
    8. Spit
    9. Rake
    10. Bonitov
    11. Montana Daylight
    12. Cold Eel 1917
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 7

  • Credits
    ProducerClancy Fraher; Clancy Fraher
    EngineerClancy Fraher

    Drunk: Rick Alverson (vocals, guitar); Via Nuon (guitar); Steve Pletch (drums); J.T. Yost.
    Personnel: Via Nuon (vocals, guitar, slide guitar, banjo); Rick Alverson (vocals, guitar, organ, Wurlitzer organ); Clancy Fraher (vocals, slide guitar); Patrick Kavanagh (pennywhistle); J.T. Yost (harmonica, accordion, piano, organ); Carl Gardner (clarinet); Bill Russell (organ, Wurlitzer organ); Steve Pletch, Russell Cook (drums).
    Audio Mixers: Clancy Fraher; Drunk.
    Recording information: Taxi.
    Unknown Contributor Role: Via Nuon.
    The third album from Richmond, VA'a Drunk offers a fully realized vision of their signature sound; the record's frequently brilliant songwriting is based around minimally clean, chimy electric guitars, with a rustic Appalachian feel that recalls (but goes much further than) the work of Palace or even Cat Power. The results are heartbreakingly beautiful -- the drawling, antique songs on the album would probably sound gorgeous even in the worst of settings, and keen arrangements of accordions, clarinets, and violins adorn and highlight them in the best of ways. True to the band's name and general goals, To Corner Wounds is as wistful, pensive, and melancholy as one could wish -- it's the sort of rural lament that reaches out to listeners on a level far more instinctual and emotional than modern music usually strives for, and it's hard to imagine that this work wouldn't touch just about any audience. ~ Nitsuh Abebe

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