YTI⅃AƎЯ: Double Vinyl LPDC859
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Label: Drag City
Release Date: 24th February 2023
Whilst we haven't heard anything from this record yet, we know to expect some of those rich dulcet tones that sound like indulgent confectionary for the ear and a satisfying country folk with an edge of darkness.
For those who dig: Big Billy Callahan.
From the beautiful to the jarring, intrepid explorer Callahan charts a passage through all kinds of territory, pitting dreams of dreams against dreams of reality. When he makes it back to us, his old friends 'n acquaintances, we are reminded how much of a world it can be out there - and in here as well, where we live everyday.
“And we’re coming out of dreams / And we’re coming back to dreams” is the first thing you hear Bill say as you remake your acquaintance on YTI⅃AƎЯ. Right out the gate, he’s standing in two places at once: meeting up with old friends behind the scenes and encountering them on the record, finding himself coming round the bend and then again as someone else on down the line. Like the character actor he played on Gold Record, writing stories about other people, telling jokes about everyone, and in singing them, becoming the songs.