NEW LP ‘JACKLEG DEVOTIONAL TO THE HEART’ RELEASED 20TH MAY SUB POP
The Baptist Generals have just released online ‘Broken Glass’ (see below) the wonderful second single from their long-awaited new LP, ‘Jackleg Devotional To The Heart’. Due for release on Sub Pop on 20th May on CD, LP and digitally, it was produced by the band’s Jason Riemer and Grammy-winning engineer Stuart Sikes (White Stripes, Cat Power) at The Cigar Box and Elmwood Studios in Oak Cliff, Texas. It’s the long-awaited follow-up to the band’s 2003 debut full-length ‘No Silver / No Gold’.
The Baptist Generals – Dog That Bit You
The Baptist Generals have just been handpicked as support by Mountain Goats for their forthcoming tour. Frontman John Darnielle recently declares his love: “We’re bringing out the Baptist Generals, one of our favorite bands, who have a new album coming out — their first in years — and for Peter and I this is a huge event, like on an “unheard post-Marquee Moon pre-Adventure Television album discovered” level: some bands you know will someday get the acclaim that’s due them and this is one of them. Their new album is so deeply moving I’m not even going to get into it right now, here, try this, see what I mean, are you enjoying the continuing effects of José Saramago on my use of the comma, I hope so because I can no longer help it” (see Mountain Goats blog post 9th April).
The Baptist Generals – Broken Glass
“The song begins with ambiance-seared, clockwork-like repetitions, before songwriter Chris Flemmons’ everyman voice comes in, opening up about “false starts” just as the song opens up into a stirring, folk-scuffed celebration of brokenness”SPIN