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The Delines

Scenic Sessions

    Two Delines albums in one month! Yes, this is the vinyl version of the strictly limited edition of the Delines Scenic Sessions CD that was sold on the September 2015 tour and is long deleted and sells for over £65 on ebay/discogs. Featuring novelist and songwriter Willy Vlautin with ex members of Richmond Fontaine, Sean Oldham and Freddy Trujillo. We are only pressing 1000 of these and that will be it.

    The story behind this album:
    Singer, Amy Boone was in Portland for our summer shows and the band wanted to cut a single to take with us on the fall tour. They already had written a full length album on its way after Colfax so it was going to just be 3 songs max. Willy kept bringing in new tunes to rehearsal so they could decide which ones to record. The band was loving most of them and producer John Askew had a little time open at his Scenic Burrows Studio. The single was starting to morph into an EP. Then they heard Amy's acoustic demo she recorded on her phone and had to do it. All of a sudden they had a bunch tunes on our single, this sort of rules out 45 rpm. LPs can handle it. They sold over 100 of these alone at the End of the Road Festival and before the end of their Sept tour it was sold out on cd. After 3 years of fans begging we decided it was time to get it on vinyl. Featuring the biggest hit single you never heard with Gold Dreaming.

    STAFF COMMENTS

    Barry says: Smooth, airy guitars and ambient textures are woven around the heartfelt vocals of Amy Boone. With Americana slide guitar and brush-hit percussion, this makes for an enchanting and beautiful outing for a band rapidly approaching the forefront of modern country.

    Led by vocalist Amy Boone (The Damnations, TX), Cory Gray on keyboards, & horns, Tucker Jackson (The Minus 5) on pedal steel, as well as former Richmond Fontaine members: Sean Oldham, Freddie Trujillo, and Willy Vlautin. Vlautin, the acclaimed novelist and songwriter for Richmond Fontaine, has penned all ten tracks. Richmond Fontaine broke up in 2016 after touring Europe over 25 times and selling over 45,000 records. Décor will be putting out two singles before the album in January.

    The Delines debut album, Colfax, surprised fans and critics alike. The band had only been together a week when they went into the studio and cut the record. Uncut gave it 9/10 stars and praised its "widescreen romanticism", calling it "the richest collection of songs Willy Vlautin has written." Evoking the feel of a beat up Dusty Springfield or a weary Rickie Lee Jones, Colfax made a dozen top ten records of the year lists and the Delines sold out venues in the UK & Ireland. The Guardian declared them the surprise hit of End of The Road Festival and they toured Europe three times off the LP. The Delines were in the midst of working on the follow up to 'Colfax; when singer, Amy Boone, was hit by a car while walking on a sidewalk in Austin, Texas. Both her legs were broken, she was hospitalized for months, and went on to have eight major surgeries. The band stopped completely and waited and hoped for her recovery. Now five years later, Amy is finally on the mend and The Delines are back with their sophomore effort, The Imperial.

    Where Colfax was an experiment, The Imperial is the result of a year of touring, the solidification of the line up, and months of rehearsals. Recorded in Portland, Oregon and produced by John Morgan Askew, The Imperial shows us again why songwriter, Willy Vlautin became so enamored with Amy Boone's voice. The combination of Vlautin's songs and Boone's voice creates a late night country soul world full of hopefulness and heartbreak.

    Richmond Fontaine

    Don't Skip Out On Me

      Richmond Fontaine and Deline's singer/songwriter, Willy Vlautin will release his fifth novel, 'Don't Skip Out On Me' on Feb 1 2018. 

      The Don't Skip Out on Me soundtrack was recorded early 2017 just after the band called it quits on their final European tour. 

      Willy Vlautin

      Northline

        Richmond Fontaine and Deline's singer/songwriter, Willy Vlautin will release his fifth novel, 'Don't Skip Out On Me' on Feb 1 2018 . Decor Records have released a vinyl version of the soundtrack, along with this, the soundtrack to his previous novel "Northline" - previously only available as a CD supplied with the book. 

        FORMAT INFORMATION

        Ltd LP Info: 180g vinyl - limited edtion of 500 copies. With download code.

        Features Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, Luther Russell, Jeff Lyster (Jayhawks, Eels) and 4 Richmond Fontaine members. Fernando's new mini album is a European exclusive and a blend of folk, psych and indie rock on Décor featuring 7 tracks with the lead track Save Me taken from his album Leave the Radio On, his 7th LP.

        The CD is limited edition of 500 copies only and has exclusive tracks recorded for the last album sessions and other sessions with Spanish language tracks.

        Hey Mr Ferryman is Mark Eitzel's tenth solo album, his first in three years, and the first full studio album recorded entirely in London. It was made at 355 Studios with Mercury Prize winner Bernard Butler (Suede, McAlmont & Butler). Butler produced and played all of the electric guitar, bass, and keyboard parts on the album. Hey Mr Ferryman features the vivid melodies long associated with Eitzel's former band American Music Club as well as Butler's distinctive guitar that serves to complement Eitzel's expressive vocals. Of that voice, Pitchfork once wrote: "If Leonard Cohen's voice is a story about the passage of time and Levon Helm's is a story about losing what is most precious to you, Eitzel's is about the circuitous roads we take in search of ourselves." Mark Eitzel has released over 15 albums of original material with American Music Club and as a solo artist. The Guardian has called him "America's greatest living lyricist," and Rolling Stone once gave him their Songwriter of the Year award.

        STAFF COMMENTS

        Barry says: Eitzel goes from the serene to the triumphant between one song to the next, the brilliant balladry of 'In My Role As Professional Singer And Ham' and the easy listening morose indie charms of 'An Answer' providing a soaring and stripped-back counterfoil to the more rocking pieces like the brilliant 'Mr Humphries'. A brilliantly balanced, and eminently listenable delight. Brilliant.

        Décor Records presents the second album by Sacri Cuori "Rosario". Sacri Cuori's sound has elements of Ennio Morricone, Nino Rota, Piero Piccioni, Calexico, Ry Cooder and Tom Waits (some of his band perform on this album), John Convertino (Calexico), Stephen McCarthy (Long Ryders) and JD Foster (Green on Red) at the helm producing with Antonio. Think Spaghetti Western soundtracks crossed with desert rock and a bit of Nancy and Lee thrown in.

        An operatically tragic tale is told in Richmond Fontaine's tenth studio album, The High Country. More than a concept piece, the Portland, Oregon four-piece have crafted a song-novel, in which a gripping tale is spun with fully fleshed-out characters, changing scenes, snippets of radio and spoken word passages. It's a spectacularly unique album housed in a digi-pack with full 8 page colour booklet.

        Richmond Fontaine's frontman, Willy Vlautin, is a published novelist whose 2006 debut, The Motel Life, has just been turned into a major motion picture directed by the Polsky Brothers and starring Dakota Fanning, Stephen Dorff and Kris Kristofferson.

        With Richmond Fontaine's latest album, he's combined that story-telling prowess with his songwriting gift to stunning effect. From stark, romantic ballads and dialogue sequences to raw Northwest garage rock and cinematic songscapes, this album sees Fontaine's musical trajectory soar far beyond their cowpunk roots, ably assisted by producer John Askew.

        STAFF COMMENTS

        Darryl says: More top quality Americana from Richmond Fontaine, with their tenth album. It's a bleak but absorbing tale that's spread across its 17 tracks, a 'tragic tale opera' if you like.


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