Shovels And Rope Swimmin' Time on Colored 180g 2LP + CD
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The critically acclaimed duo of Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent, aka Shovels & Rope, are set to release their sophomore album Swimmin' Time on Dualtone Music. Swimmin' Time is the highly-anticipated follow up to the band's 2012 breakthrough debut O' Be Joyful. While O' Be Joyful was recorded at home, in hotel rooms, in their van and throughout their travels, the band remained stationary by recording Swimmin' Time at their home studio in Charleston, SC with Trent again producing.
Swimmin' Time features 13 new songs that maintain the elemental Shovels & Rope songwriting and sound while incorporating new ingredients to the mix. From the heady harmonies of "Devil Is All Around" and the quirky "Mary Ann & One-Eyed Dan" to the epic beauty of "After The Storm" and the Waits-ian "Ohio" fans are sure to be pleased and pleasantly surprised by some of the chosen new paths and dark turns.
Shovels & Rope make music that exudes raw beauty, honesty, grit and passion. Hard work does pay off; the band spent the better part of 2012 and 2013 touring almost non-stop, spreading their signature blend of rock, country, punk and folk to the masses. Their live performances are undeniable, as the couple does not sing to each other, they sing at each other, pushing one another while playing multiple instruments. "The husband-and-wife duo's chemistry and ramshackle playfulness make them difficult to resist," says NPR Music. Hearst & Trent throw it all out there, without a safety net, and audiences feel every nuance.
Shovels And Rope Swimmin' Time Track Listing:
1. The Devil Is All Around
2. Bridge On Fire
4. After The Storm
5. Fish Assassin
6. Coping Mechanism
8. Swimmin’ Time
9. Stono River Blues
11. Mary Ann & One-Eyed Dan
12. Save The World