A splash of Southern Comfort with M. Ward
The freezing walk to the mailbox was all made worth it yesterday afternoon by the discovery of a very cool flat package containing a 7" limited-run vinyl from FADER Magazine/blog in a partnership with Southern Comfort. Part of a new series this whole year to release "up-and-coming" artists on limited edition vinyl, the first in the lineup contains:
Side A: Magic Trick (Kansas City Remix) (Thanks Kevin!!)
M. Ward with Jim James
Side B: Soap
Post-War (from whence comes the lovely harmonies of "Magic Trick") is an album that sounds all rich and scratchy and warm --an effect which is doubled on a record player-- and I derived great joy from sitting in front of my stereo listening to this small gem. The remix takes out the drums and remixes the vocals a bit more distinctly so the harmonies don't mesh as seamlessly. It also brings forward the bittersweet harmonica line, giving the overall effect of a Kansas City backporch BBQ. You can win your own copy here. Oh, and check the solo M. Ward shows added. San Francisco gets all the fun. Come to Denver, "M."!