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    Richmond Fontaine - You Can't Go Back If There's Nothing to Go Back To (2016)

    One of my favorite bands is just about to release what may be their final record, Richmond Fontaine with You Canít Go Back If Thereís Nothing To Go Back To. Just on my first couple listens to the MP3 preview, still brand new, not actually released until Mar 18, and while the 150gm vinyl is still up for preorder at their bandcamp (just put in my order a couple hours ago), the limited 180gm gatefold vinyl package is already sold out. Still so many listens to look forward to over the next few months, and hopefully years, Willy Vlautin's music and words do get better with age.

    You Canít Go Back If Thereís Nothing To Go Back To - Record Collector Magazine Ľ

    releases March 18, 2016

    Richmond Fontaine:

    Dan Eccles: electric guitar, piano
    Sean Oldham: percussion, vocals
    Freddy Trujillo: bass, vocals
    Willy Vlautin: vocals, acoustic and electric guitars
    John Askew: baritone guitar, electric guitar
    Paul Brainard: pedal steel, trumpet
    Jenny Conlee-Drizos: keyboards
    Dave Harding: acoustic guitar

    Recorded and mixed by John Morgan Askew
    Assistant engineer: Tim Shrout
    Recorded at Flora Recording and Playback, and Scenic Burrows
    Mixed at Scenic Burrows
    Produced by John Morgan Askew

    Anyway, just wanted to start a thread about it, I realize they aren't very well known, but there's a thread in the archives for the last couple records (I'll post links at the end), and from reports I've read, this may be their last one, so don't miss it if you are a fan of literate Americana music. Release date is March 18, with vinyl from either Fluff & Gravy Records in Portland, US, or Decor Records in London, UK, unfortunately the limited edition vinyl is already sold out in the US, they say only 500 copies around the world, you gotta pay pretty close attention these days because the vinyl action moves quick, though might still be available from the UK, shipping kills ya though, but regular vinyl is available for preorder at all the normal places, including their bandcamp. Great band, great music, with a pretty amazing run, Post to Wire from 2004 is one of my all-time favorites, especially the 180 gm vinyl version released a few years ago. Too early to say for sure, but this seems up there too. Anyone who loves Trace by Son Volt, or Wilco's Summerteeth, should be all over this.

    Richmond Fontaine - The High Country - Superb New Americana . Ľ

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    Thanks for posting this but I'm sorry to hear this may be their last. Post to Wire from 2004 was my intro to this band and I still enjoy it, but my favorite has to be 13 Cities which was released a few years later. I'm going to have to spin that one later today and I'll be sure to order the new one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swish View Post
    Thanks for posting this but I'm sorry to hear this may be their last. Post to Wire from 2004 was my intro to this band and I still enjoy it, but my favorite has to be 13 Cities which was released a few years later. I'm going to have to spin that one later today and I'll be sure to order the new one.
    There's still The Delines though. Pretty much the same band, just with Amy Boone doing the vocals. Not the same, I know, but probably more successful now. They will soon be releasing the second Delines record, I think. I was talking some about the EP they put out last summer in the link below, just some leftovers from the recording session for their second record, but I think you'd really like the last song...






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    The new Rob Crow album is pretty good. I think Grandaddy has a reunion album due out this year. I never bothered with the new Lucinda Williams album. Not a whole lot on the horizon that I am looking forward to that I'm aware of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slosh View Post
    The new Rob Crow album is pretty good. I think Grandaddy has a reunion album due out this year. I never bothered with the new Lucinda Williams album. Not a whole lot on the horizon that I am looking forward to that I'm aware of.
    Hey, long time. Yea, not too much on horizon for me either. I am looking forward to the new PJ Harvey The Hope Six Demolition Project, I think that will be pretty special. And I did preorder the Suuns new Hold/Still on purple vinyl after listening to the leak a few times. Kind of a mix of Braniac and some industrial NIN, or something like that. Pretty cool, and I think it came together well on this one. The earlier stuff I've sampled is similar, but just doesn't seem quite as special. And of course the one above, the last RF record, got that preordered on vinyl too. But it's usually the surprises that matter most.

    Speaking of Grandaddy, the Giant Sand Heartbreak Pass record last year is very good, it's kind of a travelog around the world, hookups with a lot of his old friends, and a pretty crack band on much of it too. One stop was in Portland with Jason Lytle to record a song, and it does take on some of his persona and that Grandaddy sound ...

    Giant Sand ? ?Transponder? (Feat. Jason Lytle) Video (Stereogum Premiere) - Stereogum

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    I like her voice but, as you said, it won't be quite the same. I'll have to grab this latest/last one for sure and prepare for the Delines.
    Quote Originally Posted by Davey View Post
    There's still The Delines though. Pretty much the same band, just with Amy Boone doing the vocals. Not the same, I know, but probably more successful now. They will soon be releasing the second Delines record, I think. I was talking some about the EP they put out last summer in the link below, just some leftovers from the recording session for their second record, but I think you'd really like the last song...






    Richmond Fontaine - You Can't Go Back If There's Nothing to Go Back To (2016) | Steve Hoffman Music Forums
    I call my bathroom Jim instead of John so I can tell people that I go to the Jim first thing every morning.

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    The new Andrew Bird - Are You Serious, is pretty good (after a couple of spins).

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