spiritual rags - "s/t"
spiritual rags are a trio (consisting of simon joyner, lonnie methe & chris deden) who culminate to bring forth one of the finest records in the singer-songwriter tradition. recorded in 2006 at the bemis center for contemporary arts, these sometimes stark, sometimes grave, and often times hobbled songs flow from an almost otherworldly subcouncious. the three have played together off and on for nearing two decades (mostly with methe and deden backing up joyner on here/there recordings and shows) but this finds them all collectively treading on the razors edge...switching up songs and instruments, and at times, seemingly, constructing songs atop one another. almost as if the pages from these tales were scattered upon the concrete floor after being felled by a few bottles of wine. ballads slowly morph into frantic "psych" territory (and vise-versa) only to be torn down and re-built again. close to home. limited to only 300 copies in multi-colored silkscreened "recycled" jackets, each is unique. co-released with grotto records.
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