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Richmond Fontaine | Post To Wire - RSD21


Richmond Fontaine | Post To Wire - RSD21




Available from Décor/El Cortez for the first time on vinyl, Richmond Fontaine's Post To Wire will be released in a limited edition of 500 copies. The CD was originally released through El Cortez/Décor Records in 2004. It caught the attention of UNCUT's editor Allan Jones who gave the album a 5/5 star lead review as "Album of the Month" as well as placing it number 4 in albums of 2004 year end polls.

"Uncut's discovery of the year….Fans of a certain kind of orphaned Americana are likely to fall on Post To Wire like apostles on The Grail. A dark and mesmerising masterpiece, brilliant" Allan Jones.

UNCUT went on to give the band a feature and numerous glowing live reviews that year. But it was not just UNCUT championing the band, rave reviews across the board happened: "Post To Wire emerges somewhere between Gram Parsons' slide guitar majesty and Lou Reed's narrated New York - making Post To Wire a fabulous addition to the all-too-slim canon of passionate, literary rock'n'roll" 4/5 Stars - Guardian

"It puts Vlautin's songwriting on a par with that of his heroes Jay Farrar and Paul Westerberg" 5/5 Stars - Independent

All this helped the band from being an undiscovered US band on their 5th album who previously sold 200 copies in Europe to going on to sell over 15,000 copies and selling out a crowd of 1000 at the London Roots festival the following year. The vinyl was previously released in a short run by Diverse vinyl and copies now go for around $100.

Richmond Fontaine takes root in the fertile imagination of songwriter, novelist and guitarist Willy Vlautin whom has penned 5 novels with his sixth coming out this May on Faber & Faber and has gone on to release 11 studio albums with Richmond Fontaine before breaking up in 2016. His current band is The Delines whom are currently working on their fourth album. Formed in 1994 at the Portland Meadows horse track by Vlautin and bassist Dave Harding, when the two took their mutual love of Hüsker Du, Willie Nelson, X, The Blasters, and The Replacements and began playing music together. The band was named after a down and out American expatriate Harding had met while hitchhiking through Mexico and for this album includes Sean Oldham on drums, Dan Eccles on guitar and Paul Brainard pedal steel. Produced by JD Foster (of Green On Red/Dwight Yokham fame) at Jackpot! Studios in Portland

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