Living Theatre – Indies Only

Olden Yolk

SKU: TIM147LPC1

Barcode: 0630125982716

18.00 £18.00

Out of stock

Add to your Wishlist

The musical duo of Shane Butler & Caity Shaffer released their debut album as Olden Yolk last year, an alluring concoction of hypnagogic folk & kosmiche rhythms, expanding & refining Butler’s work in his former band Quilt toward a more focused direction. “Living Theatre” is the follow up to that eponymous debut & more than lives up to its promise. The songs on “Living Theatre” were written & recorded during a heavy time of transition & upheaval for the duo, with personal tragedies and a big move from their NYC home to a warmer climate in Los Angeles coloring the album’s inception. Thematically “Living Theatre” tunes seem to be about how humans react to the ways life is colored by both fate and the consequences of the conscious & unconscious decisions we make. Musically, the duo’s songwriting has gelled into a unified front, relying more on the subtle shifts of melody & rhythm than a barrage of chord changes; “Living Theatre”s hooks lap at your feet like a babbling brook, rather than bowl you over like violent waves. The refinement in tunes like “Castor & Pollux”, “Grand Palais” & first single “Cotton & Cain” points to a new frontier for the group; soaring skyward toward the emotionally textural plateaus of trailblazers like The Go-Betweens or Yo La Tengo. There’s a discernible romantic feel to tunes like “Violent Days” or “Distant Episode”‘s lush arrangements with Shaffer in particular finding her own voice here; poetic, abstract & expressive. “Living Theatre” showcases a band breaking free from its chrysalis, and embracing its next phase of evolution.

Limited GREEN vinyl (TIM147LPC1) is very limited and for Cargo Collective stores only.

Artist

Genre

Label

Buying Options

Format

,

Condition

Country

Track Listings

1. 240 D
2. Blue Paradigm
3. Cotton & Cain
4. Meadowlands
5. Castor & Pollux
6. Violent Days
7. Every Ark
8. Grand Palais
9. Distant Episode
10. Angelino High

Share this

More from Olden Yolk and more from Rock And Pop