(NOW ON SALE: $9!) Over the last year I’ve been going through boxes and piles of unreleased recordings, putting together a group of tracks that work on their own, and with each other, to illuminate my own creative process (via home recordings and studio demos) or just let you in on a really good time (live tracks). Volume 1 contains tracks dating from 1994 to 2009. In future volumes I hope to go back farther. The idea is to let you hear a little more from me, not only in releasing a new studio record more than once every five years, but also in sharing some things that lead to, or beyond, those records. The “real” new record, Gloryland, may not be officially released until January–this has more to do with the way the music biz works than anything–and along with offering something new before Gloryland comes out, it feels like the right time to release a compilation like this. To nod at the past as we prepare to move on to what’s ahead.
- "We'll empty your spit-valve for life if you find us anything more stunning than 'Colfax,' [Kevin Gordon's] undeniably superb song that could only have come from one mind, and from one person's experience. It's ostensibly about a kid in the marching band but winds up being about the heart of American darkness and the steel that it takes to move beyond."
--Peter Cooper, The Tennessean
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