Down The Unmarked Road

by The Tall Grass

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    Pre-order of Down The Unmarked Road on compact disc. You get 2 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album on compact disc when it's released. The compact disc comes in a matte finish gatefold cover, a booklet with lyrics, liner notes by Robert Forster, a band portrait by Warwick Baker and beautiful artwork by Matthew Robertson.

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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    The bundle buy gets you the debut The Tall Grass album Down The Unmarked Road as well as the duo's separate solo albums, both at half price. Peter Fenton's In The Lovers Arms and Jamie Hutchings Avalon Cassettes. Support The Tall Grass and get a great priced package.

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about

The Tall Grass

Ten good songs. Serious intent. Some self-deprecation and wisdom - ’I can fix your car son/ But I cannot fix your heart’ are lines from ‘Was With Her’ - I also like the way a new melody appears in the songs last chorus. A sign everything’s been thought out - a hammered simplicity to the albums intentions - the intertwining voices of Jamie and Peter, each leaning in on the other to add detail to a story, or soar together sweeter, the crystal woody instrumentation and sound, and the exactitude of the songs. This is not an album that has been thrown together - to follow a previous record eighteen months back. No. ‘Let ourselves be ourselves’ is another key line. This album feels like an arrival, even as the songs are of good-byes, danger, in and out of love, and difficulty. And Sydney’s here too - sticky, overwhelming and oh so beautiful. Like a canvas backdrop in a tent show, before which, much of the action plays out. Down the Unmarked Road is the latest in the short roll of records that capture a feel for the harbour city. It took me back there. I could imagine these song scenarios, because they are true and well told. There’s two lines in the sublime pop of ‘Moller’, ‘Some call it choice / When you find your voice’. Jamie and Peter with the help of a few select musical friends, have found it.

Robert Forster. Brisbane, March 2017.

credits

released April 7, 2017

The Tall Grass Peter Fenton & Jamie Hutchings Guests Richard Andrew, Chris Colquhoun, Jeremy Craib, Laura Jean & Jess Locke

Produced by Richard Andrew & The Tall Grass. Recorded and mixed by Richard Andrew at Pharmacy Studios, Melbourne, Australia. except for Nothing To Show and Was With Her which were recorded by Chris Colquhoun at Casa di San Valentino.

Mastered by Chris Hanszek. Designed by Matthew Robertson. Photographs by Warwick Baker. All songs by The Tall Grass (control)

Thank you:
Richard Andrew, Chris Colquhoun, Warwick Baker, Matthew Robertson, Jess Locke, Laura-Jean, Jeremy Craib, Robert Forster, Natalie van den Dungen, Matthew Walker & The Valentine-Fenton and Hutchings clans.

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