On the 25th of October 2010, we release 'More Townes Van Zandt By The Great Unknown', exactly one year after the first compilation, which received nothing but praise from both press and fans (see quotes below).

The first comp, titled 'Introducing Townes Van Zandt Via The Great Unknown' - is an album which does pretty much what it says on the tin, and features J. Tillman (Fleet Foxes), Great Lake Swimmers, Jad Fair, Stephen Duffy &The Lilac Time, Kate Maki and many more.

'More Townes Van Zandt By The Great Unknown' promises you yet more sublime versions of Townes' stunning songs, done by a new bunch of diverse artists including Phosphorescent, Alela Diane and Neal Casal (Ryan Adams & The Cardinals).

For more info on both releases, please visit: www.myspace.com/thetownesvanzandtproject and www.myspace.com/thetownesvanzandtproject2

"This is that rare beast, a tribute album without a weak track." 4/5 (ROCK N REEL)
"An important project and a fascinating album" 8/10 (AMERICANA UK)
"A vibrant portrait of contemporary folk...the proper tribute Earle's wasn't" (EXCLAIM!)
"Impeccable material" (THE TIMES)
"An amazing new indiefolk release" (COVER LAY DOWN)
"A sampler of some splendid modern performers" (BEARDED)
"This is a great compilation and clearly highlights Van Zandt's influence on contemporary music" (RECORD DEPT)
"This tribute gets stronger and stronger the more time you spend with it" 8/10 (POP MATTERS)
"An exemplary collection of Townes songs" (BUCKETFULL OF BRAINS)
"Succeeding in proving that Van Zandt is worth the attention of the mainstream" (HOT PRESS)
"A heavenly mixture"" (NOJESGUIDEN)
"An interesting mix of the familiar and the unknown" (LIME WIRE)
"Beautiful" 4/5 (VARMLANDS FOLKBLAD)
"Magical" (WEEWERK)
"A lesson in how to do this sort of thing - and absolutely first-class." 4/5 (ROCK N REEL)
"Do yourself a favor and pick up this terrific tribute to an even greater talent." (HERO HILL)
"Would simply make Townes proud" (THE OPENING ACTS)

 

Alela Diane


Phosphorescent


Just when you think you have heard it all before, there is an artist/band emerging from nowhere with a new, genre-defying, yet at the same time, accessible & sublime sound. Arcade Fire did it. Fleet Foxes did it. Bon Iver, Great Lake Swimmers, and so on, did it.

Blake Wassell AKA Lessons In Time is 19 and lives in Australia, he is fascinated by the capabilities of sound and music. Blake makes music, which is as beautiful as it is fascinating, made up with at-hand materials, field recordings, heartfelt and clever vocals and traditional instruments, using minimal recording equipment. His sound walks in the middle of electronic, experimental uniqueness and rustic, hillbilly folk, leaving you wondering how he at this young age is already creating music which falls in its own genre.

'Swords and Spears' is a debut album, which will fly you through immense beauty, joy and wonder. It is out June 28th 2010.

Please visit www.myspace.com/lessonsintime

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