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
"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
"A sampler of some splendid modern performers"
"This is a great compilation and clearly highlights
Van Zandt's influence on contemporary music" (RECORD
"This tribute gets stronger and stronger the more time
you spend with it" 8/10 (POP MATTERS)
"An exemplary collection of Townes songs" (BUCKETFULL
"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"
"Beautiful" 4/5 (VARMLANDS FOLKBLAD)
"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
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