An operatically tragic tale is told in Richmond Fontaine's tenth studio album, the High Country. More than a concept piece, the Portland, Oregon four-piece have crafted a song-novel, in which a gripping tale is spun with fully fleshed out characters, changing scenes, snippets of radio and spoken word passages. It's a spectacularly unique album. Set in a rural logging community in Oregon, the High Country is a gothic love story between a mechanic and an auto parts store counter girl, whose secret love inspires an effort to escape the darkness of the world that surrounds them. From stark, romantic ballads and dialogue sequences to raw Northwest garage rock and cinematic songscapes, this album sees Richmond Fontaine's musical trajectory soar far beyond their cowpunk roots, ably assisted by producer John Askew (The Dodos, Karl Blau).Tracks:1. Inventory 2. The Girl on the Logging Road 3. The Chainsaw Sea 4. Let Me Dream of the High Country 5. The Mechanic Falls in Love with the Girl 6. The Mechanic's Life 7. Angus King Tries to Leave the House 8. The Meeting on the Logging Road 9. Claude Murray's Breakdown 10. The Eagles Lodge 11. Driving Back to the Chainsaw Sea 12. Lost in the Trees 13. On a Spree 14. Deciding to Run 15. I Can See a Room 16. The Escape 17. Leaving.
180 Gram Audiophile pressing
This record is pressed onto 180 grams of black audiophile grade vinyl. The heavier weight steadies the record and ensures consistency in pressing and promises the highest fidelity reproduction of the source recording.
Each record is protected within its record sleeve by a white vellum anti-dust sleeve.
All items are shipped brand-new and unopened in original packaging. Every record is shipped in original factory-applied shrink wrap and has never been touched by human hands.