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On January 19, 2018.

On January 19, 2018, “Columbia” label released “Ruins”, the fourth First Aid Kit studio album. It was recorded in 2017, at “Flora Recording & Playback” in Portland, Orgeon, and was produced by Tucker Martine.

Personnel:

  • Johanna Söderberg – vocals, keyboards, autoharp, bass guitar
  • Klara Söderberg – vocals, guitar
  • Eli Moore – choir, dulcimer, acoustic and electric guitar, piano, pump organ
  • Peter Buck – acoustic and electric guitar, mandolin
  • Tucker Martine – choir, drums, percussion, tambourine, noise, engineer
  • Glenn Kotche – drums, percussion
  • Steve Moore – choir, keyboards, marxophone, melodica, organ, piano, synthesizer, trombone
  • Benkt Söderberg – choir, electric guitar
  • McKenzie Smith – choir, drums, percussion
  • Justin Chase – choir, keyboards
  • Melvin Duffy – pedal steel
  • Paul Brainard – trumpet
  • Anna Fritz – cello
  • Eyvind Kang – viola
  • Kyleen King – viola
  • Patti King – violin
  • Isak Söderberg – choir
  • Anna Söderberg – choir
  • Michael Finn – choir
  • Laura Veirs – choir
  • Mikael Tot – choir
  • Eric Boulanger – mastering
  • EE Storey – design, layout
  • Lauren Dukoff – photography
  • Jason Quigley – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Klara Söderberg and Johanna Söderberg.

  1. Rebel Heart
  2. It’s a Shame
  3. Fireworks
  4. Postcard
  5. To Live a Life
  6. My Wild Sweet Love
  7. Distant Star
  8. Ruins
  9. Hem of Her Dress
  10. Nothing Has to Be True

On January 18, 2019.

On January 18, 2019, “Jagjaguwar” label released “Remind Me Tomorrow”, the fifth Sharon Van Etten studio album. It was recorded in 2018, at “Sargent Recorders”,  “Studio 64” in Los Angeles, and was produced by John Congleton.

Personnel:

  • Sharon Van Etten– vocals, piano, organ
  • Heather Woods Broderick– backing vocals, synthesizer, electric piano
  • Zachary Dawes – bass, synthesizer
  • McKenzie Smith – drums, percussion
  • Luke Reynolds– lap steel guitar, guitar, tape loops, synthesizer, keyboards, celesta, bass
  • John Congleton– percussion, organ, theremin, synthesizer, drone, drum programming, tape loops, drum machine, loops, sequencer, engineering, mixing
  • Jamie Stewart– vocals, synthesizer, guitar, bells, percussion
  • Lars Horntveth– guitar, synthesizer, woodwinds, piano, celesta
  • Brian Reitzell– drums, organ, percussion, drone, cymbal
  • Joey Waronker– drums
  • Stella Mozgawa– drums
  • Sean Cook – additional engineering
  • Tyler Karmen – additional engineering
  • Greg Calbi– mastering
  • JN-H – lacquer cutting
  • Nathaniel David Utesch – design, layout
  • Katherine Dieckmann– front cover photography
  • Rob Houston – inner sleeve photography
  • Maya Judd – inner sleeve photography
  • Len Prince– inner sleeve, back cover, photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Sharon Van Etten, except where  noted.

  1. I Told You Everything
  2. No One’s Easy to Love
  3. Memorial Day
  4. Comeback Kid – Sharon Van Etten, Sam Cohen
  5. Jupiter 4
  6. Seventeen – Sharon Van Etten, Kate Davis
  7. Malibu
  8. You Shadow
  9. Hands
  10. Stay

 

On September 12, 2011.

On September 12, 2011, “4AD” label released “Strange Mercy”, the third St. Vincent studio album. It was recorded in 2011, at “Elmwood Studios” in Dallas, Texas, and was produced by John Congleton.

Personnel:

  • Annie Clark– vocals, guitar, keyboards
  • Bobby Sparks – Mini Moog, clavinet, ARP, Wurlitzer
  • McKenzie Smith – drum kit
  • Daniel Hart– violin, additional string arrangement
  • Evan Smith – saxophone, clarinet, flute
  • Brian LeBarton– additional keyboards
  • John Congleton– drum programming
  • Phil Palazzolo – additional woodwind engineering

Track listing:

All tracks by Annie Clark, except  where noted.

  1. Chloe in the Afternoon
  2. Cruel
  3. Cheerleader
  4. Surgeon
  5. Northern Lights
  6. Strange Mercy
  7. Neutered Fruit
  8. Champagne Year
  9. Dilettante
  10. Hysterical Strength
  11. Year of the Tiger – Annie Clark, Sharon Clark

 

On July 25, 2006.

On July 25, 2006, “Bella Union” label released “The Trials of Van Occupanther”, the second Midlake studio album. It was recorded 2005 – 2006, in Denton, TX, and was produced by Tim Smith, Eric Pulido, Eric Nichelson, Paul Alexander and McKenzie Smith.

Personnel:

  • Tim Smith – vocals, piano, keyboard, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, flute
  • Eric Pulido – electric guitar, acoustic guitar, 12-string acoustic guitar, keyboards, backing vocals
  • Eric Nichelson – keyboards, piano, acoustic guitar, 12-string acoustic guitar, electric guitar
  • Paul Alexander – bass, double bass, electric guitar, keyboards, piano, bassoon
  • McKenzie Smith – drums, percussion
  • Linda Salisbury – French horn
  • Josh Ello – violin
  • Paul Alexander – engineering, mixing
  • Tim Smith – photography
  • Tim Carter – design, layout

Track listing:

All tracks by Tim Smith.

  1. Roscoe
  2. Bandits
  3. Head Home
  4. Van Occupanther
  5. Young Bride
  6. Branches
  7. In This Camp
  8. We Gathered in Spring
  9. It Covers the Hillsides
  10. Chasing After Deer
  11. You Never Arrived

On April 28, 2017.

On April 28, 2017, “Dualtone” label released “Volume 1”, the debut BNQT studio album. It was recorded in 2017, at “Redwood Studios” in Denton, Texas, and was produced by Eric Pulido, Ben Bridwell, Alex Kapranos, Fran Healy and Jason Lytle.

Personnel:

  • Eric Pulido – vocals, guitar
  • Ben Bridwell – vocals, guitar, bass
  • Alex Kapranos – vocals, guitar
  • Fran Healy – vocals, guitar, piano, harmonica, banjo, sitar, drums
  • Jason Lytle – vocals, guitar, keyboards
  • Dave Deshazo, Scott Lee, Aaron McClellan – bass
  • Ruby Amanfu, Katrina Cain – vocals
  • Micah Bell – piccolo trumpet, trumpet
  • Pete Clagget – trumpet
  • David Pierce – trombone, horn arrangements
  • Devin Eddleman – alto and tenor saxophone
  • Dave Monsch – tenor saxophone
  • Spenser Liszt – baritone saxophone
  • Fiona Brice – violin, string arrangements
  • Stephen Hussey – violin
  • Kotono Sato – viola
  • Vicky Matthews – cello
  • Jesse Chandler – horn arrangements
  • Julian Simmons – engineer
  • Matt Pence – mixing, mastering
  • Sebastiaan Bremer – artwork

Track listing:

  1. Restart – Eric Pulido, Jesse Chandler, Joey McClellan, McKenzie Smith
  2. Unlikely Force – Ben Bridwell
  3. 100 Million Miles – Jason Lytle
  4. Mind of a Man – Fran Healy
  5. Hey Banana – Alex Kapranos
  6. Real Love – Eric Pulido, Jesse Chandler, Joey McClellan, McKenzie Smith
  7. Failing at Feeling – Jason Lytle
  8. LA on My Mind – Fran Healy
  9. Tara – Ben Bridwell
  10. Fighting the World – Alex Kapranos

 

On April 19, 2010.

On April 19, 2010, “Bella Union” label released “Queen of Denmark”, the debut John Grant solo album. It was recorded July – October 2008 and May – July 2009, at “Midlake Recording Studio” in Denton, Texas, and was produced by Paul Alexander, Eric Pulido and John Grant.

Personnel:

  • John Grant– lead vocals, piano, keyboards, synthesizer
  • Eric Pulido – electric and acoustic guitar
  • Eric Nichelson – electric and acoustic guitar
  • Paul Alexander – bass, bassoon
  • McKenzie Smith – drums
  • Tim Smith– flute
  • Jesse Chandler – piano
  • Britt Herrington – keyboards, synthesizer
  • Robert Gomez – guitar
  • Bryan Van Divier – baritone guitar
  • Fiona Brice– strings
  • Buffi Jacobs – cello
  • David Pierce – trombone
  • Sara Lov– background vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by John Grant.

  1. TC and Honeybear
  2. Marz
  3. Where Dreams Go to Die
  4. Sigourney Weaver
  5. Chicken Bones
  6. Silver Platter Club
  7. It’s Easier
  8. Outer Space
  9. Jesus Hates Faggots
  10. Caramel
  11. Leopard & Lamb
  12. Queen of Denmark

 

On February 1, 2010.

On February 1, 2010, “Bella Union” label released “The Courage of Others”, the third Midlake studio album. The album cover pays homage to Andrei Tarkovsky movie “Andrei Rublev”.

Personnel:

  • Tim Smith – vocals, acoustic guitar, flute, recorder, piano, keyboards
  • Eric Pulido – backing vocals, guitars, dulcimer, autoharp, percussion
  • Paul Alexander – bass, electric guitar, bassoon
  • McKenzie Smith – drums, percussion
  • Eric Nichelson – guitars, autoharp, percussion
  • Max Townsley – electric guitar
  • Jesse Chandler – harpsichord
  • Fiona Brice – violin
  • Stephanie Dosen- Harmony vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Tim Smith.

  1. Acts of Man
  2. Winter Dies
  3. Small Mountain
  4. Core of Nature
  5. Fortune
  6. Rulers, Ruling All Things
  7. Children of the Grounds
  8. Bring Down
  9. The Horn
  10. The Courage of Others
  11. In the Ground

 

On February 25, 2014.

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On February 25, 2014, “Loma Vista” label released the fourth, self-titled St. Vincent studio album. It was recorded in 2013, at “Elmwood Studios” in Dallas, Texas, and was produced by John Congleton. The album won “Grammy” for Best Alternative Music Album, and was voted “Best Album of 2014” in the following medias:  “NME”, “Guardian”, “Gigwise”, “musicOMH”, “Slant Magazine” and “Entertainment Weekly”.

Personnel:

  • Annie Clark – vocals, guitar
  • Homer Steinweiss – drums
  • Bobby Sparks – Minimoog
  • Daniel Mintseris – synthesizer, piano; harpsichord
  • Ralph Carney – horns
  • McKenzie Smith – drums
  • Adam Pickrell – keyboards
  • John Congleton– engineering
  • Greg Calbi – mastering
  • Willo Perron – creative director
  • Brian Roettinger – design
  • Renata Raksha – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Annie Clark.

  1. Rattlesnake
  2. Birth in Reverse
  3. Prince Johnny
  4. Huey Newton
  5. Digital Witness
  6. I Prefer Your Love
  7. Regret
  8. Bring Me Your Loves
  9. Psychopath
  10. Every Tear Disappears
  11. Severed Crossed Fingers