Englishman on Java Blend July 13, 2012
Englishman is the song-vehicle for Lexington, KY native Andrew English (The Scourge of the Sea). Englishman’s self-titled debut full-length was produced by Justin Craig (These United States), a long time collaborator and honorary band member. It arrives after English and Matt Duncan (keyboard/vocals) spent a year sharing stages with Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Deer Tick, Vandaveer, Lost in the Trees, Frontier Ruckus, Sam Quinn, and many other fine folks. Cut to tape in the converted barn English helped to build on a rural Ohio farm, it is at once familiar and haunted. The ten snowy days of recording were broken up by family style meals of summer vegetables and winter toddies. This is likely to be the coziest new album for the coming cold, and any stormy weather hereafter.