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Tenkiller Limited Vinyl LP


Label: Big Legal Mess Records
Release Date: 30 March 2018
Format: LP Vinyl

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Marie/Lepanto Tenkiller Limited Vinyl LP

In the sunken lands of Arkansas along I-55, there’s a road sign that directs you to a pair of tiny, hardscrabble towns in the Delta. It reads: Marie/Lepanto.
Situated roughly between Southeast Missouri and Western Arkansas — the two points where singer-songwriters Will Johnson and Justin Peter Kinkel-Schuster grew up — that
dual appellation seemed a perfect handle for their new collaboration. It’s especially fitting as their debut, Tenkiller, is an album permeated by a sense of place.
For Johnson, the veteran singer-songwriter and longtime leader of Centro-matic, his union with Kinkel-Schuster, of Water Liars and Theodore, fits a pattern. In his work with South San Gabriel, Monsters of Folk, and Overseas, collaboration has long been the cornerstone of his
creativity. Like his other endeavors, Marie/Lepanto was born out of a musical kinship and personal respect.
The Austin-based Johnson and the Arkansas-based Kinkel-Schuster travelled to the Bluff City to record with Powell, resulting in the 10-track Tenkiller. The intimate sessions found Johnson and Kinkel-Schuster sharing writing, playing and vocal duties, yielding an album that falls in the great tradition of indie rock team ups – from Nikki Sudden and Dave Kusworth to Vic Chesnutt and Lambchop, Peter Buck and Kevn Kinney to Kim Gordon and Lydia Lunch.

Featured Tracks:
1. Patient, Patient Man
2. High Desert
3. Inverness
4. Clean Gift
5. Famished Raven
6. Simples Scenes
7. Features/Fights
8. Rest Be Mine
9. The Rail
10. Tenkiller
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