Immaculate Machine To Release High On Jackson Hill
April 28th on Mint Records
Immaculate Machine is tuning up for the release of High On Jackson Hill, due out on Mint Records, April 28th in the US and Canada. Their last album Fables (2007) drew critical acclaim for the band, yet they still decided to go back to the drawing board for this upcoming release. Instead of going into another stale recording studio, Immaculate Machine decided to record High On Jackson Hill in the basement of songwriter Brooke Gallupe's childhood home. Rather than meticulously tracking each instrument and vocal one at a time, they opted for full band live recordings, revealing a more relaxed and spontaneous side of Immaculate Machine. Colin Stewart from Hive Studios (Black Mountain, Destroyer, Cave Singers) captured these sessions for the band.
Another change you'll notice on this album is Brooke Gallupe, stepping forward, taking a bigger role in the songwriting. Joining Brooke again are longtime band members Kathryn Calder (New Pornographers) and Luke Kozlowski, as well as newcomers Aden Collinge (drums), Caitlin Gallupe (bass) and Jordan Minkoff (guitar). Keep an eye out on upcoming tour dates from the band as they make their way to SXSW in March.
"[Fables] songs tackle the tenuous stage of young life when quests for knowledge are pushed aside by harsh realities, offering well-intentioned advice to navigate these moments. It's a pious sentiment indeed..." -Pitchfork
"Fables is the assured step forward many of us had been hoping from the band, a consistent album with enough catchy songs to make the rest of the indie pop world envious." - PopMatters
"...meat, muscle, and meaning." - Bitch Magazine