Bill Fay 'Countless Branches' 2xLP / LP
Available as deluxe 2xLP or standard LP.
Fay returns with the third (and best?) album in the celebrated second phase of his recording career. A prime Fay song is a deceptively simple thing which carries more emotional weight than its concision and brevity might imply. There are ten of these musical haikus on ‘Countless Branches’, as pointed and as poignant as anything he’s ever recorded.
For decades now (it’s almost 50 years since he cut his classic albums ‘Bill Fay’ and ‘Time Of The Last Persecution’), songs like these have been Fay’s ambassadors helping rave reviews and endorsements from the likes of Jim O’Rourke (Tortoise) and Jeff Tweedy (Wilco) which led to a huge revival of interest in his music. He had continued to make music almost every day in the intervening decades.
For ‘Countless Branches’ Bill Fay has completed new toplines over some of his cache of backing tracks, most of them 20 to 40 years old.
Deluxe edition 2LP format includes exclusive tracks plus a reworking of ‘Don’t Let My Marigolds Die’.
Enthusiastic fans include Nick Cave, The War On Drugs, Oneohtrixpointnever, Kevin Morby, Wilco.
Catalogue number: DOC211LP / DOC141LP
Label: Dead Oceans