It’s that time of year again when we announce our upcoming Light In The Attic Subscription Package! You thought winter/spring 2014 was good? We’ve got just as much, if not more, juicy stuff cooking in the Light In The Attic broiler. Similar to previous subscriptions, there will be some nice bonus ephemera items for subscribers. In 2013, subscribers received a number of goodies including an unseen 1960s screenplay for Lee Hazlewood’s Trouble Is A Lonesome Town TV show and a repro patch and button set for Public Image Limited, not to mention exclusive subscriber-only colored vinyl (when available). While it is a little early to spill ALL the beans, below is a small sampling of what we have in store for the second half of 2014.
Donnie & Joe Emerson – Still Dreamin’ Wild: The Lost Recordings + Jingles 45
(LITA 115 | CD | 180-gram LP)
Available: June 17, 2014
As teenagers in Fruitland, Washington in the late ‘70s, farming brothers Donnie & Joe Emerson dreamed of being heard. Their 1979 debut Dreamin’ Wild showcased a slice of their repertoire, including the acclaimed track “Baby.” Here, on Still Dreamin’ Wild: The Lost Recordings 1979-81, a dozen previously unheard tracks-all recorded at the same magical home studio that birthed Dreamin’ Wild—are ready to be enjoyed for the first time ever. Where Dreamin’ Wild captured the teenage experience, Still Dreamin’ Wild tells a broader story, one in which teenage dreams turn to painful yearning. Subscribers will receive a bonus 45 of unheard demo advertising jingles recorded by Donnie Emerson back in the day on the Fruitland farm.
Lewis – L’Amour
(LITA 117 | CD | 180-gram LP)
Available: June 24, 2014
In 1983, a man named Lewis recorded an album called L’Amour and promptly disappeared without a trace. The record itself is a delicate, whispered album with smooth synthesizers, feather-light piano, ethereal, occasionally inaudible vocals, and the gentle plucking of acoustic guitars that echoes Springsteen’s Nebraska or Angelo Badalamenti’s atmospheric soundtracks. Later, Arthur Russell would grasp for something similar on the epochal World Of Echo LP. Lewis remains a ghost, a total mystery, but the music will be heard. The album is being pressed for the first time in more than 30 years and widely distributed for the first time ever. Lewis’s royalties will be placed in escrow until he makes himself known. Perhaps you know Lewis. Perhaps Lewis is you. The only certainty is this: Lewis is about to find a whole bunch of new fans.
Various Artists – Country Funk Volume II 1967-1974 + Bandana
(LITA 116 | CD | 180-gram LP)
Available: July 15, 2014
This follow up to 2012’s Country Funk 1969-1975 Volume I is a brand new set of loose-talking, lap steel-twanging tracks that expounds further upon a genre of songs heavy with hip-swinging rhythms and bourbon on the breath. You’ll find household names like Willie Nelson, Townes Van Zandt, and Kenny Rogers and obscure artists like Bill Wilson and Thomas Jefferson Kaye, noted producer of Gene Clark’s opus No Other. Compiled and presented by the team behind Volume I (Zach Cowie plus Light In The Attic’s Matt Sullivan and Patrick McCarthy), the release also includes a reunion of writer Jessica Hundley and artist Jess Rotter in the form of liner notes comic, “The Hot Dawgs.” Subscribers will receive a limited edition Country Funk bandana with art by Jess Rotter.
+ The first 8 LPs released from Light In The Attic during the second half of 2014, excluding box sets.
+ Select LP releases will include special subscriber-only colored wax (when colored vinyl is pressed), not available for non-subscribers or anywhere else in the known universe.
+ 15% off ALL online orders for the remainder of the year, excluding subscriptions (discount code to be sent post-purchase). *Discounts may not be used towards the subscription purchase.
+ Includes various rarities and exclusives throughout the remainder of year
+ Free shipping for subscription titles
+ Due to licensing restrictions, not every LP release will include a digital download coupon
+ Any subscriber who previously purchased Lewis-L’Amour and/or Donnie & Joe-Still Dreamin’ Wild: The Lost Recordings, has the option to replace each release with any LITA/Modern Classics/Future Days single LP. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for replacement submissions.
We apologize, but there will not be a CD subscription available for Part II.