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Bound To Find You Out

by Slowtrain

At times raucous and at other times thoughtful or even melancholy, this new release marks the band's first output in years. Adoniram Lipton's ever evolving cast of bandmates has crafted an album with no misses from the first track to the last.
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1. Not the Only One
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2. Bound To Find You Out
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3. About You
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4. Love Me Again
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5. Waiting Just For You
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6. Take Me Home
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7. Nobody Loves Me (Like You Do)
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8. Beautiful Soul
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9. Just Like Cheever
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10. Waiting Just For You (reprise)
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Some bands form as an epiphany. A few musicians come together and suddenly, POW!!!, they're a band. Most good bands, though, are formed over time - shaped by the wind and the rain and, in Texas at least, the glaring sun.

“Slowtrain has had an evolving line-up for many years now,” says band leader and songwriter Adoniram (Adun-irum) Lipton, the driving force behind the band. “I’ve always had a problem with solo artists who give themselves a band name even though it’s just them. So let’s be clear, this isn’t some Bright Eyes thing. More like The Jayhawks. And, incidentally, the line-up we’ve got now is the best Slowtrain has ever had. Wherever we go from here, we’re going together. We are a band, pure and simple.”

And the evolution of Slowtrain was anything but accidental.

A few years ago, Adoniram looked at the embarrassment of riches that is the Austin music scene and decided that it was time to expand his circle of comrades. So, true to form, he set about doing that.

Putting together a makeshift rehearsal space in his living room, Adoniram began inviting fellow musicians back for impromptu jam sessions after Austin’s regular venues had closed shop for the night. One night Interpol would be mixing drinks in the kitchen, the next night Adoniram could be found snatching random strangers off the street to come in and shake a tambourine.

Though born from a love of music and fellow musicians, it turns out this was also a fantastic way to find exactly the right people if you happen to be forming a band. It’s also a great way to hone your craft and explains why Slowtrain is so highly regarded by Austin musicians. Adoniram has since played and recorded with \a wide array of bands including The Black, The Shine Brothers (Black Angels side project), Radar Radar, A Few Nice Things, Mike And The Moonpies, Hilary York, and Mike Kingcaid (What Made Milwaukee Famous side project) – to name just a few.

The songs on Bound To Find You Out were heavily influenced by Adoniram’s interest in the style of bluesman Son House – subtly manipulating phrasings to impact meaning, a theme that flows throughout the record, both musically and lyrically.

“Obviously, The Band and Dylan have been influences of mine. The first CD I ever bought was Dylan’s Greatest Hits 2. I’ve loved Joe Cocker’s With A Little Help album since forever, I still listen to that record from start to finish all the time. I think Muddy Waters had the best rock and roll band ever. There’s no end to this conversation.”

Much like the band itself, their new album Bound To Find You Out has traveled an interesting road from inception to landing in the hands of their ever-growing fanbase.

The basic tracks were cut live in the studio in San Marco’s famed Fire Station studios. The approach was to book eight consecutive days of 14-hour sessions in order to capture the crackling energy of their live shows. Lipton and guitarist Andy Keating then retreated to a borrowed house in the Texas hill country, set-up some recording equipment, and began fleshing out the recording. It was here that the swirling organ and layered guitars that give the record it’s distinctive sound were added.

The rough mixes of the album drew the attention of producer Mark Addison (Ian Moore, Guy Forsyth, Sara Hickman – and many, many more), who offered the band his time and expertise to help refine the sound of the record. A few weeks later the finishing touches on Bound To Find You Out, including many of the vocals, were hammered out at Addison's Aerie Studio.

Bound To Find You Out is already bringing in critical praise and, with the momentum of this new release, the band is already in the process of recording its follow up. Stay tuned.

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Cal Tomkins

Was told to check this band out...
A friend of mine told me to check this record out. I'm normally pretty difficult to impress but I had to say something, this record is really good.
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