Thursday, February 23, 2012

Cleft Music Gives Away Chelsea Crowell Vinyl, Offers Preview of Kurt Wagner/Altered Statesman Split

Posted By on Thu, Feb 23, 2012 at 11:59 AM

Familiar local sideman, knob-twiddler and mogul-on-the-rise Loney John Hutchins Jr. is the man behind Nashville-based indie label Cleft Music. And as you'll see on Cleft's brand-new Facebook page, Hutchins & Co. are offering up a free white-vinyl copy of Chelsea Crowell's Crystal City. Crowell, of course, is the partially Nashville-rooted songstress — and daughter of Roseanne Cash and Rodney Crowell — who released her self-titled debut via Cleft a couple years back. Now you can win one of only 30 white-vinyl copies of her latest, and all you have to do, says Cleft, is "post a comment to THIS thread below saying 'WHITE VINYL,' then get your friends to both 'like' the Cleft Music page AND 'like' YOUR comment on this thread! The person with the most referrals and 'likes' will win this sealed copy of beautiful white vinyl with download card!" Easy-peasy, no? You have through Tuesday, Feb. 28, at midnight.

And while we're talking Cleft, they've got a relatively fresh track I believe you guys may be psyched to hear. Kurt Wagner of Lambchop and Steve Poulton (aka The Altered Statesman) recently put together a 12-inch EP by the name of The Something Missing EP, and as a teaser, Cleft is offering up the track "Something" via their Soundcloud page. You can also hear it below. And as you may notice, the lyrics of "Something" are the same as the lyrics of Lambchop's "If Not I'll Just Die" from their brand-new Mr. M. Hutchins elucidates thusly: "Joe McMahon recorded it. They all play on each other's tracks, along with Scott Martin on drums and Michael Backes on upright bass. Both of Kurt's songs appear on the new Lambchop album as more produced versions. ... It's a limited pressing, 12-inch 45rpm ep. Sounds great!" You'll be able to get that here.

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