As we ease into Spring—and here in North Carolina, into its yellow pollen miasma—let us remind you of other, more clear-aired seasons on Earth.
Drawing from British folk, avant-rock, and jazz traditions alike, Wintres Woma—Old English for “the sound of winter”—is James Elkington’s debut solo record, but you’ve likely heard his masterful guitar playing and arranging, even if you didn’t realize it. Elkington (an Englishman living in Chicago) is an inveterate collaborator who brings his lyrical compositional and improvisational sensibilities to any group. He has toured as a band member, recorded, and/or collaborated with Jeff Tweedy, Richard Thompson, Steve Gunn, Michael Chapman, Joan Shelley, Nathan Salsburg and Tortoise, to name just a few of his many enthusiastic admirers. His assured album, recorded at Wilco’s Loft, is baroquely detailed and beautifully constructed, featuring both his baritone vocals and some of Chicago’s finest, including Tomeka Reid.
Today The Fader is premiering the video for lead single “Make It Up,” directed by Timothy Harris. Taking off at breakneck speed, the track is propelled by the snaking rhythm section as Elkington pointedly recounts the time he almost crashed his car trying to get to a séance on time (mostly fiction).
“The guitar king … already a visionary in his own right.”
– The Fader
Jim is a great guitarist and a tremendous, empathetic listener.
– Richard Thompson
Director of Photography – Eric Liberacki
Camera Technology – Alan Dembek
Audio Playback/Utility – Alfred J Ciba III
Lighting – Joe Lyons
Editorial – Wayne Kumingo
Produced by Joe Lyons and Timothy J Harris
Directed by Timothy J Harris
The 140g virgin vinyl LP features a heavy-duty reverse board jacket, printed inner sleeve, and high-res Bandcamp download code. The CD edition features heavy-duty reverse board gatefold jacket and LP replica artwork.
Contingent on manufacturing details, we will ship your album approximately a week in advance of the June 30, 2017 worldwide release date. All pre-orders include an immediate 320k MP3 download of lead single “Make It Up.” Pre-order customers will be entered into a drawing for a test pressing and PoB t-shirt.
RIYL Steve Gunn, Michael Chapman, Kevin Ayers, Bert Jansch, Ryley Walker, Jim O’Rourke, Scott Walker, or Talk Talk.
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JAMES ELKINGTON TOUR DATES:
Thu. July 27 – Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room w/ Steve Gunn, Heron Oblivion
Sun. July 30 – San Diego, CA @ The Space Bar w/ Steve Gunn, Heron Oblivion
Fri. Aug. 4 – Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern w/ Steve Gunn