Hand-numbered Limited Edition of 500 copies, includes download code for the whole album.
Please note, this is a co-release with Matinée Recordings — USA customers, please visit matineerecordings.com
It’s hard to believe that it’s four years since The Lucksmiths said their goodbyes — harder still that it’s twenty since they introduced themselves in the first place. To mark the occasion, Lost And Lonsesome and Matinée Recordings are downright tickled to announce the first-ever release on glorious 12-inch vinyl of the band’s career-defining album Warmer Corners.
Originally released in 2005, Warmer Corners was the third album The Lucksmiths made with producer Craig Pilkington, and their first as a four-piece. The addition of second guitarist Louis Richter had a profound impact, reinvigorating the band and filling out their trademark stripped-back sound. This was obvious from first single “The Chapter in Your Life Entitled San Francisco”; an instant classic underpinned by Richter’s memorable guitar work, the song represented an exciting step forward for the band.
At once The Lucksmiths’ most ambitious and most accessible record, Warmer Corners was met with widespread critical acclaim. (It boasts a Metacritic score of 80.) Delusions of Adequacy called it “an album that somehow transcends its simplicity and becomes something of remarkable beauty”, while Pitchfork praised it as “idiosyncratic but accessible, literate but unpretentious, gentle but not weak, sincere not so much in presentation ... as in presence”. Erasing Clouds was moved to suggest: “The Lucksmiths have a unique mastery of the art of writing a song. Their grasp on melody, on hooks, on details, on making a song feel sad and beautiful and optimistic at the same time, is unmatched.”
Eight years later, it remains easy to see why. Many of the band’s finest moments are here: from the string-and-horn-laden opener “A Hiccup in Your Happiness” to the winning guitar jangle of “Sunlight in a Jar” and “Young and Dumb”, from the off-kilter urgency of “The Music Next Door” to gentler moments like “Great Lengths” and the pedal-steel-soaked “If You Lived Here, You’d Be Home Now”, all the way through to remarkable closer “Fiction”, The Lucksmiths never sounded so good.
A Hiccup in Your Happiness
The Music Next Door
Now I'm Even Further Away
The Chapter in Your Life Entitled San Francisco
Sunlight in a Jar
If You Lived Here, You'd Be Home Now
Young and Dumb
Putting It Off and Putting It Off
I Don't Want to Walk Around Alone No More
The Fog of Trujillo