Last month we posted a couple tracks from this test pressing, courtesy of the Poor Nobodys, whose record release show for Ink no Ink, their third album, is tonight at the Cedar Cultural Center (details here). Shortly after that they performed at our block party, and then headed overseas for an amazing tour of Europe! Here is what we had to say about the album by this extraordinary band that we really admire — we should also add that along with the opening acts the Murder of Crows and Anonymous Choir, we’ll be there spinning some records between the sets.
If it seems like you’re listening to a movie soundtrack when you hear these songs from Ink no Ink, it’s because the Poor Nobodys have spent much of the past couple years working on film and theater projects, which lends an exciting, dramatic quality to their music. We have written before that their in-store performances here at Hymie’s have been some of the most memorable performances we’ve ever had.
Although it is a single LP, Ink no Ink has an epic quality, the kind of album you could find yourself getting lost in — we are particularly fond of the quieter passages, where the interplay between instruments you don’t hear together as often in bands around town (cello, banjo, accordion, electric keyboards, and so on) is almost hypnotic. We have listened to it a couple of times here in the shop since they dropped off this copy, and each time people have come up to the counter curious about what they were hearing.
title“Ink No Ink”