National Harvester

by Movers & Shakers

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"'Strong men also cry.' It’s not just an eminently quotable line from “The Big Lebowski,’’ it’s the sentiment at the hard heart of the urban Americana on the second full-length from Boston’s Movers & Shakers. Tales of romantic woe come packaged with the accouterments of the modern rambling cowboy here - pedal steel, organs, accordion, three-part harmonies, and horns bundled together with the ol’ proverbial dusty-road aesthetic. On songs like “Fallen From Grace,’’ guitarist and vocalist Marc Valois strains toward an understanding of a messy relationship, shifting from a downtrodden verse to an achingly self-reassuring chorus. It’s depressingly hopeful. There are no literal dusty roads in Boston, but concerns of geography are irrelevant as lovelorn bar-rock anthems like “Just Lonely Souls,’’ the Westerbergian “The Sun Won’t Show Its Face Anymore,’’ and the meandering harmonica and finger-picked plea of “Lay Down With Me’’ bring the settler’s camp to you. We’ve all got dusty roads in our hearts anyway - even the strong men." - Boston Globe

"The textured citrine sounds of Movers & Shakers’ latest record, National Harvester, are perfect for November — Americana soul drenched in road-weary tales of love, loss, and empty bottles. Recorded and produced over eight months at Starlab in Somerville, the disc ages wisely with each late-night listen." - Boston Phoenix

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released November 10, 2011

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NOEL COAKLEY - PEDAL STEEL
EGAN BUDD - ACCORDION
BRYAN MURPHY - TRUMPET
JAMES LINDSAY - POEM

MARCHING BAND ARRANGEMENT BY
EMPEROR NORTON’S STATIONARY MARCHING BAND
(REV. HANDSOME CHUCK - TENOR SAX, KEVIN CORZETT - BARITONE SAX, NICOLE EDGECOMB - TRUMPET, DAVID AQUILINA - TRUMPET, SARA HONEYWELL - TROMBONE, GRANTLEY SMITH - SNARE DRUM, DYLAN FOLEY - BASS DRUM, BANJO, ARRANGEMENT)

RECORDED AND PRODUCED BY MARC VALOIS AND MOVERS & SHAKERS
AT STARLAB SOMERVILLE MA - JANUARY TO SEPTEMBER 2011
MIXED BY MARC VALOIS AND JOHN TAFT AT NEW ALLIANCE CAMBRIDGE MA
MASTERED BY NICK ZAMPIELLO AND ROB GONELLA
AT NEW ALLIANCE EAST MASTERING CAMBRIDGE MA
COVER PHOTOGRAPH BY JEROME MONDIERE
BACK COVER PHOTOGRAPH BY HILARY FIORITO
LAYOUT BY MATT PRICE

COPYRIGHT 2011 CIGARILLOS PUBLISHING

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