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    Punch Brothers release their new album, Who’s Feeling Young Now?, digitally and on CD on February 14, 2012, with vinyl to follow on March 20. Completed over three weeks at Blackbird Studios in Nashville, the record was produced by Grammy Award winner Jacquire King (Kings of Leon, Tom Waits, Modest Mouse). Who’s Feeling Young Now? is the follow-up to 2010’s Grammy-nominated Antifogmatic, about which the New York Times said: “Punch Brothers have the unplugged lineup of an old-fashioned string band … But their music is as radical as … new acoustic music can be.”

    Ten songs from Who’s Feeling Young Now? were written by Punch Brothers, with the band’s friend Josh Ritter co-writing lyrics on two tunes (“Hundred Dollars” and “New York City”). Additionally, the album contains the band’s interpretations of Radiohead’s “Kid A” and the Swedish group Väsen’s “Flippen.”

    Punch Brothers was formed in 2006 by mandolinist/singer Chris Thile with four other virtuosic musicians: fiddler Gabe Witcher, banjo player Noam Pikelny, bassist Paul Kowert, and guitarist Chris “Critter” Eldridge. Their first Nonesuch record, Punch, was released in 2008 and combined elements of the band’s many musical interests, including indie rock, folk, jazz, bluegrass, and classical music. In 2009 they all moved to New York City and began a regular, standing-room-only, residency at the Living Room, trying out new songs as well as inspired covers; these shows ultimately spawned Antifogmatic.

    Who’s Feeling Young Now? is less evasive than Antifogmatic and Punch,” said Thile. “And I feel like part of that is us becoming more comfortable with who we are as a band, and me becoming more comfortable with who I am as a singer.”

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    Chris Eldridge, guitar, vocals
    Paul Kowert, bass, vocals
    Noam Pikelny, banjo, vocals
    Chris Thile, mandolin, lead vocals
    Gabe Witcher, fiddle, vocals, lead vocals on "Hundred Dollars"

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Produced, Recorded, and Mixed by Jacquire King
    Additional Recording by Brad Bivens
    Assisted by Nathan Yarborough
    Recorded October 2011 at Blackbird Studio, Nashville, TN
    Mixed at The LBT
    Mastered by Richard Dodd

    All songs written by Punch Brothers except “New York City” and “Hundred Dollars,” music by Punch Brothers, lyrics written by Josh Ritter and Chris Thile; “Flippen (The Flip),” written by Mikael Marin; and “Kid A,” written by Radiohead. All music arranged by Punch Brothers.

    Design by Jeri Heiden
    Photography by Danny Clinch

    Noam Pikelny appears courtesy of Compass Records.
    Chris Thile uses Elixir strings and Blue Chip picks; Chris Eldridge uses John Pearse Strings, Blue Chip Picks, and Karura Cases; Gabe Witcher uses Evah Pirazzi Pirastro Strings; Noam Pikelny endorses GHS Strings.

    Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz

on January 3, 2012 - 3:50pm
Release Date: 
Tuesday, February 14, 2012 (All day)
Cover Art: 
Nonesuch Selection Number: 

529777

Number of Discs in Set: 
1disc
Artist Name: 
Punch Brothers
Album Status: 
UPC/Price: 
UPC: 
075597962772BUN
Price: 
13.00
Label: 
CD+MP3
UPC: 
075597962765
Price: 
11.00
Label: 
MP3
UPC: 
075597950762
Price: 
12.00
Label: 
FLAC (Lossless)
Description: 

Punch Brothers release their new album, Who’s Feeling Young Now?, digitally and on CD on February 14, 2012, with vinyl to follow on March 20. Completed over three weeks at Blackbird Studios in Nashville, the record was produced by Grammy Award winner Jacquire King (Kings of Leon, Tom Waits, Modest Mouse). Who’s Feeling Young Now? is the follow-up to 2010’s Grammy-nominated Antifogmatic, about which the New York Times said: “Punch Brothers have the unplugged lineup of an old-fashioned string band … But their music is as radical as … new acoustic music can be.”

Ten songs from Who’s Feeling Young Now? were written by Punch Brothers, with the band’s friend Josh Ritter co-writing lyrics on two tunes (“Hundred Dollars” and “New York City”). Additionally, the album contains the band’s interpretations of Radiohead’s “Kid A” and the Swedish group Väsen’s “Flippen.”

Punch Brothers was formed in 2006 by mandolinist/singer Chris Thile with four other virtuosic musicians: fiddler Gabe Witcher, banjo player Noam Pikelny, bassist Paul Kowert, and guitarist Chris “Critter” Eldridge. Their first Nonesuch record, Punch, was released in 2008 and combined elements of the band’s many musical interests, including indie rock, folk, jazz, bluegrass, and classical music. In 2009 they all moved to New York City and began a regular, standing-room-only, residency at the Living Room, trying out new songs as well as inspired covers; these shows ultimately spawned Antifogmatic.

Who’s Feeling Young Now? is less evasive than Antifogmatic and Punch,” said Thile. “And I feel like part of that is us becoming more comfortable with who we are as a band, and me becoming more comfortable with who I am as a singer.”

DescriptionExcerpt: 

Recorded at Blackbird Studios in Nashville, Who's Feeling Young Now?, the follow-up to 2010's Grammy-nominated Antifogmatic, was produced by Grammy Award winner Jacquire King (Kings of Leon, Tom Waits, Modest Mouse) and features ten songs written by Punch Brothers, with the band’s friend Josh Ritter co-writing lyrics on two tunes, plus the group’s take on the Swedish group Väsen’s “Flippen" and what the New York Times calls a "mind-boggling cover of Radiohead’s 'Kid A.'" The album shows "why they are so special," says the Guardian. "This is a remarkable band." Paste says that "every track is a small wonder ... They may have created a masterpiece."

ProductionCredits: 

MUSICIANS
Chris Eldridge, guitar, vocals
Paul Kowert, bass, vocals
Noam Pikelny, banjo, vocals
Chris Thile, mandolin, lead vocals
Gabe Witcher, fiddle, vocals, lead vocals on "Hundred Dollars"

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Produced, Recorded, and Mixed by Jacquire King
Additional Recording by Brad Bivens
Assisted by Nathan Yarborough
Recorded October 2011 at Blackbird Studio, Nashville, TN
Mixed at The LBT
Mastered by Richard Dodd

All songs written by Punch Brothers except “New York City” and “Hundred Dollars,” music by Punch Brothers, lyrics written by Josh Ritter and Chris Thile; “Flippen (The Flip),” written by Mikael Marin; and “Kid A,” written by Radiohead. All music arranged by Punch Brothers.

Design by Jeri Heiden
Photography by Danny Clinch

Noam Pikelny appears courtesy of Compass Records.
Chris Thile uses Elixir strings and Blue Chip picks; Chris Eldridge uses John Pearse Strings, Blue Chip Picks, and Karura Cases; Gabe Witcher uses Evah Pirazzi Pirastro Strings; Noam Pikelny endorses GHS Strings.

Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz