Ahoy! [EP]

Submitted by nonesuch on Mon, 10/08/2012 - 12:56
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DescriptionExcerpt

Recorded during the Nashville sessions for Punch Brothers' critically acclaimed album Who’s Feeling Young Now?, the EP Ahoy!, also produced by Jacquire King, features songs by Josh Ritter, Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, and Mclusky; a traditional tune arranged by Punch Brothers; and a new instrumental track by the band. 

Description

Nonesuch Records released Punch Brothers’ five-song EP, Ahoy!, on CD and digitally on November 13, 2012; the 10" vinyl edition followed on April 16, 2013. Recorded during the Nashville sessions for their critically acclaimed 2012 album Who’s Feeling Young Now?, these tracks also were produced by Jacquire King (Kings of Leon, Tom Waits, Modest Mouse). The Los Angeles Times said Who’s Feeling Young Now?’s “rich and evocative tracks capture a white-hot musical mind coming into his own and collaborating with stellar peers,” and Rolling Stone said, “The acoustic framework dazzles—wild virtuosity used for more than just virtuosity.”

This EP includes songs by Josh Ritter (“Another New World”), Gillian Welch and David Rawlings (“Down Along the Dixie Line”), Punch Brothers (“Squirrel of Possibility”), and Mclusky (“Icarus Smicarus”), along with one traditional tune, arranged by Punch Brothers (“Moonshiner”).

Listen to "Another New World" here:

ProductionCredits

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

Design: Jeri Heiden (SMOG Design)
Illustration: Matt Diffee

Nonesuch Selection Number

533294

Number of Discs in Set
1disc
Album Status
Artist Name
Punch Brothers
MusicianDetails

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

Cover Art
UPC/Price
Label
CD+MP3
UPC
075597960570BUN
Label
MP3
Price
4.00
UPC
075597960556
Label
FLAC
Price
5.00
UPC
075597951073
Label
Vinyl 10"+MP3
UPC
075597958867BUN
  • 533294

News & Reviews

  • Punch Brothers recently concluded a US tour with Béla Fleck’s My Bluegrass Heart featuring Sierra Hull. You can now watch a holiday medley from their December 15 Indianapolis show—including “The Chipmunk Song,” “Sleigh Ride,” and letters to Santa—here. Punch Brothers' latest album, Hell on Church Street, a reimagining of, and homage to, the late bluegrass great Tony Rice’s landmark solo album Church Street Blues, has been nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Folk Album.

  • Congratulations to all of the Nonesuch nominees for the 65th Grammy Awards: Molly Tuttle for Best New Artist and Best Bluegrass Album for Crooked Tree with Golden Highway; The Black Keys for Best Rock Album for Dropout Boogie and Best Rock Performance for "Wild Child"; Dan Auerbach for Producer of the Year, Non-Classical; Cécile McLorin Salvant for Best Jazz Vocal Album for Ghost Song and Best Arrangement, Instrumental and Vocals for "Optimistic Voices / No Love Dying"; Joshua Redman, Brad Mehldau, Christian McBride, and Brian Blade's LongGone for Best Instrumental Album; Brad Mehldau's Jacob's Ladder for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album; Punch Brothers' Hell on Church Street for Best Folk Album; Caroline Shaw & Attacca Quartet's Evergreen for Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance; Taj Mahal & Ry Cooder's GET ON BOARD for Best Traditional Blues Album; Wilco's Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (20th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition) for Best Historical Album and Best Album Notes for Bob Mehr; and Astor Piazzolla: The American Clavé Recordings. for Best Album Notes for Fernando González. 

  • About This Album

    Nonesuch Records released Punch Brothers’ five-song EP, Ahoy!, on CD and digitally on November 13, 2012; the 10" vinyl edition followed on April 16, 2013. Recorded during the Nashville sessions for their critically acclaimed 2012 album Who’s Feeling Young Now?, these tracks also were produced by Jacquire King (Kings of Leon, Tom Waits, Modest Mouse). The Los Angeles Times said Who’s Feeling Young Now?’s “rich and evocative tracks capture a white-hot musical mind coming into his own and collaborating with stellar peers,” and Rolling Stone said, “The acoustic framework dazzles—wild virtuosity used for more than just virtuosity.”

    This EP includes songs by Josh Ritter (“Another New World”), Gillian Welch and David Rawlings (“Down Along the Dixie Line”), Punch Brothers (“Squirrel of Possibility”), and Mclusky (“Icarus Smicarus”), along with one traditional tune, arranged by Punch Brothers (“Moonshiner”).

    Listen to "Another New World" here:

    Credits

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

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

    Design: Jeri Heiden (SMOG Design)
    Illustration: Matt Diffee