Who's Feeling Young Now? [LP]

Submitted by nonesuch on Wed, 01/04/2012 - 10:55
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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." The LP comes on two discs of 140-gram, audiophile-quality vinyl and includes four additional Punch Brothers–penned tunes.

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Punch Brothers release their new album, Who’s Feeling Young Now?, on vinyl 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.” The vinyl album was pressed on two discs of 140-gram, audiophile-quality vinyl and includes four additional Punch Brothers–penned tunes. The free MP3s included with vinyl orders are of the ten original album tracks.

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.”

ProductionCredits

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

Nonesuch Selection Number

530238

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, lead vocals on "Hundred Dollars"

Cover Art
UPC/Price
Label
LP+MP3
UPC
075597962550BUN
  • 530238

News & Reviews

  • 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. 

  • The New York Philharmonic has announced the lineups for the first two installments of The 65th Street Session, a NY Phil presentation curated by Chris Thile, its 2022–23 Creative Partner, in the Wu Tsai Theater of Lincoln Center’s David Geffen Hall: Thile with Brad Mehldau and Tune-Yards on October 11 and with Punch Brothers, Watchhouse, and Sarah Jarosz, as part of their American Acoustic Tour, on December 6. Fan pre-sale is on now with code 65THSTREET. General on-sale begins September 13. Lineups and ticket info for the final two performances, February 14 and March 28, 2023, will be announced at a later date.

  • About This Album

    Punch Brothers release their new album, Who’s Feeling Young Now?, on vinyl 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.” The vinyl album was pressed on two discs of 140-gram, audiophile-quality vinyl and includes four additional Punch Brothers–penned tunes. The free MP3s included with vinyl orders are of the ten original album tracks.

    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