New Releases For September 20, 2011

The Jayhawks
Mockingbird Time

The Jayhawks - Mockingbird Time

During their heyday in the first half of the 1990s, the Jayhawks perfected a captivating sound that seamlessly blended the elegant folk-rock of the Byrds, the adventurousness of Buffalo Springfield, the hippiebilly soulfulness of the Flying Burrito Brothers, and the soaring harmonies of the Beach Boys. So it's richly ironic that their reappearance coincides with a dramatic resurgence of the musical approach they played such a central role in perpetuating - but this time around, the Jayhawks themselves are revered as icons by the young bands carrying on those same traditions, and it's their own legacy that they're advancing.

On Mockingbird Time, their eighth album, and the first with the original lineup since 1995's Tomorrow The Green Grass, they're once again pushing the envelope in songs and performances of rarefied dynamism and grace. The album's shapes and textures range from the string-laden grandeur of 'Hide Your Colors' and the widescreen vistas of 'Tiny Arrows' to the streamlined 12-string jangle of 'She Walks in So Many Ways' and the amphetamine frenzy of 'High Water Blues.'

TAGS: Americana

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FEATURED TRACK

"She Walks In So Many Ways"

TRACK LISTING

  1. STANDARD EDITION
  2. 1. Hide Your Colors
  3. 2. Closer To Your Side
  4. 3. Tiny Arrows
  5. 4. She Walks In So Many Ways
  6. 5. High Water Blues
  7. 6. Mockingbird Time
  8. 7. Stand Out In The Rain
  9. 8. Cinnamon Love
  10. 9. Guilder Annie
  11. 10. Black-Eyed Susan
  12. 11. Pouring Rain At Dawn
  13. 12. Hey Mr. Man

  14. DELUXE EDITION
  15. 13. Touch The Stars
  16. 14. Darkest Hour

  17. BONUS DVD
  18. Mockingbird Time: A Documentary
  19. She Walks In So Many Ways: The Ocean Way Rehearsal Sessions
  20. Closer To Your Side: The Ocean Way Rehearsal Sessions
  21. Tiny Arrows: The Ocean Way Rehearsal Sessions
  22. King Of Kings: Never-before-seen performance from 1985

Upcoming Tour Dates

  • Nov 11
    Milwaukee, WI, US The Jayhawks with The Mastersons at Turner Hall Ballroom
  • Nov 12
    Iowa City, IA, US The Jayhawks with The Mastersons at Englert Theatre
  • Nov 14
    Chicago, IL, US The Jayhawks with The Mastersons at Old Town School of Folk Music
  • Nov 15
    Chicago, IL, US The Jayhawks with The Mastersons at Old Town School of Folk Music
  • Dec 02
    Dallas, TX, US The Jayhawks with The Mastersons at Granada Theater
  • Dec 03
    Austin, TX, US The Jayhawks with The Mastersons at 3TEN Austin City Limits Live
  • Dec 04
    Austin, TX, US The Jayhawks with The Mastersons at 3TEN Austin City Limits Live
  • Dec 05
    San Antonio, TX, US The Jayhawks with The Mastersons at Sam's Burger Joint
  • Jan 14
    San Francisco, CA, US The Jayhawks at The Chapel - Outdoor Stage
  • Jan 15
    San Francisco, CA, US The Jayhawks at The Chapel - Outdoor Stage
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