Delicate Cutters - Ring

$ 9.00 - $ 25.00
Official release date for Delicate Cutters Ring is August 14, 2012

Delicate Cutters Ring is now available for ORDER in the following formats:

1) CD Digipak
2) 180 gram vinyl LP*
3) Deluxe Digital Download (MP3, FLAC and WAV formats)
4) Bundle (CD Digipak + 180 gram vinyl LP*)

Also, ALL formats (listed above) come with three bonus tracks (non demos) not available anywhere else.

LP* comes all these formats bundled together (FLAC, WAV and 320 kbps MP3)

Delicate Cutters return in 2012 with Ring, their third album, second for Skybucket Records, due out August 14th. Not a revivalist outfit, not a gimmick band peddling an image as identity, Delicate Cutters are a band from the American South. Theirs is a music about the remarkable and mundane moments comprising a human existence. About the connective tissue found between them.

In 2011, Delicate Cutters released Some Creatures to numerous positive reviews, including a 7.8 from Paste and being named the best Alabama album for 2011 by Mod Mobilian. Over the course of two tours the lineup of Janet Simpson, Chance Shirley, Brian Moon, and Kevin Nicholson fortified the strength of their recorded body of work with a reputation for breathtaking live performances.

For Ring, Delicate Cutters opted to forgo the home studio for the first time. Recording at Ol Elegante Studio under the guidance of Lester Nuby III (Verbena, Vulture Whale, Maria TaylorWooden Wand) Delicate Cutters have delivered their most focused and dynamic performance to date. From the deep country haunt of Where the Cottonmouths Hung, the manic turn of Tilt-A-Whirl, to the slow burn of New Life and strung out revelations of Resurrection Fern, Delicate Cutters emerge as a band in full command of its voice and fearless in using it.

Side One
1. Where the Cottonmouths Hung 
2. Whenever U R Broken 
3. Tilt-A-Whirl 
4. Warm Day in April 
5. Precious Stone 

Side Two
6. You Want Her 
7. Rattling from Our Cages 
8. New Life 
9. Backup Plan 
10. Resurrection Fern

Selected Press from previous record Some Creatures:

"When Delicate Cutters front woman Janet Simpson sings, her warm, inviting tone pulls you into her troubled and emotional world."
- Soma

“What really makes the Cutters fly is the complex arrangements by Simpson, who plays guitar and piano, and her other cohorts, Brian Moon (bass, accordion), Kevin Nicholson (fiddle), and Chance Shirley (percussion). The instrumental mix allows the band to color their tunes with swatches of sound not exactly common to the average indie rock ensemble. In particular, Nicholson's fiddle can take the music in country or classical directions that work well with Simpson's rhymes.”
-Houston Chronicle

"Avoiding flagrant confessionalism for narrative detail, Simpson can project anger or irony or uncomfortable intimacy with equal ease, but more than that, she simply projects a personality on Some Creatures, reminding you that every song derives from a single, unique perspective."
-Paste

From Magnet by guest editor James Jackson Toth AKA Wooden Wand:

Toth: This won’t be out for a few months, but it’s something you should all put on your “must buy” list.  Delicate Cutters are a Birmingham, Ala.-based band that plays rich, lyrically solid rock music that draws from country and folk traditions without yukking it up. Head ‘Cutter Janet Simpson writes haunted, wide-eyed ballads of losing and longing, evoking alt-rock legends like Kristen Hersh, while fiddler Kevin Nicholson weaves intricate, highly individualized melodic lines around and inside her strong, compelling vocals. Ring is their latest and greatest. Highly recommended.

* The LP edition was largely funded by fans via Kickstarter.

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