December 14, 2008

Samantha Crain & The Midnight Shivers get the fever out

Oklahoma native Samantha Crain released one of my favorite EPs of 2008 on the Ramseur Records label, and will be back in 2009 with The Midnight Shivers (great band name) for her debut full-length.

Called her “account of excavation,” the new album was recorded in five days at the gorgeous Echo Mountain Studios with producer Danny Kadar (Grizzly Bear, My Morning Jacket, The Avett Brothers). Surrounding by a setting like the one pictured above, it’s no wonder such sweeping, amazing recordings have been made there. This first single is more vibrant and less lushly meandering than her previous EP, with a full band and a choir of background harmonies from the Midnight Shivers:

Get The Fever Out – Samantha Crain & The Midnight Shivers

Songs In The Night is out April 28, 2009 on Ramseur Records. The spectacular album art by artist Chad Mount was just unveiled today, and looks like this:


[top photo of album recording session, credit Samantha Lamb]

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  • i caught her on the hotel cafe tour earlier this year! her set was pretty good

    Asian Kid A — December 15, 2008 @ 7:29 am

  • Thanks for this.
    It’s been a great year for Oklahoma music:Evangelicals,Other Lives(Kunek),Beau Jennings,The Uglysuit,Crocodile,Callupsie,Colourmusic,Mayola,and others.

    Jason — December 15, 2008 @ 8:12 am

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