Grammy Award Winner Releases Fifth Studio Album On 180g Vinyl!
Vinyl LP Produced By The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach!
The album Supernova was produced by Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys) and recorded in Auerbach's studio in Nashville, TN.
Ray LaMontagne has released 4 studio albums (Trouble, Till The Sun Turns Black, Gossip in the Grain and God Willin & the Creek Dont Rise). Rays most recent critically acclaimed, Grammy award winning album God Willin & the Creek Dont Rise debuted at #3 on the Billboard Top 200 and #1 on the Digital Album chart. This marked a personal sales best for Ray and tied his debut chart position at #3 with Gossip in the Grain. God Willin & the Creek Dont Rise garnered 3 Grammy Award nominations including the coveted Song of The Year category for Beg Steal or Borrow and won the Grammy for Best Contemporary Folk Album. The first single off the album, Beg Steal or Borrow became Rays first radio #1.
"LaMontagne had struggled with success since breaking through with 2004's Trouble, which he wrote while working in a Maine shoe factory. During a recent summer vacation, he had a breakthrough. "I realized I was doing this to myself. My friends had been trying to tell me that for a long time."
"He began writing songs for his new album Supernova (out May 6th) in the study of his Massachusetts home, often working for 16 hours straight. "Some of them were just gifts," he says. "I've always written with this slave driver's critical mind lashing me, but this time I just let the songs happen."
"LaMontagne sent demos to the Black Keys' Dan Auerbach, who he'd been trying to work with for five years. "It takes years to get this shit together, but he had a slot open, so we just did it," says LaMontagne. Last fall, they hit Auerbach's tiny Nashville studio for three weeks with the producer's favorite studio musicians. "For me, it's hard to beat the kind of urgency that comes from that kind of recording," says Auerbach. "Of course, Ray is such a tremendous singer, but he also never sings it the same way twice. Capturing that moment was key."
"Auerbach's stamp is on plenty of the expansive, jam-ready arrangements. There are spooky backup choruses, organs and swampy riffs on "Drive in Movies," which features a Sixties Brit-pop melody (the track is about LaMontagne's teenage years in Nebraska). But Supernova's highlight is "Pick Up a Gun," a psychedelic acoustic heartbreak waltz with four key changes.
"The melody just kept shifting and shifting," LaMontagne says. "I hope it stirs something up. There was a playfulness to the songs, they were just really fun to write. That's different for me." " - Rollingstone.com
Includes digital album download code
3. She's the One
4. Pick Up A Gun
1. No Other Way
5. Drive-In Movies