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Joel RL Phelps and The Downer Trio announce the release of Gala September 17


Joel RL Phelps & The Downer Trio announce the release of GalaSeptember 17 on Triple Crown Audio Recordings of Canada
Stream/Download “Thank You And Goodnight”:

Joel RL Phelps & The Downer Trio announce the release of Gala September 17 on Triple Crown Audio Recordings of Canada
Stream/Download “Thank You And Goodnight”:
Joel RL Phelps & The Downer Trio have announced the release of their long awaited new LP, Gala, on Tuesday, September 17 via Triple Crown Audio Recordings of Canada. The album features Phelps (the former guitarist/vocalist in Silkworm) delivering twelve songs that weave between humbled introspection and fractured, distorted guitars.
Gala is the first new album from Joel RL Phelps & The Downer Trio since 2004’s Customs, a record praised by Pitchfork’s Stephen M. Deunser for it’s “darkly existential drama and gravity.” On the Troy Glessner (Propagandhi, Damien Jurado, Pedro the Lion) recorded Gala, Phelps, guitarist/bassist Robert Mercer & drummer William Herzog have returned with what might be their most powerful work to date. There are very few songwriters on this continent that can rival Phelps, and his lyrical & instrumental prowess is as keen as ever, despite an extended stretch out of the public eye.
“I don’t know how you guys feel about someone calling an album they haven’t heard the best album of the year, but I’m pretty confident this is the best album of the year. The return of Joel RL Phelps should be the biggest music news in a year that witnessed the return of both My Bloody Valentine and David Bowie. Only this promises not to be anything like a disappointment. Maybe this time around the world will catch on.” – Endless Records

 For more information on Joel RL Phelps & The Downer Trio, visit:
http://joelrlphelps.net/ | http://crowncrowncrown.com/

Physical and digital versions of the Gala are available upon request. Joel is available for interviews.

 Joel RL Phelps & The Downer Trio
 Gala
 (Released on Tuesday, September 17th)

 01 The Nashville Sound 4:01
 02 The Great Falls 4:17
 03 So You’ve Decided 3:35
 04 Blinding Light 3:03
 05 Hold Fast 2:32
 06 Gala 3:39
 07 Goldentown 4:30
 08 University Gal 2:27
 09 Exiting The Garden 3:46
 10 Wind On Her Face 1:05
 11 Thank You And Goodnight 4:06
 
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Matt Charlton, Pigeon Row
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