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My Education
Bad Vibrations

SAAH055 CD
Release Date: June 10, 2008
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Brian Purington -
Guitar, Organ
Chris Hackstie -
Guitar, Pedal Steel
James Alexander -
Viola, Percussion
Kirk Laktas -
Piano, Organs, Accordion
Christopher Stelly -
Drums
Scott Telles -
Bass
with Sarah Norris - Vibraphone

Track Listing: This Old House - Arch - Britches Blanket - Mother May I - Aria - Sluts and Maniacs - Bad Vibrations

Described as "advanced ecstacy" by David Fricke in the pages of Rolling Stone, Austin, Texas instrumentalists My Education create sweeping, cinematic music evocative and of the high-lonesome expanse of the Texas Hill Country landscape they call home. Formed in 1999 and comprised of former members/contributors to Austin-area psych mainstays Stars of the Lid, ST37 and Cinders, the band has since played over 300 shows all over the United States, alongside like-minded artists Pelican, The Black Angels, Six Organs of Admittance, A Place to Bury Strangers, Isis and many others. Three full-length albums, several compilation appearances and multiple singles are to their credit, including a must-have 12" vinyl collaboration with avant hip-hop act Dalek released last year. Additionally, My Education have received the remix treatment by Kinski, Pelican, Red Sparowes and the aforementioned Dalek, and even have composed an original score to the F.W. Murnau 1927 silent film Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans, which premiered at the famed Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in March 2007. In short, the band has gotten around. Behind this slow-burning momentum, the band is slated to deliver their finest outing to date, the beautiful and sublime fourth full-length Bad Vibrations.

Bad Vibrations
showcases My Education's sonic flights as sharply honed, highly melodic mini-epics. Layers of guitar swell and sway over propulsive rhythms while viola spins yearning melodies ever skyward, sprinkled with delicate color by vibraphone and keyboards. Book-ended by ambient passages pillowing heavy-lidded acoustic strumming languid strings and lap-steel, Bad Vibrations is certainly the finest summation of My Education's highly textured and emotive music yet.

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Recorded at Bubble Studios by engineer Chris "Frenchie" Smith, who has worked with Built to Spill, Meat Puppets, ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead etc
Mastered by Harris Newman at Greymarket Mastering

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