I'm pretty joyful about this release on Joyful Noise. (Okay, I promise never to use that stupid joke again.) I've followed Busman's Holiday for years; I saw the brothers Rogers perform on street corners at the Bloomington Farmers' Market every Saturday, it felt like. They were attached to shows all over town and participated in a variety of other local groups' performances. (You might recognize Louis from Sleeping Bag, or Addison from Jens Lekman's band.) But it's their brotherly duo that showcases the Rogers' at their best, I think. Their upcoming full-length, called The Long Goodbye, will hopefully take me right back to those farmers' market sidewalks.
The album drops April 1.
Their debut full-length album, A Long Goodbye, was recorded in the legendary studio-in-a-church owned by Arcade Fire outside Montreal not long before Arcade Fire had to abandon it due to a collapsing roof. It was recorded and produced by Mark Lawson (Arcade Fire, Islands) and mixed by Drew Vandenberg (Animal Collective, Kishi Bashi). Also appearing on the album are Jamie Thompson (The Unicorns, Islands) and Sebastien and Alexander Chow (Islands).