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PREMIERE STREAM: _LINDEN – ‘Rest and Be Thankful’

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Joe McAlinden aka _LINDEN is back with his new album Rest and be Thankful out on AED Records (Edwyn Collins) in the UK and Slumberland Records in the US, on the 1st June 2015. We are honoured to have the premiere of the lead single and title track ‘Rest and Be Thankful’ a tender, soulful, swoonful jangle pop song mixed by Edwyn Collins, listen here:

“Joe McAlinden is back with Rest and be Thankful. Having travelled to West Heath Yard in 2012 to work with Edwyn Collins and Sebastian Lewsley on Bleached Highlights, Joe decided this time he needed a rural approach and it quickly became apparent that it would be easier to make a new record at home in Argyll with the _LINDEN live band; Stuart Kidd, Eric Lindsay and Marco Rea.

Joe built a makeshift studio in an old fisherman’s croft on the shores of Loch Fyne, threw some logs on the fire and set about recording Rest and be Thankful which he then sent to Edwyn and Seb via courier pigeon to mix at WHY in London.

Rest and be Thankful are the words inscribed on a stone near the junction of the A83 and the B828, placed there by soldiers who built the original military road in 1753. ”

Image by Murray McMillan

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