The Ash & Clay

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All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
The Ash & Clay, the second studio album from Los Angeles-based acoustic duo the Milk Carton Kids, offers up 12 no-frills slabs of vintage Greenwich Village-inspired folk that blends the close harmony singing of Simon & Garfunkel with the technical acumen of the Punch Brothers. A live staple at L.A. folk and comedy clubs, Kenneth Pattengale and Joey Ryan are known as much for their Smothers Brothers-esque banter as they are for their music, but The Ash & Clay steers clear of any shenanigans, relying heavily on classic folk tropes like love "Honey, Honey", heartbreak "Years Gone By", religion "On the Mend", and politics "The Ash & Clay", ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
The Ash & Clay, the second studio album from Los Angeles-based acoustic duo the Milk Carton Kids, offers up 12 no-frills slabs of vintage Greenwich Village-inspired folk that blends the close harmony singing of Simon & Garfunkel with the technical acumen of the Punch Brothers. A live staple at L.A. folk and comedy clubs, Kenneth Pattengale and Joey Ryan are known as much for their Smothers Brothers-esque banter as they are for their music, but The Ash & Clay steers clear of any shenanigans, relying heavily on classic folk tropes like love "Honey, Honey", heartbreak "Years Gone By", religion "On the Mend", and politics "The Ash & Clay", effortlessly bandying about non-specific beatnik vernacular like a pair of well-read, mock turtleneck-wearing, MacDougal Street time travelers. Standout cuts like the velvety waltz "Snake Eyes," with its parlor-gospel underpinnings and winking proclamation of "Slow, holy roller/It's just rock and roll," the wistful, Gillian Welch/Avett Brothers-infused opener "Hope of a Lifetime," and "Memphis," an evocative, impossibly lonesome, last-smoke-of-the-evening meditation on Paul Simon's "Graceland" "This ain't a trip with my son/There's no guitar shines in the sun" succeed by invoking the duo's heroes without replicating their idiosyncrasies.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/26/2013
  • Label: Anti
  • UPC: 045778723829
  • Catalog Number: 87238
  • Sales rank: 5,873

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Hope of a Lifetime (3:13)
  2. 2 Snake Eyes (2:38)
  3. 3 Honey, Honey (2:20)
  4. 4 Years Gone By (4:29)
  5. 5 The Ash & Clay (3:39)
  6. 6 Promised Land (3:50)
  7. 7 The Jewel of June (3:00)
  8. 8 Whisper In Her Ear (4:04)
  9. 9 On the Mend (3:53)
  10. 10 Heaven (3:26)
  11. 11 Hear Them Loud (3:02)
  12. 12 Memphis (4:46)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Milk Carton Kids Primary Artist
Ken Pattengale Guitar, Group Member
Heber Arroyo Arce Fonts
Joey Ryan Guitar, Group Member
Technical Credits
Joe Henry Liner Notes
Ryan Freeland Engineer, Mastering
Ken Pattengale Composer, Lyricist
Lauren Wells Composer, Lyricist
The Milk Carton Kids Composer, Lyricist, Producer
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