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Violence and Orchids

LP (12" album, 33 rpm)

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Nonesuch Records will release Violence and Orchids, the vinyl edition of Michael Daves's new album, Orchids and Violence, on May 6, 2016. The vinyl edition comprises two versions each of five traditional bluegrass tunes: acoustic takes performed with a band of roots-music innovators—bassist Mike Bub, violinist Brittany Haas, mandolinist Sarah Jarosz, and Punch Brothers banjoist Noam Pikelny—paired with electric rock renditions of the same songs played mostly played by Daves, with his wife Jessi Carter playing bass. It's "a roots-music master class, a brilliant example of old modes reinhabited with flair," says the New York Times. "To his credit, it can be hard to pick which version of a tune is best." The LP includes a download of the complete Orchids and Violence album.

The straightforward interpretations of the songs were recorded live to tape in a 19th-century church by Daves. The second disc was recorded in Daves's home studio and includes bass, drums, and electric guitar, and takes a raw, experimental rock approach to the same old-time material. The album was mixed by Vance Powell (Jack White, Kings of Leon, Danger Mouse).

"One of the things I love about bluegrass music is the tension between innovation and tradition," says Daves of the album. "When bluegrass came together, it was a fabrication of a variety of influences in American music yet it quickly became something people assume has been around forever. With this project, I can respect and honor the traditional aspects of that but also reflect on the innovative nature of bluegrass music when it was being created, when it was new.

"In the early conceptions of the electric record, I was thinking about it as something of a grunge record, but as it developed it became something pretty different," Daves says. "Those sounds that were happening in the early nineties were part of my discovering music, what I was absorbing as I was going out on my own as a guitarist and having my own bands. But when I got into making the record it was much more about the fun of exploring new sounds than reconnecting with some musical past. The album followed a period where I hadn't been playing much electric music, so plugging in felt pretty fresh, like discovering something new."

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. June Apple (Bluegrass)
  2. June Apple (Electric)
  3. Drunken Hiccups (Electric)
  4. Drunken Hiccups (Bluegrass)
  5. The Dirt That You Throw (Bluegrass)

Disc: 2

  1. Darling Corey (Electric)
  2. Darling Corey (Bluegrass)
  3. Elzic's Farewell (Bluegrass)
  4. Elzic's Farewell (Electric)
  5. The Dirt That You Throw (Electric)


Product details

  • Vinyl (May 6, 2016)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Nonesuch
  • ASIN: B01BTZORWQ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #496,705 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
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