LIMITED EDITION LP comes with digital download version of the album
Backing band includes Calexico and vocal guests include Mark Lanegan (Screaming Trees, the Gutter Twins), Jon Auer (Posies, Big Star) and Rachel Flotard (Vizqueen).
Psychedelic desert pop music. Straddles delirium and ecstasy, when the vultures circling overhead look like doves. It's the sound of a bead of condensation rolling down a beer glass at a grimy cantina.
Catch a series of 6 performance videos of Maggie and her band and guest singers HERE
Coming Home is an album that straddles delirium and ecstacy, when the vultures circling overhead look like doves. Psychedelic desert pop music. It's the sound of a bead of condensation rolling down a beer glass at a grimy cantina. It's the sound of the glare off the windshield when you turn the '67 Caddy west. It's the sound after the gunfight.
Maggie, despite being Danish, has nailed the wide open American West with her knockout pedal steel skills and resiliant vocals.
Helping out on her American debut album are Calexico (Joey and John as the rhythm section and Jacob Venezuala on trumpet), and a hefty line up of Seattle veterans including Barrett Martin (drums: Skin Yard, Screaming Trees), Pamelia Kurstin (theremin: David Byrne, Bela Fleck), Johnny Sangster, (Mark Pickerel) Barb Hunter (cello: Greg Dulli, Afghan Whigs, Mark Pickerel). The album was produced by Sangster.
And while there are some instrumentals, Maggie vocal guests include Mark Lanegan (Screaming Trees, the Gutter Twins) on "Intertwined" and "Coming Home," Jon Auer (Posies, Big Star) on "Vildspor" and "Playground Stars and Rachel Flotard (Vizqueen) on the enchanting "Summer Romance" and "Anchor Song."
From a marketing perspective, we had to ask ourselves "why on earth would we put out this record? She's a completely unknown Danish pedal steel player?" Not exactly a Label Executives demographic sweet spot. But we could NOT get the album out of our heads when the producer handed us a copy. We HAD to put the record out, and that, my friends, are the best records TO put out.