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2011
| BS 174
$7.95

Coming Home

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.

Full Description

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), Jon Auer (Posies, Big Star) and Rachel Flotard (Vizqueen).

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.

 

Short Description
  • An album of exquisiteness, delivered in a manner that moves the listener to create images in their own mind to accompany the instrumentals or to let the warm songs wash over them as the bottle of red wine slowly empties.

    — Punknews.org
  • Despite the shuffle between instrumentals and a handful of different singers, each with distinct musical personalities, these 11 songs cohere into an album where the whole is superior to the many fine parts. Coming Home is an effective collection of late-night numbers that should serve as a calling card for a musician and songwriter with talent, style, and the know-how to make a truly memorable album.

    — Allmusic.com
  • Coming Home should be one of those sleeper albums this in 2011. Bjorklund is able to grip you throughout the album and dissect your attention, and while it may not initially feel like you've just been examined. You just have this feeling thatComing Home has left a permanent mark on your psyche.

    — Sonic Dissonance
  • Coming Home is loaded with musical talent and has such a free flowing brilliance to it that you can not do anything but sit back and enjoy the soft ride.

    — The Fire Note
  • [She's] created a near-masterpiece of the genre…the music is unimpeachable. Bjorklund's pedal steel voice - a blend of Bill Elm's processed grandeur, Eric Heywood's rich and elegiac swells, and the Nashville-flavored lines of Paul Niehaus  - is all her own.  It colors the instrumentals like desert blooms, and on the vocal tracks provides supporting accents or additional melody lines, turning soliloquies into soaring duets and duets into richly textured trios.

    — Blurt
  • An album of spine-tingling, spectral folk-pop.

    — NPR Music
  • A rich, reverby, pedal-steel tinged landscape that sounds like the Twin Peaks soundtrack dubbed over a psychedelic spaghetti western.

    — Seattle Weekly

Track List

  • 1. Wasteland
  • 2. Intertwined w/ Mark Lanegan
  • 3. Summer Romance w/ Rachel Flotard
  • 4. Vildspor w/ Jon Auer
  • 5. Falling
  • 6. The Anchor Song w/Rachel FlotardInsekt
  • 7. Coming Home w/ Mark Lanegan
  • 8. Frost
  • 9. Playground Stars w/Jon Auer
  • 10. Finale

Listen

On Tour

Mar
29
2015

@ Tivoli
Utrecht, Netherlands

Apr
02
2015

@ De Casino
Sint Niklaas, Belgium

Apr
12
2015

@ Vega
Kobenhavn, Denmark

Jun
13
2015

@ Pick Up The Steam
Stockholm, Sweden

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