Product no.: RUF 1280

 

If you want to travel America, take the Train. As the Grammy-nominated kingpin of American roots, Victor Wainwright’s second release with the crack-squad band he assembled in 2018 is a snapshot of all the nation’s great cities and genres – with a modern twist. And, as the title tells you, Memphis Loud’s rattle-and-shout originals demand to be played at speaker-shaking volume. “Find a moment,” he advises, “to sit back with your favourite headphones or speakers, turn it up, and listen. It’s heavy, and I know you’re gonna love it.”

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Accessories

Product no.: RUF 1254

 

It had to be a train. The name of Victor Wainwright’s new band – and the sleeve image of their debut album – is also the most fitting of metaphors. In music folklore, the train might have associations with the freight-hopping bluesmen of yore, but with this restless boogie-woogie innovator stoking the furnace, this latest project is a charging locomotive – surging forward, crashing through boundaries of genre, sweeping up fresh sounds and clattering headlong past the doubters. As the man himself hollers in the ivory-pounding title track: “If you wanna boogie get aboard this train/Get yourself a ticket or get out of the way…”

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Product no.: RUF 2033

 

  At a sweet-spot in his career, where most established stars would rest on their laurels, Victor Wainwright & The Train instead rips up all that has gone before. These twelve tracks are originals in every sense, written by Wainwright, pricking up ears in a sterile music industry and stretching the concept of roots in bold directions. “I wanted to write this new music mostly on my own,” he explains, “as it was coming and speaking to me. I believe that for roots music to grow, and reach out to new audiences, we have to push it forward.”

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Product no.: RUF 2063

 

VICTOR WAINWRIGHT & THE TRAIN

MEMPHIS LOUD            180g VINYL

 

As a GRAMMY-nominated kingpin of American roots music, Victor Wainwright’s 2020 release is a snapshot of the nation’s great cities and genres, embodying a connection between exciting unseen places with a modern twist. As the title suggests, Memphis Loud’s rattle-and-shout originals demand to be played at speaker-shaking volume.

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