The Cape May: Glass Mountain Roads
Beautiful, sweet melodies woven with a dark and dream-like lyricism make Glass Mountain Roads an unforgettable listen; the album paints stories replete with rich characters, deserted houses, and the forboding urban smokestacks of development.
For the follow-up to Central City May Rise Again, the band enlisted acclaimed engineer Steve Albini (Nirvana, Smog, Low, The Pixies). Layered with strings, keys, theremin and accordian, the album breathes with Albini’s trademark earthy approach, from Clinton’s distinctive and sometimes otherworldly voice to the dark, sweeping arrangements.
Haunting and surreal, St. John’s lyrics give a cinematic quality to the songs, finding Orwellian landscapes and dream-like scenes delivered with starkness and honesty. Packaged in a beautiful digipak sleeve with art by Chad VanGaalen.