Brokeback is the longstanding project of Douglas McCombs (Tortoise, Eleventh Dream Day, The Sea And Cake and Pullman). The current Brokeback quartet lineup features McCombs joined by James Elkington (Tweedy, Steve Gunn), Pete Croke (Exit Verse, Tight Phantomz) and Areif Sless-Kitain (The Eternals).
The instrumental landscapes on ‘Illinois River Valley Blues’ are utterly transportive, evoking familiar open-frontier soundtracks and charting out new sonic territory.
The album features guest vocals from Amalea Tshilds (The Paulina Hollers) and a cover of a Rob Mazurek (Chicago Underground, Exploding Star Orchestra)-written ballad.
‘Illinois River Valley Blues’ was produced by John McEntire (Stereolab, Yo La Tengo) with stunning album photography by Sam Prekop (The Sea And Cake).
CD version in 4 panel mini-LP style gatefold package. LP version pressed on virgin vinyl and packaged with artworked inner sleeve and free digital download coupon.