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The Welcome Wagon - Esther [Pink coloured vinyl]

Asthmatic Kitty Records

  • £23.38

Format: Coloured Vinyl LP
Catalogue No.: AKR149LP-C1
Barcode: 0729920165711
Release Date: 04 Nov 2022
Genre: Folk/Americana

 ‘Esther’, the latest effort from Brooklyn duo The Welcome Wagon, is as much about homecoming as it is about making peace with - and a home in - uncertainty. The project had its beginnings in the summer of 2017, when the family took a two-month sabbatical to California. In reflecting upon that time, Pastor Vito Aiuto says “It felt like we had been changed, and so to go home was going to be alright.” Shortly after returning to Brooklyn, he found himself holding his guitar and allowing his fingers to play a few notes that just felt… right. Then the pandemic hit, and Vito’s strumming, lyrics, and thoughts became the soundtrack of the family’s lockdown lives. Though Monique had given up painting a decade prior, she felt an urge to go home as well, to reconnect not just with an artistic identity but with her midwestern family. She began using pieces from a collection of her late grandmother Esther’s treasures to create large-scale collages, beautiful, evocative, and almost haunting in
their pastiche of the past.
 ‘Esther’ was born out of this wellspring of creativity and homecoming, exploring the profound knowing and equally profound mystery in both family and faith. In ‘Esther’, the questioning is the destination, and it is one where peace can be found and home - and art - can be made. There’s a salve there. There is music. There are moments of grace, large and small.
 Pink coloured 140g vinyl.

Isaiah, California
Bethlehem, a Noble City
Knocking on the Door of Love
Have Mercy on Us
Consolation Blues
Matthew 7:7
I Know You Know
Noble Tree
Nunc Dimittis

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