Published Mar 03, 2011Back in December, Chicago art rock experimenters Joan of Arc called on fans to help raise funds for a recording session with production guru Steve Albini. They successfully raised enough cash to work with Albini for five days, emerging with the nine tracks that make up Life Like.
According to a press release, the album "shows a brand new side of Joan of Arc while still using the same old rock machinery." Part of this new side is due to the addition of guitar whiz Victor Villarreal, who performed with members of the band in Cap'n Jazz, Owls, and Ghosts and Vodka.
Life Like will be available from Polyvinyl on May 10. The album is available on CD or 180-gram vinyl. The first 1,000 vinyl LPs will be blue. The album also comes with a 20-page booklet.
A pre-order for Life Like is available here. Anyone who pre-orders will receive an instant download link. If you would like to test out the product before then, album track "Love Life" can be downloaded here in exchange for an email address.
1. "I Saw the Messed Blinds of My Generation"
2. "Love Life"
3. "Like Minded"
4. "Life Force"
5. "Night Life Style"
6. "Howdy Pardoner"
7. "Still Life"
8. "Deep State"
9. "After Life"