Protestant Work Ethic - Rush For Second Place

Protestant Work Ethic - Rush For Second Place
Protestant Work Ethic - Rush For Second Place
Format: Vinyl (LP) 
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Label (Code): Konkord (konkord073)
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Release Date: 04/2013
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"Folk, pop and Americana blended with a double shot of melancholy? Yes, sure. And much, much more..." (

"Protestant Work Ethic is the moniker of songwriter simon usaty. influenced by both new and old folk music, he set out to create gripping songs with deliberately simple structures; stripping away the superfluous, focusing on the essential statements. while simon recorded the first album on his own, the follow-up "the jar and shock” also includes pieces arranged with a full band, sometimes adding a measure of urgency. no flashy gestures are celebrated - the latest release, ”rush for second place", takes the reductionist approach to writing and arranging a little farther. the result is a collection of washed out, faded pastel snapshots, based on guitar, banjo, double bass, brushed drums, and simon's fragile singing. timeless songs that stay in your head, softly, gently, permanently..." (Read more:
Track List (Listen to the album in full)

A1 Ripples On The Pond
A2 Thought Struck Root
A3 Volunteers
A4 Cost Of Living
A5 Dance Lesson

B1 April, Small Town
B2 Racing In The Rapids
B3 To Get Your Feet Wet
B4 Old Foes
B5 View From The People Wall

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