Swan City Vampires
Every order gets a download of the entire album instantly.
1. Paradise, Basically
2. You vs. Off The Cuff
3. Nameless, But A Lover
4. Call, Call, Call
5. (Made Us Feel Like) Kings
7. It’s a Pretty Fucked Skyline
9. Thug Life Pt. 2
10. The Watchman
11. Chalked Lines/Waxed Sun
Engineered and Mixed by
Britton Beisenherz at Ramble Creek/Austin, TX
John Congleton at Elmwood Recording/Dallas, TX
Mastered by Matt Pence
"Will Johnson is one of my favorite songwriters on Earth, and this album is as literate and addictive as any of his previous work. These songs are honest and specific while remaining open to multiple layers of interpretation. The melodies are beautiful and memorable, and Will's voice is a complex and delicate instrument. As a long-time fan, it makes me happy to know that Will is still challenging himself to make music that truly can be called art.” - Jason Isbell
"Swan City Vampires, the new solo album from former Centro-matic frontman Will Johnson finds him in peak form. At times as beautiful and melodious as he's ever been, at others with a primal immediacy beyond anything I've ever heard him do. Raw and urgent, this album is a thing of immense beauty that only gets better with each repeated listen. This could end up being my favorite album he's ever made." - Patterson Hood (Drive-By Truckers)
"Swan City Vampires is another fantastic release from Will Johnson. It’s melancholy, hazy but hopeful. It’s tuneful, complex, and beautiful. At times it seems to me like a fever dream, but with sudden stunning moments of clarity. I’ve been listening to it a lot in the early mornings, but I think it’s also a dusk record, as it’s shadows reveal new things each time. Scary like a vampire, pretty like a swan, buzzing like a city. Will again delights and surprises." - Craig Finn (The Hold Steady)
+ Jacket printed on high quality uncoated board.
+ Full-color inner sleeve with lyrics and liner notes.
+ 150g high-quality virgin black vinyl.
+ Each LP comes with a download card inside to get the full album.
+ Mastered for vinyl by Matt Pence.
+ Vinyl pressed by Gotta Groove Records in Cleveland OH.
+ Full-color 6 panel digipack with matte finish.
+ Lyrics and linter notes printed inside.
+ Mastered by Matt Pence.
+ MP3: 320 kbps / 44.1 kHz / 87 mb download
+ WAV: 1411 kbps / 44.1 kHz / 382 mb download
You'll get a download link on the confirmation page after check out. The downloaded zip files contain a folder with MP3s or WAV files of the entire album and a jpeg of the cover art. You'll also get an email with the download link and log-in info to access your downloads. This zip file can be unzipped and transferred to iTunes from your computer desktop. If you're downloading to a phone or iOS device (iPhone, iPad), you must have an app to unzip the file before you can transfer these to your music app. It's probably easier to download to a computer first then transfer to your phone or device. You'll have 3 to download the album.