Done with the young and hungry rat-race of band life, Joan of Arc now
exists at the pace their real lives allow. Principal songwriter Tim
Kinsella writes songs constantly, but now feels little urgency to put
records together and expel them upon an indifferent and cynical world.
combining one week of studio time, a stack of songs and a sign-up sheet
allowing participants to drop in whenever they could, each track on Boo Human is as wildly different and uniquely constructed as the groups who produced them.
combination of 14 musicians whose previous collaborations include
Wilco, Iron & Wine, Bonnie Prince Billy, Beth Orton, and Prefuse 73 yields a truly diverse record that is as intense as it is intimate.
Marked by intricate guitar melodies, noncognitive wailing and tense instrumentals, Boo Human is Joan of Arc's most accessible, cohesive album since 1997's How Memory Works.
From the addictively syncopated "Laughter Reflected Back" to the
unignorable, poetic "9/11 2," Joan of Arc truly proves that doing it
their way is the right way.
Release Date: May 20, 2008