• Punch Brothers Releasing New EP, The Wireless, Nov. 20


    The Punch Brothers have announced a November 20 release for their new EP entitled The Wireless.

    Tracks on the recording will be familiar to those that have attended Punch Brothers live shows and includes cuts the band was unable to include on The Phosphorescent Blues, recorded during sessions for the band's T Bone Burnett–produced album.

    Tracklist

    • In Wonder
    • The Hops of Guldenberg
    • Sleek White Baby
    • No More. Yet
    • Clementine

    Pre-orders from the Punch Brothers store will receive an immediate MP3 copy of Sleek White Baby (video follows).



    Additional information

    Pre-order from Punch Brothers Store
    Pre-order from iTunes
    Comments 17 Comments
    1. John Hill's Avatar
      John Hill -
      So does this mean we all have to get oval holes now?
    1. jefflester's Avatar
      jefflester -
      A paean to the iPhone?
    1. goose 2's Avatar
      goose 2 -
      i dig it!
    1. Mando_Zeek's Avatar
      Mando_Zeek -
      I'm sorry, the dude coming in and out of this video is creeping me out.
    1. Londy's Avatar
      Londy -
      Weird.
    1. BradKlein's Avatar
      BradKlein -
      Quote Originally Posted by Mando_Zeek View Post
      I'm sorry, the dude coming in and out of this video is creeping me out.
      Actor/comedian, Ed Helms.
    1. Paul Busman's Avatar
      Paul Busman -
      Quote Originally Posted by John Hill View Post
      So does this mean we all have to get oval holes now?
      Only if you add a Tonegard
    1. JH Murray's Avatar
      JH Murray -
      Ed Helms is also responsible for the Bluegrass Situation website I think. Not sure how involved he is in it but he is definitely a fan of the music, even if he is a banjo player.
    1. jefflester's Avatar
      jefflester -
      Quote Originally Posted by JH Murray View Post
      Ed Helms is also responsible for the Bluegrass Situation website I think. Not sure how involved he is in it but he is definitely a fan of the music, even if he is a banjo player.
      Didn't even know about the website until you mentioned it, but Ed was one of the co-founders of the L.A. Bluegrass Situation concert series that started 5 years ago at Largo. I think things have progressed since then, with this year's concert at the Greek Theatre.
    1. Steve Roberts's Avatar
      Steve Roberts -
      Ed Helms has very generously sponsored the Punch Bros. artist in residence program at the Oberlin Conservatory the past couple of years. He is an Oberlin College alum. My daughter is a student at the Conservatory and having the PBs around has been a gas for her.
    1. dang's Avatar
      dang -
      Were those all AEA ribbon mics? Very nice sound.

      And is that a Gilchrist F4 Thile is playing? I couldn't quite make it out...
    1. JeffD's Avatar
      JeffD -
      Quote Originally Posted by John Hill View Post
      So does this mean we all have to get oval holes now?
      And those who already play an oval hole are ahead of the curve? Or are we ahead of the pack because we are almost a full lap behind?
    1. Mark Seale's Avatar
      Mark Seale -
      Quote Originally Posted by dang View Post
      Were those all AEA ribbon mics? Very nice sound.

      And is that a Gilchrist F4 Thile is playing? I couldn't quite make it out...
      Yea, Model 4 Jr. So, not only do we all need oval holes, we need Gil oval holes.
    1. 9lbShellhamer's Avatar
      9lbShellhamer -
      "Sleek White Baby" = Cell Phone. The whole phosphorescent blues album was meant to be a loose examination of humans new attachment to social media, etc. (twas my understanding at least. I remember reading that...)
    1. David Lewis's Avatar
      David Lewis -
      I liked it: then I listened again, and I loved it.

      Great playing, and a round hole! AND!! A resonator Banjo!

      Fantastic!
    1. bruce.b's Avatar
      bruce.b -
      The National resonator tenor guitar sounded great! I really dislike the announcer part, but I liked the rest.
    1. BrianWilliam's Avatar
      BrianWilliam -
      Quote Originally Posted by bruce.b View Post
      I really dislike the announcer part, but I liked the rest.
      Yeah, I found that distracting. That and the shots up noam's nostrils.