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Boy from Michigan
John Grant
Partisan Records
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Release Date
June 4, 2021
  • Vinyl 2×LP

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    2xLP on 140g black vinyl with gatefold sleeve with spot glitter eye, 4 panel lyric poster and printed inner sleeves.

    Instant WAV / FLAC download of tracks:

    • Boy from Michigan
    • The Only Baby

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John Grant has established himself as one of the great musical chroniclers of the American Dream, angled mostly from its flip side - from those who did not thrive. Grant stopped being a boy in Michigan at 12, when he moved to Denver, shifting rust to bible belt, a further vantage point to watch collective dreams unravel. “I quickly learned all about the American caste system and where I fit in. Or didn’t.”

A John Grant album always feels like vignettes divined from a tart book of poetry. Boy from Michigan is the author’s shaggy-dog story, a novelistic approach where songs are more like chapters in a leatherbound book bought from a favorite thrift store. “I guess I’m just thinking about where I came from,” he notes, “and what I went into.”

With Cate Le Bon in the production chair, Grant has pared back his zingers, maximizing the emotional impact of the melodies, stripping the noise of vaudeville and mood-enhancing a fruitful, spare, strangely orchestrated new world for him to live in.

Boy from Michigan will be available from 25th June 2021.

Partisan Records only release John Grant's music in North America. If you are outside of this area, and would like to purchase Boy from Michigan, please head to Bella Union's store here.

Digital Track List

  1. 1 Boy from Michigan 7:37 Buy

    Boy from Michigan

  2. 2 County Fair 5:09
  3. 3 The Rusty Bull 7:58
  4. 4 The Cruise Room 4:15
  5. 5 Mike and Julie 6:20
  6. 6 Best In Me 5:18
  7. 7 Rhetorical Figure 3:58
  8. 8 Just So You Know 7:57
  9. 9 Dandy Star 6:55
  10. 10 Your Portfolio 5:48
  11. 11 The Only Baby 9:38 Buy

    The Only Baby

  12. 12 Billy 4:25

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