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

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    2xLP on 140g black vinyl with gatefold sleeve with spot glitter eye, 2-part box with velvet flock material, 36-page photo booklet, 5 art prints, trading cards, 4-panel lyric poster and printed inner sleeves.

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    2xLP on 140g black vinyl with gatefold sleeve with spot glitter eye, O-card with velvet flock material, 36 page photo booklet, 2 art prints, 4-panel lyric poster and printed inner sleeves.

    Estimated release date: August 6, 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.

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    CD in gatefold wallet with spot glitter eye, 14-panel concertina poster and inner sleeve

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 is out now.

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 Buy

    County Fair

  3. 3 The Rusty Bull 7:58 Buy

    The Rusty Bull

  4. 4 The Cruise Room 4:15 Buy

    The Cruise Room

  5. 5 Mike and Julie 6:20 Buy

    Mike and Julie

  6. 6 Best In Me 5:18 Buy

    Best In Me

  7. 7 Rhetorical Figure 3:58 Buy

    Rhetorical Figure

  8. 8 Just So You Know 7:57 Buy

    Just So You Know

  9. 9 Dandy Star 6:55 Buy

    Dandy Star

  10. 10 Your Portfolio 5:48 Buy

    Your Portfolio

  11. 11 The Only Baby 9:38 Buy

    The Only Baby

  12. 12 Billy 4:25 Buy


John Grant

John Grant

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