RECORD OF THE MONTH

Includes never-before-pressed live tracks, 180g, 2xLP, all new packaging

December 2022

SHOVELS & ROPE: O Be Joyful 10th Anniversary Edition

Includes never-before-pressed live tracks, 180g, 2xLP, all new packaging

Ships between January 3-10

The Record

Shovels & Rope celebrate the 10th anniversary of their breakout debut, O’ Be Joyful, with a double 180g LP edition, featuring all new cover art, packaging, and a B-disc of new live recordings—essential listening for old fans and newcomers alike.

Released to much acclaim in 2012, O’ Be Joyful—the Americana award-winning album from husband and wife singer-songwriters Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent—paved its own lane of punk-folk and went on to sell over 140,000 units in the US, spawned the Triple A radio hit “Birmingham,” and landed on best-of-the-year lists published by NPR, American Songwriter, and Paste Magazine.

Much of the project’s tracking occurred during stops on the duo’s robust touring schedule: fiddle parts for “This Means War” and “Keeper” were recorded in between soundcheck and showtime in Louisville; the undulating organ on “Shank Hill St.” in a van somewhere between Baton Rouge and New Orleans. A literal momentum, then, underscores the album in its entirety. Each track moves with the intensity and thrill of something like a fast drive in a small town. 

Listeners have two choices: get in or get out of the way.

The Artist

Shovels & Rope are an American folk duo from Charleston, South Carolina composed of husband and wife Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst. Combining threads from their individual solo careers, Shovels & Rope blends traditional folk, rock and roll and country rock. They have released 6 full studio albums, their most recent being Manticore on February 18, 2022.

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