Year of the Ox

Fucked Up

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MRG391 | Release Date 2010

Recorded over 6 months by Jon Drew at Giant Studios in Toronto, Year of the Ox is the band's fourth record in the continuing 12 year cycle and adds to its evolving retinue of guest musicians. The patient and building Year of the Ox features Nika Rosa Danilova of Zola Jesus for a guest vocal passage and Toronto's string quartet, New Strings Old Puppets. The b-side "Solomon's Song", a gothic vampire love tribute to Twilight, features a 5 minute saxophone solo from Aerin Fogel of the Bitters and heavy synthing from Trust.

Track/Song Title Duration Price MP3 Track
Play Year of the Ox 13:01 $0.99 Buy
Play Solomons Song 11:51 $0.99 Buy

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