Joshua James Premiers Video for "Queen of the City" from 'From The Top Of Willamette Mountain' (Intelligent Noise) ~ BrooklynRocks: NYC Music Blog

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Joshua James Premiers Video for "Queen of the City" from 'From The Top Of Willamette Mountain' (Intelligent Noise)

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Joshua James Premiers Video for 'Queen of the City' from 'From The Top Of Willamette Mountain' (Intelligent Noise)
From The Top Of Willamette Mountain (released Nov. 6th via Intelligent Noise) is a collection of 11 songs that hone James' singular voice and further establish him as a formidable artist. Sweeping album opener "Mystic" immediately sets the tone with its evocative dynamics and soul-searching lyrics, while "Surrender" is a classic, early '60s pop waltz through existential angst, and "Wolves" moves from a sparse beauty to a symphonic gale. "Doctor, Oh Doctor" highlights the album's softer contemplations and the gently swinging title track, "Willamette Mountain", name-checks James' farm in rural Utah, where he's learned to live off the land and appreciate a simpler pace. Innovative yet with an intimate, familiar feel, From The Top Of Willamette Mountain marks a time of transition and acceptance, a deeply personal record about finding one's center in a world of differences.

James was raised in Lincoln, NE but now resides in American Fork, UT, at the foot of the Wasatch Mountain Range. He has spent the majority of the past five years on the road, as a headliner and with artists including The Swell Season, Ben Harper, and Ani DiFranco. His previous albums The Sun Is Always Brighter and Build Me This both reached #1 on the iTunes Folk Chart, as well as earning 'Best of iTunes' album honors in their respective years of release.

Having recently returned from touring the UK, Ireland, and Europe ("It's touching, involved and eminently likeable, but best of all, it's quite brilliantly and complexly fully formed. Let's hope someone rushes him back" - GoldenPlec), James will play two shows in Provo, UT at Velour on November 28th and 29th to celebrate the album's release. 2013 US tour dates will be announced soon.

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James will also have two songs, "Coal War" (off 2009's Build Me This) and "No Milk Today," featured on the upcoming official FX series soundtrack Sons Of Anarchy, Vol. 2, which will be released November 19th via Columbia Records. The soundtrack can be pre-ordered now via iTunes.

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