Just Beyond The River is James Yorkston and the Athletes' second LP, following their critically lauded debut, Moving Up Country (Rough Trade Shops' album of the year) from 2002. Recorded and produced by Kieran (Four Tet) Hebden over a period of 2 weeks at Bryn Derwen studios in Wales, Just Beyond The River is a bold record. James' subtle skills as a songwriter really come to the surface, and the playing, as always remains untouchable. During the sessions the guys sat around listening to a mixed bag of old favourites and newer discoveries – Faust, Michael Hurley, Anne Briggs, D'Gary. Not since Will Oldham took post-hardcore rockers Slint on as his backing band have such influences helped create so beautiful a record.
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