The Milk Carton Kids have a new album out at the end of June, called ‘All the things that I did and all the things that I didn’t do’, and ‘Big Time’ is the new single release from it. And it is, like all else that the Milk Carton Kids have released, unquestionably brilliant. The new album uses a full band, has Joe Henry as producer and, claims Kenneth Pattengale “we wanted to do something new, we had been going around the country yet another time to do the duo show, going to the places we’d been before. There arose some sort of need for change.” Joey Ryan chips in “musically we knew we were going to make the record with a bigger sonic palette, it was liberating to know we didn’t have to be able to carry every song with just our two guitars”. Don’t be concerned – it’s still all about those voices and lyrics of mournful longing and carefully nurtured despair.
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Sure, I could climb high in a tree, or go to Skye on my holiday. I could be happy. All I really want is the excitement of first hearing The Byrds, the amazement of decades of Dylan's music, or the thrill of seeing a band like The Long Ryders live. That's not much to ask, is it?