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‘Arizona Amp and Alternator’ is the debut from Howe Gelb’s one-off project featuring members of Arcade Fire, Grandaddy, Scout Niblett and M Ward.

Released for the first time on transparent violet double vinyl, this special release includes extensive notes and interviews with the collaborators.

From the godfather of alt-country, this side project is uniquely Howe with his stream of conscious ramblings and a special collective at his helm. This debut sees Grandaddy backing Traffic’s ‘Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys’ whilst Scout Niblett makes a cameo on ‘Recital’ and Frank Loesser’s ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’ gets a new rendition featuring Danish singer Marie Lorette Friis. Other stand-out duets include ‘Loretta and the Insect World’ and ‘Where The Wind Turns The Skin To Leather’ that has a distinctly Lee Hazelwood feel. (Inserted directly from

“These instrumental doodlings, fully fleshed-out tunes, live show-takes and collaborations stand on their own as both intro and primer to Gelb’s delightfully off-kilter world.” Blurt

. A – Side
1. Velvet And Pearl 2:18
2. Where The Wind Turns The Skin To Leather 4:51
3. AAAA (1) 2:44
4. Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys 4:17
. B – Side
1. Man On A String 3:23
2. Bottom Of The Barrel 4:40
3. AAAA (2) 3:51
4. Can Do Girl 2:07
. C – Side
1. Blue Blue Marble Girl 4:44
2. Baby It’s Cold Outside 2:14
3. Re-Entry 0:41
4. Loretta And The Insect World 3:06
5. AAAA (3) 1:16
6. Talula And The Last Straw 4:17
. D – Side
1. Vows 2:46
2. AAAA (4) 4:38
3. Recital 0:27
4. The Leaving You 6:24


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