Joseph Arthur And The Lonely Astronauts Temporary People on Limited Edition Vinyl LP!
Features Hand Printed Artwork Done by Joseph Arthur Himself!
Temporary People is the second LP by Joseph Arthur And The Lonely Astronauts, a NYC-based collective. Arthur, along with guitarists Kraig Jarret Johnson (The Jayhawks) and Jennifer Turner (Fur Slide, Natalie Merchant), drummer Greg Wieczorek (Twilight Singers) and bassist Sibyl Buck, descended upon the Catskill wilderness to conjure what Arthur testifies as a fully-realized, awesome explosion of rock and roll. "The best and truest things are born out of necessity," Arthur explains. "I hung onto the recording of this album like a man in the middle of the ocean would to a a piece of wood floating by, you can hear it in the songs and you can hear it in the band pulling together. This album is the sound of survival." The follow up to 2007's Let's Just Be, Temporary People finds the Astronauts steeped in rattling anthems ("Faith," "Temporary People"), unearthly rock revivals ("Dead Savior," "Look into the Sky") and classic country inspired hymns ("Say Goodbye," "Turn You On").
"Jo is one of those rare writer-performers where you get the sense, whatever your belief, that something greater is being channeled through his music and voice. Like Patti Smith, Grant Lee Phillips, Thom Yorke, he trances and the voice, the meaning, becomes bigger than him, bigger than a few pop chords or words strung together. It touches something very deep and universal." - Michael Stipe, R.E.M.