O, Annihilator

by Wes Tirey

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As we welcome autumn and steel ourselves for the coming winter, Full Spectrum is proud to feature the sophomore effort from songwriter and guitarist Wes Tirey, ‘O, Annihilator.’ The follow-up to ‘I Stood Among Trees’ – his 2013 debut – Tirey recorded this new album in his adopted home of Black Mountain, North Carolina.

Tirey tracked the initial sessions to cassette deck before passing the tapes off to Maharadja Sweet and Full Spectrum’s own Andrew Weathers for further arrangements and mixing. The end result exemplifies the sort of raw-edged folk balladry you might expect to hear in the back of an Appalachian bar, albeit bathed in tape hiss and lo-fi atmospherics. Focusing on themes of love and loss, Tirey imbues these songs with a sense of hopefulness that belies their earnest tenor.

His most experimental effort to date, ‘O, Annihilator’ establishes Tirey as an American Primitive artist set firmly in the tradition of icons who came before, such as Ashley Paul, John Fahey and Robbie Basho. Expect much more to come from this idiosyncratic artist in the years ahead.

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released October 1, 2014

Wes Tirey - Words, Guitar, Singing

Maharadja Sweets - Electric Guitar on Blue Ridge Mountain Blues; Electric Guitar on Memories, Bygone; Electric Guitar & Organ on Come Home (The End is Near Blues); Electric Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Organ, and Back-up Vocals on O, Annihilator

Andrew Weathers - Keys on The River Must End Somewhere; Banjo on Blue Ridge Mountain Blues; Electric Guitar & Electronics on A Place Beside You

Adam Levine - Trumpet on O, Annihilator

Mixed & Mastered by Andrew Weathers

Artwork by Seth Graham

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