Release Date: 11/08/2011
It Shines is the debut EP from Derek Lambert & The Prairie Fires. This release marks Derek Lambert’s brilliant transition from a man with an acoustic guitar to a man with a brutal rock band, performing evocative music with deeply moving and, at times, disturbing undertones. Lambert’s lyrics will have you rethinking what can be pondered in a rock song, and when you do start thinking what he’s thinking, you may start asking yourself questions you don’t necessarily want the answers to.
It Shines is available on 7″ vinyl and as a digital download. This high quality vinyl, produced in America by the Palomino Records pressing plant, also comes with a digital download, which features a bonus track not on the vinyl. The EP was produced by Patrick Tape Fleming of the rock & roll band The Poison Control Center and recorded almost entirely live in the famous Des Moines, Iowa venue Vaudeville Mews. Though this is not a live album, the band wanted to capture the sound of a live room in the recording. So, for one night, the Mews became a recording studio and the band took the stage, with the only audience members being the producer Mr. Fleming and a lonely reel-to-reel.
You can also order a digital copy if that’s the way you like it. A unique download code will be sent to your email address, giving you access to 3 downloads of the album.
“‘It Shines’ is as comfortable and welcoming as a warm blanket on the couch.
-Chad Taylor, dmcityview.com
The record comes with a download card packaged in it! You’ll use this to access your digital version. Thank you!