This is the limited edition preorder package of Madeline's newest, "Black Velvet". The package includes your choice of the CD or LP (includes download code), plus you get a limited edition record tote with Madeline's "Johnny Cash" drawing screenprinted on it, a hand-screenprinted poster, and a copy of the zine Madeline is creating for the album. The zine, poster, and tote are only available with the preorder package. There are only 100 available.
Madeline and the Black Velvet band recorded Black Velvet in between national and international tour dates. Inspired by Neil Young's producer David Briggs' work, Madeline followed the strategy of On The Beach and Tonight's the Night - recording whenever and wherever they could find a couple of microphones, and focusing on capturing the energy of a live show. Black Velvet sounds like an Arthur Russel record one minute, all bedroom pop and private crooning, while turning around and twisting into dark Jefferson Airplane-esque psychedelia the next. Madeline's signature Karen Carpenter/Neko Case meets The Carter Family southern ballads still make an appearance with lyrics about everything from Johnny Cash's career as heaven's angel barber to the joy of talking cops out of DUIs. Black Velvet is one of those albums you can see while you hear; a mental music video for every song. Madeline has finally and fearlessly let her mind, mouth and heart open far enough for everyone to get a good look and the results are nothing short of thrilling.