(SHIPS ON OR BEFORE OCTOBER 30)
(CD EDITION FROM TRIPLE CROWN AUDIO IN GATEFOLD DIGIPAK)
'Gala' is the first new album from Joel RL Phelps & The Downer Trio since 2004's 'Customs', a record praised by Pitchfork's Stephen M. Deunser for it's "darkly existential drama and gravity". On the Troy Glessner - recorded 'Gala', Joel, guitarist/bassist Robert Mercer & drummer William Herzog have returned with what might be their most powerful work to date. There are very few songwriters on this continent that can rival the former Silkworm guitarist/vocalist Phelps, and his lyrical & instrumental prowess is as keen as ever, despite an extended stretch out of the public eye.
Recorded in 2013 at The Castle (Kent, WA) ; 11 new songs.