• Record/Vinyl + Digital Album


    12" vinyl pressing on regular weight black vinyl, with 147gsm premium printed inner lyric sleeve, comes wrapped in see-through polyfilm. You get to download the album immediately. Due to Covid-19 affecting our cashflow, we now don't have enough money to press the record up without asking people for pre-orders, so you'll have to trust us! Once we reach enough pre-orders to complete the cost of pressing, we will send the record to be pressed, and once we have the records in our hands from the plant, we will ship to everyone who has ordered. Stay tuned for updates on lead times - the sooner we hit the pre-order target, the sooner we can send them to be pressed! The plant currently think we'll get the records back around the second week in June, but this is a fluid situation and we appreciate your support and understanding in this weird old time! xxxxx

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    shipping out on or around June 24, 2020

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    Get all 7 Rook and The Ravens releases available on Bandcamp and save 40%.

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of Le Bateau, Morning Shakes (Single Edit), Watching The Worlds Collide b/w Dig, Outtakes, Live in Chicago, Sixteen Holes in Sixteen Souls, and Chop House. , and , .

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if you've ever
failed to set the room on fire
lend me your ears,
'cause I've had twenty-seven years
of kicking cans down the road,
digging holes and fitting moulds

tonight I feel like breaking habits kept for years

I'm into the dig,
you're off like a finch
we'll meet on the level
often it is said
off the top of my head
advocating the devil

if you've ever helplessly tried
make it the last time you took the hard line

if you ever
swap your hat it'll be alright
the one that fits
won't always come in black and white
dug a hole 'cause you couldn't wait
put another one on the slate

tonight I feel like it could never be too late

all of that bait
dressed up like bait
needn't wait
any more


from Le Bateau, released April 9, 2020
words & music by James
arranged & performed by Rook and The Ravens

lead vocals, guitars – James Fay
lead vocals, guitars – Joe Fay
vocals, piano, guitars – Tom Cartledge
bass guitar – David Brodie
guitars – Adam P. Gorman
drums, percussion, Roland Juno, Fender Rhodes – John Bernard Major


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