Grammy nominated duo The Milk Carton Kids’ new record I Only See The Moon is due May 19 via Far Cry Records in partnership with Thirty Tigers. The record is available to pre-order/pre-save HERE.
In anticipation of the forthcoming album the band is debuting the single “All Of The Time In The World To Kill” alongside a video directed by band member Kenneth Pattengale. “‘All Of The Time In The World To Kill’ deals with holding on to what’s most important in the face of loss and uncertainty,” explains The Milk Carton Kids’ Pattengale and Joey Ryan. “Recording this track unlocked new colors and sonic approaches for us while maintaining a minimalist fingerprint.” Stream/share the video HERE.
The band recently debuted the album tracks “When You’re Gone” and “Running on Sweet Smile,” their first new music since their acclaimed 2019 album The Only Ones.
“Both of us have now lived enough life to understand that maybe one of the purposes we were put on Earth for is to sing together, to write songs together, to make music together,” notes guitarist/vocalist Pattengale. “It has truly provided a direction for our lives.” Bandmate Ryan adds, “It’s like a successful marriage in that there’s always been enough there between us collaboratively in the way that we work together, sing together, play together. It’s a very special thing. And I don’t think we ever took that for granted.”
Founded in 2011, The Milk Carton Kids swiftly emerged as a major force in the American folk tradition, blending ethereal harmonies and intricate musicianship with a uniquely powerful brand of contemporary songcraft. 2013’s ANTI- debut The Ash & Clay proved their national breakthrough, earning The Milk Carton Kids their first Grammy Award nomination for Best Folk Album. A second Grammy nomination for Best American Roots Performance followed in 2015 for the track “The City of Our Lady” from band’s acclaimed third studio album, Monterey, and 2018’s All The Things That I Did And All The Things That I Didn’t Do was nominated for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical.
The band’s most recent album, 2019’s The Only Ones (out now via Far Cry Records in partnership with Thirty Tigers), was the subject of extensive praise, with Rolling Stone proclaiming that “Kenneth Pattengale and Joey Ryan get back to the beautiful basics with The Only Ones,” while NPR’s “World Café” noted that “even though Joey and Kenneth are not related, their voices together create a sibling-like harmony...the duo has a strong sense of respect and reverence for the musical traditions that they've grown from.”
I ONLY SEE THE MOON
1. All Of The Time In The World To Kill
2. Star Shine
3. When You’re Gone
4. Wheels And Levers
5. I Only See The Moon
6. Running On Sweet Smile
7. One True Love
8. Body & Soul
9. North Country Ride
10. Will You Remember Me