Method & Sentiment

It’s not every day that you come across music as innovating as it is pleasurable, but Chicago’s JOAN OF ARC – as art-damaged as they are endearing – manage to accomplish just that with this three-song EP. Acoustic guitars, diffusive recording techniques, and computer tricknology lie underneath former Cap’n Jazz ringleader Tim Kinsella’s clever wordplay and wholly distinctive vocals to comprise one of the most engaging debut recordings we’ve ever had the pleasure to work with.

1. Didactic Prom
2. Please Sleep
3. Trial at Orleans

Tim Kinsella: Vocals, Guitar
Mike Kinsella: Guitar
Jeremy Boyle: Guitar, Electronics
Erik Bocek: Bass
Samuel Zurick: Drums

Additional Musicians:

Nathaniel Braddock: Trumpet

Recorded September 1996
Released October 1996

Recorded at Soma, IL
Engineered & Mixed by Elliot Dicks
Mastered by Michael Sarsfield at Frankford Wayne, NYC
Lettering by Marlene Boyle
Sphere & Stool Constructed by Jeremy Boyle
Graphics by Jason Gnewikow
Photography by Ann-Marie Rounkle