Jula marks a first release for Denver label Collectible Records. The album will be available online digitally and for mail order on September 24th, 2013.
Recorded by Kevin Ratterman in his Louisville studio La La Land, Jula is the long- awaited follow-up LP to 2009's Hunter Moon, which was lauded for its "airy intimacy and elegance... wistful themes and relatively spare orchestrations [and its] honesty and passion" (Robin Hilton, NPR's All Songs Considered).
Where Hunter Moon excelled in showcasing the band's unusual arrangements, Jula truly exceeds. With their signature combination of experimental jazz percussion, classical strings, and an arsenal of roots/folk instruments, Spirits of the Red City have created a rare sense of space. With sparing but deliberate use of their full lineup, they craft a sound that never seems bare or overwhelming. And whether in calm croon, lilting lament, or yelling in desperation, songwriter Will Garrison maintains a breathless intensity that supports his humble, honest and intelligent poetry.