Today, Austin-based alt folk-rock group and Spaceflight Records band Thee Conductor, led by multi-talented musician and storyteller Jason Butler, have released their brand new single “Big Man.” The track is now available on all digital platforms, and listeners can stream the single here. “Big Man” comes from the band’s upcoming record “Ennoia,” featuring the distinct vocal stylings of acclaimed artist Bonnie “Prince” Billy (Will Oldham). The album is set to be released on Friday, Feb. 9, and physical copies are available for pre-order here


To commemorate the new record, Thee Conductor will be performing an intimate three-piece acoustic set consisting of Jason ButlerJustin Douglas and guest vocalist Alex Saxon at AFS (Austin Film Society) Cinema located at 6259 Middle Fiskville Rd, Austin, TX 78752, tonight at 7 p.m. Guests will be given early access to purchase a limited white vinyl edition of the album and can look forward to hearing special renditions of ditties from “Ennoia,” live for the very first time. The acoustic set will precede a screening of the upcoming video for “Big Man”, produced by Arts+Labor, directed by Cody Ground along with director of photography Patrick Higgins. The evening will conclude with a showing of Paul Verhoeven’s “Starship Troopers.” For additional show details and tickets, please see here


For more on Thee Conductor, please see here. Follow the band on SpotifyApple MusicInstagramFacebook and Bandcamp.

About Thee Conductor and “Ennoia”:


Aged, wrinkled and clocking in at just under the big 5-0, Jason Butler was-has been busy writing and recording a new record titled “Ennoia” over the last three years. Continuing his work as Thee Conductor, the list of players and singers are paired down on this one, showing a stronger cohesion and focus, a precise lyrical and sonic reflection of Butler’s inner workings. “This record is the most ‘me’ I have yet to do,” said Butler.


All songs are sung beautifully by the wonderful Bonnie “Prince” Billy (Will Oldham). Bonnie’s emotive-textured-vulnerable voice instrument pairs perfectly with the words written by Butler. A unique partnership between voice and lyrics, honest and poignant. Butler also enlisted Mr. Glenn Kotche (Wilco) on two of the tracks. The first, a wild percussive ride with sounds of Kalimba recorded by Kotche between Wilco soundchecks while on tour, a drum kit and other various toys. Mr. Kevin Shea also accompanies on this track, weaving in and out of controlled mania. The second song is a softly textured, measured and grounded pulse that pushes to the front Butler’s words along with Mr. Oldham’s voice. Justin Douglas (King Electric Recording) and Christopher Cox (arrangements) play vital roles and are considered partners in the makeup of Thee Conductor. “Ennoia” was mastered by Will Oldham’s brother Paul Oldham, and the album art was inspired by the serene land and woods Butler now lives on in Elgin, TX. Other notable guests featured on the record include the Tosca String Quartet (known for their work with David Byrne), Jeremy Lemos and Delaine Leonard.


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