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A bored lockdown conversation about home recording between our own David McKee and our long-time producer/honorary sixth Marshal Andrew Taylor [Dropkick] led to a remote collaboration on the Gary Louris and Jakob Dylan song "Gonna Be A Darkness" - arguably the greatest funeral song ever.

And lo, The Circuit Breakers were born!

Jakob's version first appeared on the "True Blood" soundtrack whilst The Jayhawks' take appears on their "Back Roads and Abandoned Motels" compilation.

As well as David and Andrew, this collaboration features fellow Wynntown Marshals Iain Sloan and Ali Petrie and rumour has it that there may be more covers coming...

Watch the video here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=kI8UurBG_lY

lyrics

"Gonna Be A Darkness" [lyrics]

There's gonna be roses
And your picture in a frame
The women will be cryin' and the men
They will whisper your name

Umbrellas will be open
On a hillside of graves
The children will be dressed up and chase each other in the rain

And there's gonna be a darkness
It may be colder than you guessed
There may not be music, there may not be stairs
There may not be angels fillin' the air
Your mother may be there
Your father may be there
There may not be voices sent from a throne
To carry you home

Now Heaven may not get you
The Devil may see you first
He's hittin' himself in both
The beast and the birth
A stranger may have found you
Where the angels have lulled you to sleep
They swallow you whole
Like a whale from your head to your feet

And there's gonna be a darkness
It may be colder than you guessed
There may not be music, there may not be stairs
There may not be angels fillin' the air
Your mother may be there
Your father may be there
There may not be voices sent from a throne
To carry you home

Where you think there's a place
Wide open and white
Where you think you'll be safe
Where you think there's a light

And there's gonna be a darkness
It may be colder than you guessed
There may not be music, there may not be stairs
There may not be angels fillin' the air
Your mother may be there
Your father may be there
There may not be voices sent from a throne
To carry you home

There may not be music, there may not be stairs
There may not be angels fillin' the air
Your mother may be there
Your father may be there
There may not be voices sent from a throne
To carry you home

There's gonna be roses
And your picture in a frame
The women will be cryin' and the men
They will whisper your name


[Written by Jakob Dylan and Gary Louris]

credits

released October 26, 2020
David McKee: lead vocals, bass guitar
Andrew Taylor: acoustic guitar, drums, mandolin, harmony vocal, tambourine
Iain Sloan: electric guitar
Ali Petrie: Hammond organ, piano


Audio engineered by Andrew, David, Ali, and Iain in their respective homes in Scotland during COVID-19 'lockdown' between late September and early October 2020.


Audio mixed and mastered by Andrew Taylor.

Video editing by Andrew Taylor.

Watch the video here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=kI8UurBG_lY

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The Wynntown Marshals Edinburgh, UK

Formed in Edinburgh in 2007, The Marshals tip their hat to The Jayhawks, Wilco, Drive-By Truckers, Tom Petty, Ryan Adams & Neil Young.

Their sound can loosely be described as ‘country rock' with powerpop hooks, but they love layered guitars, catchy choruses and have an unabashed belief in the power of rock music as a storytelling medium.

The new album "The Long Haul" is out now!
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