The Hudson Branch release “Piggyback” as a free download/stream to celebrate the release of their new album “World Kid,” out today.
Recorded with John McEntire (Broken Social Scene, Tortoise) and produced by Neil Strauch(Andrew Bird, Iron & Wine, Anathallo), “World Kid” retains the nuanced complexity of the band’s debut album “Tightrope Walker” but sees The Hudson Branch (Cobey Bienert, Corey Bienert, Matt Boll, Jake Boll, Enoch Kim) embracing new territory. In addition to traditional instruments (guitar, bass, drums, piano), ukuleles, programmed beats, tambourines, shakers, glockenspiels, marimbas, a Wurlitzer, an organ, Casio synths, violins combine to create “World Kid’s” unique sonic texture.
In addition to digital format, “World Kid” is also being released as a multimedia physical songbook, featuring original illustrations for all album tracks by visual artist Rachel June,the short story “Work” by award winning radio producer Andy Mills (NPR, PRX, WBEZ), lyrics, exclusive photos from the making of “World Kid” and full album download code. The limited edition books will see an initial print run of 300 and are only available at the band’s live shows. They make their debut when The Hudson Branch headlines Chicago’s Lincoln Hall on May 8.