Out February 4, 2014: While the Engines Burn marks the first time the artist the Pop Montreal festival calls “Montreal’s greatest country songwriter today” has collaborated with a producer, Plants and Animals’ frontman, Warren C. Spicer.
Recorded over 10 dizzying days at Montreal’s MixArt Studio, While the Engines Burn is a song-cycle that combines country and folk traditions and influences as diverse as Neil Young and 1920s German composer Kurt Weill to create a new breed of lyrically-based folk music. The new album builds on the dark, brooding sound Andy perfected on 2011’s, All Who Thirst Come to the Waters.
****1/2 "This is a monumental release. Li'l Andy has walked the decaying streets of Montreal for near a decade now, guitar in hand, cowboy hat on head, and mirrored shades firmly in place, but even the great things we've heard from him don't compare to his third record. All Who Thirst soaks in the hallowed atmosphere it was recorded in, that city's famed Église Saint-Jean Baptiste, and is a testament to Andy's personal and spiritual quests and questionings. The tunes move to the band's slow-paced, late-night country vibe, a little bit of folk, rock and gospel explored for good measure."