- Tuesday, March 13, 2012
- Neil Cameron
- Private Ear Recording
- Pipe & Hat
- Fontana North
- Catalog No.
An astronaut’s last steps on Earth occur on the uppermost deck of his shuttle, leading him directly into the cockpit, where minutes later he departs towards the wonders of space. That final deck, the eleventh, marks the beginning of something special, a launching pad into the unknown.
For The Noble Thiefs, Beyond The 11th Deck is their debut to the world at large. Recorded to two-inch tape over a two-month span in the frigid Winnipeg winter at Private Ear Studios with Neil Cameron (Death Cab For Cutie, The Wailin’ Jennys), the eleven-song album combines the perfect blend of soul, rock & roll, garage and reggae. Although the analog process was labour-intensive, The Noble Thiefs wanted to capture the same warmth and emotion of their 50s and 60s brethren for a truly genuine listening experience.
All songs we’re written collectively by the band over their three-year existence, with influence being drawn from each individual’s triumphs, failures and life-lessons. Raw, emotive and most importantly, real, Beyond The 11th Deck speaks to anyone and everyone. The Noble Thiefs may just be four average guys, but their music is anything but average.
Beyond The 11th Deck is available in stores from coast-to-coast through Pipe & Hat / Fontana North on December 13, 2011, and available for order worldwide on thenoblethiefs.com.