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The Jayhawks, Paging Mr. Proust, feature CD, 5/13

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KSUT will feature the new Jayhawks album 'Paging Mr. Proust', Friday 5/13 at 12 noon. The new recording finds the 2016 Jayhawks based around leader Gary Louris’ gift for melody that has made them such a respected and seminal group for almost three decades. Paging Mr. Proust features the long-time core of the band: Gary Louris, Marc Perlman, Tim O’Reagan, and Karen Grotberg, though notably missing Mark Olsen. REM's Peter Buck and Tucker Martine served as producers for the sessions.

The album’s title 'Paging Mr. Proust' refers to Marcel Proust’s novel In Search of Lost Time, and the lyrics express a longing for a less chaotic time. Writers Robert Frost, David Foster Wallace and John Keats are also referenced.

From the jangle of album opener “Quiet Corners & Empty Spaces” to the trademark harmonies of “Isabel’s Daughter”, to the more pensive “Lover Of The Sun”, it is clear that The Jayhawks’ power remains undiminished from their initial national impact with 1992’s Hollywood Town Hall.