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The duo, comprised of Reverend Thomas Vito Aiuto and his wife Monique, will release Welcome to the Welcome Wagon this Dec. 9 on Asthmatic Kitty. According to Stevens's own estimations, the two singers "reside in the fussy category called 'church music,' where family and theology have long accompanied the musical deeds of married partners." But like many Stevens-related Sounds Familyre artists, the influence of Testaments (both old and new) glimmers only with a folk-pop veneer—in this case a parlor guitar, a plastic glockenspiel and, of course, some many-tenored arrangements.
Welcome's Welcome will include 12 tracks' worth of folk-gospel duets laden with Stevens' orchestral flourishes, including "Sold! To the Nice Rich Man," which can be found on the band's website.
1. Up On A Mountain
2. Sold! To The Nice Rich Man
3. Unless the Lord the House Shall Build
4. He Never Said A Mumblin' Word
5. Hail To The Lord's Anointed
6. But For You Who Fear My Name
7. American Legion
8. You Made My Day
9. Half A Person
11. I Am A Stranger
12. Deep Were His Wounds, And Red
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The Welcome Wagon on Asthmatic Kitty
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