Two New Michael Yonkers Records Reissued
If your new years resolution was to acquire more hard-to-find Michael Yonkers pressings, your year just got a whole lot easier! Drag City just announced that they will be repressing two exceedingly rare Yonkers ventures – 1972’s Michael Lee Yonkers as well as 1973’s Borders of My Mind (purportedly the record that prompted De Stijl’s Clint Simonson to seek out Yonkers in the first place, leading to the whole resurgence of interest, etc). The former is a lo-fi country-inflected collection of outsider folk tunes, which Yonkers recorded on various reel-to-reel tape devices. The latter is a selection of Yonkers tunes that he recorded with (former Mumble) Jim Woehrle, in Woehrle’s living room. You can listen to the titular track from borders below, in which Yonkers and Woehrle can plainly be heard to be having a hell of a good time. If you are interested, don’t snooze on picking up these reissues fast via Drag City once they become available on 1/21 They likely won’t last long.