The Minus 5 - Stroke Manor
This is a Record Store Day 2019 title and will available to buy IN-STORE on Saturday April 13th 2019 from 8am. Any remaining copies will be available to buy online from the following Friday.
LP - Limited edition LP features a die-cut cover and brainwave vinyl! Limited to 2,000 copies worldwide
RSD release featuring Peter Buck, Joe Adragna, Je Tweedy, and more, the album is on CD and LP for Record Store Day 2019.
Less than three days after a doctor predicted he would never play music again, Scott McCaughey began writing his next album while still in the ICU, unable to speak coherently, his right side just waking from paralyzation. In November 2017, the Northwest underground stalwart suffered a stroke that nearly killed him and wiped his entire musical catalogue (including the Minus 5, Young FreshFellows, R.E.M., and many more) from his memory. But instead of wallowing in misery, McCaughey channeled his omni-positive spirit and began to write down whatever incoherent thoughts crossed his mind.
He turned those stream-of-consciousness notebook pages into his 13th full- length Minus 5 release, Stroke Manor. The album is a capsule of weeks in a hospital bed and recovery back at his Portland home, where he recorded the album with significant contributions from Peter Buck, Joe Adragna, Je Tweedy, and more. The results are often head-scratching, tongue-tying spats of confusion, as the lyrics nudged him to experiment with voice-altering effects, to match the singular new outer-space characters he felt he was singing as.