A good ol’ breakup album in the spirit of Bob Dylan’s "Blood on the Tracks," or Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds’ "The Boatman’s Call," Jack Evan Johnson’s "Failure is an Option" is an 8-song, 25-minute explosion of the dynamic, Nashville-based songwriter’s influences — including country, garage, folk and punk — held together by the constants of Johnson’s fragile emotional state, the story he tells, and the raw immediacy of the recordings.
All songs by Jack Evan Johnson, except "Bird on the Wire," written by Leonard Cohen.
released November 11, 2016
Made in Nevada by Jack Evan Johnson, Justin Mather, Steve Bonacci and Rob Whited. Mixed by Eddie Spear. Mastered by Richard Dodd (vinyl master by JJ Golden). Cover sketch by James Adams.