Spin - p.76
"MOCKINGBIRD is as comfortable as well-worn denim."
Record Collector (magazine) - p.964 stars out of 5
-- "[E]very track is taken to a higher plain by the blend of voices, rich in the brotherly motifs of the Louvins or the Everlys."
Uncut (magazine) - p.853 stars out of 5
-- "[T]he stand-out is 'Tiny Arrows', a six-minute meander along dusty desert highways. It's a soaring gospel blues which reveals its bewildered charms in cinemascope."
Personnel: Milana Reiche, Jonathan Magness, Michael Sutton (violin); Jacqueline Ultan (cello).
Audio Mixer: Craig Schumacher.
Recording information: Asche & Spencer Studio, Minneapolis, MN (11/05/2010-12/04/2010); Farmorhuset Studio, Eidsfoss, Norway (11/05/2010-12/04/2010); The Terrarium Recording Studios, Minneapolis, MN (11/05/2010-12/04/2010).
Photographer: Steven Cohen .
Arranger: Tom Scott.
The Jayhawks' first album in nearly a decade, Mockingbird Time finds the band reuniting with co-founder Mark Olson, who originally left the group in 1995. With Olson back in the saddle, the band's country harmonies are in full bloom, set to a backdrop of alt-country and weary, dusty rock & roll.