BRUCES, THE: The Shining Path CD


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The Bruces: The Shining Path (Misra Records)

We have recently scored a few copies of the Bruces' 2004 cd-only release, "The Shining Path." The record is one of two that came out on Misra.

Alex McManus, veteran guitarist for Lambchop and Vic Chesnutt released a series of scarce singer-songwriter indie rock albums under the name The Bruces in the 90’s and early 2000’s before taking an extended hiatus from music to migrate to Canada and raise a family. Known primarily for his song, “I Woke Up With This Song In My Head This Morning,” which was covered by Bright Eyes on their Lua EP in 2004, his albums on Sing, Eunuchs! and Misra are gorgeous testaments to wholly personal pop songwriting which undoubtedly influenced the younger Conor Oberst as well as other songwriters lucky enough to stumble upon his difficult to find albums.

NOTE: We strongly encourage you to add The Bruces: Family Day (lp or cd reissues) and Hialeah Pink (cd reissue) and The War of the Bruces to your order for some classic Bruces. We have limited stock of all of the Bruces albums. You won't regret it! We also strongly recommend the Bruces' "Thieves In the Wick: The Songs of Simon Joyner," a very limited vinyl-only release of covers/reinterpretations of Simon Joyner songs.

For fans of: Lambchop, Simon Joyner, Vic Chesnutt, Neutral Milk Hotel


The Electric Halo

Beautiful Slanted Northern Light

Add It On

Pilot Light

Far East Sweet

My Nerviosa

Fine Solutions

What Do You Know About Home


The Shining Path

"Sublime and beautiful." -Harp

"There's much to love about this mysterious record." -Pitchfork

"Softly shuffling beats, lonely guitars, occasional banjos and quietly unhinged vocals recall both Will Oldham and Howe Gelb, but McManus' vision is entirely his own." -Uncut