Seattle 5-piece John Dillon To Release Debut Album The Lost Estate

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Seattle 5-piece dream pop band John Dillon (members of Kithkin, Tomten, & friends) are preparing to release their forthcoming debut album The Lost Estate, which will be the inaugural release from new Seattle imprint Plume Records, due out on March 25th on vinyl and digital formats.

“Making things sleazy yet heartfelt was a fun, sometimes hilarious, process,” says Dillon Sturtevant, songwriter and frontman of Seattle band John Dillon, on recording the band’s debut album The Lost Estate. The album was written both before and after Sturtevant moved from the East coast to Seattle. “Being in a new place, trying to make ends meet, exploring, and encountering different people and different cultures has a way of making you hyper-aware and creative,” Sturtevant reflects. “Some of these songs I brought over to the Northwest with me, and they grew as I did.” The 11-song collection is characterized by lush production, hi-lo-fi sounds, sincerity laced with humor, humor laced with melancholy, and a melodic bent.

The Lost Estate, named as a kind of castoff reference to a French novel that has lurked in Sturtevant’s mind since he read it years ago, hazily navigates through sun-bleached remembrances. “Writing these songs, I was concerned in a very fundamental way with the almost mystical nature of passage from childhood to adulthood, and the ways in which we package up our past,” says Sturtevant. “The way we write our own stories subconsciously and earlier life’s moments become these golden-hued parables from another more mysterious, more fanciful world.”

The Lost Estate, the first release on new Seattle imprint Plume Records, will be out on vinyl and digital formats on March 25th following a cassette release late last year on Never Anything Records. The album was recorded and mixed by Andy Meyer in Seattle and mastered for vinyl and digital by Carl Saff in Chicago.

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THE LOST ESTATE TRACK LISTING
1. Prelude
2. The Fox
3. Maria
4. Holy Fool
5. Living in Sin
6. Shenandoah
7. Death Mask
8. Last Golden Age
9. Friends Like Me
10. The Lost Estate
11. You Never Call

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