March 23rd, 2012
It is March, in the two-thousand-and-twelfth Year of Our Lord. The economy is still in the tank, our gas tanks are emptier, jobs scarcer still than gas, and don’t even ask about health care. White House hopefuls are bickering and backbiting like there is no year after this.
We are sick and tired of it all. Heck, we’re just sick and tired, period.
We need some good medicine. Something a lot like Precious Remedies Against Satan’s Devices from The Welcome Wagon.
Not the 17th century Puritan classic by Thomas Brooks that you’re thinking of – though that book’s a fine place to start – but the new album of the same name by The Welcome Wagon, the musical duo of Vito and Monique Aiuto, a Presbyterian pastor and his wife.
The 13 tracks on Precious Remedies, which we’ll have the honor of releasing come June 12th, provide a much-needed healing balm, very much like the one Brooks describes in the preface to his old devotional: “A special salve for every spiritual sore, a special remedy against every spiritual malady…Food to nourish you, a staff to support you, a guide to lead you, a fire to warm you, and springs of life to cheer and refresh you.”
We’ll have a way for you to join The Welcome Wagon in a few weeks. For now you can get a head start by signing up for their mailing list on their website, watching the first single and debut video on Relevant Magazine here, or listening and downloading the song below. More info on the release is here.