Butch Vig Hails ‘A Tighter Knot’
Renowned producer Butch Vig on ‘A Tighter Knot’: “The terrific new Squarewave record confirms what I have known for some time. Namely that Jeff Jagielo and Pat Connaughty are creating sophisticated and original, one-of-a-kind psychedelic folk-rock. I started working with Jeff at Smart Studios nearly 30 years ago as the producer of his then band Ivory Library. From the beginning the music was mysterious, ethereal, sometimes heartbreaking and instantly identifiable. A Tighter Knot updates that vision, it’s brilliantly recorded, with layered guitar playing and ambitious, near epic production. It’s as good as anything out there.”
A Tighter Knot is the first release of the new Madison record company, Artisanal Records. Artisanal was founded in 2016 to find and promote independent musical artists that deserve a wider hearing and greater notice. The record company is guided by the artisan philosophy of producing hand-crafted, high quality, uncompromised small-batch art works.