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Available October 2nd, 2012
Recorded by Simon Larochette at The Sugar Shack
Mixed & Mastered by Dan Weston
Artwork by Trevor Carter
Design by Andrew James
Produced by Olenka Krakus
All songs written by Olenka Krakus
Arranged by O&AL
"Hard Times [...] displays a wronged yet rapturous beauty that holds bare and emotional truths. It's a well-hewn and carefully pieced-together recording of embellished strings and swooning harmonies that fits in perfectly with Krakus' strong and intimate body of work."
"On the surface it may be difficult to find a relationship between the graceful melodies of country music and the fiery social commentary of early-era punk rock. But it's those elements fused with a skillful understanding of folk music that help [Olenka and the Autumn Lovers] deliver another unique offering..."
"It is a testament to the depth of these tales that somehow the experience of listening to Hard Times is uplifting."