James Husband
A Parallax I
Oct 27, 2009

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Features guests appearances by of Montreal members.

James Huggins placed his mark on the Athens, GA music scene a long while ago, but it took 10 years on the road and relocating to Sweden to bring it all back home for his debut album.

While playing with various Elephant 6 Collective groups – of Montreal, Great Lakes, Essex Green, Marshmallow Coast – Huggins kept his own recordings exclusively behind the scenes. But now, he has finally opened the vaults of his underground recording project & stepping out as a songwriter & solo artist with the release of James Husband’s A Parallax I.

A Parallax I is the sound of a one-man band amplified. It is an album that finds Huggins a lush instrumentalist, layering dozens of instruments and vocal tracks over a core of ‘60s fueled rock with aid from long time musical partner Dottie Alexander (of Montreal), producers Tomas Hakava and Johan Stenstrom and Swedish pop sensation Jenny Wilson.

James Husband might be a new name to audiences, but A Parallax I is the work of a performer whose influence already permeates the sound of many bands. As the album title suggests, although James Husband appears displaced from the musical contexts you have previously known him in, the creative drive he brought to these other groups is still present here.

You’ve been listening to James for years, you just didn’t know it.


  • 1
    Little Thrills (2:47)
  • 2
    A Grave in the Gravel (2:33)
  • 3
    Gray Scale (2:34)
  • 4
    Elephant Alibi (2:08)
  • 5
    Take the Train (2:42)
  • 6
    No No Baby (6:06)
  • 7
    While the Boys Went Down Under (3:06)
  • 8
    Window (3:49)
  • 9
    Waiting on Rayne (3:27)
  • 10
    Driving Around (2:44)
  • 11
    The Darkestness (4:17)
  • 12
    The Great-Grandghosts of Buena Vista, GA (1:25)
  • 13
    My Shadown in Vain (Gary Numan Cover) (3:07)
  • 14
    Buzzards and Dreadful Crows (Guided by Voices Cover) (2:07)
  • 15
    Indian Fables (Guided by Voices Cover) (0:50)
  • 16
    What You're Doin' to Me (Jesse Damon Cover) (2:32)
  • 17
    We Can Work It Out (The Beatles Cover) (2:51)
  • 18
    Out of My Mind (Neil Young Cover) (3:20)


  • Window (3:51)
    Matthew Harfield

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