The Welcome Wagon was first introduced as a homespun gospel-infused folk duo. Presbyterian minister Thomas Vito Aiuto and his wife Monique were packaged as a near twee musical group whose most comfortable venue was their own home. Although many of those qualities remain true, the current structure of their sound is somewhat of a new construct–one that no longer fits within the walls of a small living room.
Their first two projects, Welcome To The Welcome Wagon and Precious Remedies Against Satan's Devices, were released on Sufjan Stevens' label Asthmatic Kitty. The records were filled with repurposed and rearranged hymns, while their newest release, Light Up The Stairs, is a collection of songs that incorporate original lyrics.
The album, produced by Jeremy McDonald (Beyonce, Kevin Garrett), is a more urgent, lively endeavor than ones previous. "McDonald was a marvelous producer. He made me record live to[…] Source: Christian Music