Gifted with a unique ability to fuse musical genres and influences to craft songs that feel fresh and wholly her own, with her new album Putting On Airs (2018, Single Lock Records), Erin Rae has thrown down a direct challenge to the stereotype of what a Southern singer should be. Both lyrically and sonically, she strikes a fiercely independent chord, proudly releasing a deeply personal record that reflects her own upbringing in Tennessee, including the prejudices and injustices that she witnessed as a child that continue to impact her life to this day. According to Rae, "this album was born out of a need to do some healing work in my personal life, in order to address some fears and patterns of mine to allow my true feelings to come to the surface."
Recorded in the dead of winter in an old Franciscan monastery on Wisconsin’s Fox River, the isolated environment created the perfect setting for Rae and her bandmates to track these genre-busting songs, using the chapel and other unique spaces within the cavernous building to explore new sonic boundaries, all while continuing to showcase the hypnotic vocals and song-serving restraint that have become her trademark.
LATE KING DAISY
Late King Daisy is the new project from A. Dyjecinski. Dyjecinski has been focused on creating his new project, stockpiling songs and developing his craft for an album to be released in 2020. In a sense, over time, the songs have come to take on an identity of their own. As he explains. “I feel it deserves it’s own identity moving forward. The name feels like ‘me’ rather than a character that I inhabit, yet allows for an important separation and development.”
Lucky attendees of recent low key London shows have witnessed some startling performances, and the buzz is building…