Woodsist / Mare
***CHECK STOCK!!! Received a 7.8 rating from Pitchfork. The debut release on Mare, Kevin Morby’s new imprint with Woodsist Records, Shannon Lay’s Living Water is an instant classic. Recorded by Emmet Kelly (Cairo Gang, Bonnie Prince Billy, Ty Segall) in his Los Angeles home studio, this is an album where the room reacts to the music taking shape around it. Lay’s voice transcends time and space. One can’t tell if she’s old or new, if she’s sitting next to you, on a mountain top, or down in some canyon. Her second album to be released in 2017, she is a prolific songwriter, who lives and breathes melody, with guitar skills to boot. Despite its fourteen tracks, the album comes in well under forty minutes, but like Pink Moon or Just Another Diamond Day before it, this is music so potent it exists outside the realms of time—in a world specific only to itself and the new feelings it creates.
All This Life Goin' Down
Do Not Disturb
***SHANNON LAY is a songwriter from Southern California, best known for playing in FEELS (Castle Face); in 2015 she started playing solo shows and releasing voice memos online and was approached by BRIAN LEE HUGHES to record an album. Her first self-titled vinyl release is a collection of songs that mark the beginning of a never ending journey. Stay tuned. Edition of 500 copies. Includes a download.