Joan Shelley will release the
Joan Shelley will release the self-titled follow up to her 2015 LP Over and Even on May 5th. It was recorded at The Loft in Chicago with Jeff Tweedy producing and again features guitarist Nathan Salsburg, this time with Jeff Tweedy, Spencer Tweedy and James Elkington accompanying Shelley on 11 new songs.
Hear the track “Wild Indifference” now: https://soundcloud.com/noquarterrex/joan-shelley-wild-indifference-3/s-7xeG0
Shelley says about the song: “If I had my way, every song would eventually lead to empathy. Music can take you out of your head and into your body and heart, where there’s more opportunity for empathy and a de-escalation of the dramas we make for ourselves. That’s part of the path of this one. The song is addressed to another person but circles back inward.”
Over and Even was an album of the year at NPR Music and in the Los Angeles Times. Rolling Stone gave it 4 stars, calling it “a masterfully turned set of folk reflections.”
Shelley will perform at Lincoln Center this March as part of the American Songbook series, amidst opening dates with Wilco and Richard Thompson. She will then head out on headlining tours of Ireland, the United Kingdom and the US this spring and summer.
Support Seamus Fogarty grew up in Co Mayo in the west of Ireland where he spent his early years writing songs about yellow t-shirts, women who look like dinosaurs and various other unfortunate incidents before moving to London and releasing his debut album God Damn You Mountain on revered Scottish indie label Fence Records on 2012. Hailed by the Irish Times as ‘one of the best Irish albums of recent years’, it was critically acclaimed on its release leading to a slot on the main stage of The Green Man festival in Wales and extensive UK & European tours with the likes of James Yorkston, Pictish Trail and Malcolm Middleton (Arab Strap)
An EP, “Ducks & Drakes”, followed in 2015, this time on Lost Map Records. Gideon Coe from BBC6 Music proclaimed the title track to be ‘one of the songs of the summer‘ while Max Rheinheart from BBC Radio 3’s Late Junction proclaimed it the work of an ‘Electroacoustic Wickerman’. A new album is due out later this year
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