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VERA SOLA RELEASES DEBUT ALBUM “SHADES” TODAY!

VERA SOLA’S “VICIOUS VIBRATO AND MERCILESS
PERSPECTIVE” (KEXP) SHINE ON DEBUT ALBUM

 “recalling PJ Harvey when most irate, with her teeth bared.”- DIY

‘SHADES,’ OUT TODAY

WATCH THE SELF-DIRECTED VIDEO FOR THE COLONY:
HERE

CURRENTLY ON TOUR IN EUROPE, WITH US DATES IN
DECEMBER INCLUDING ROUGH TRADE IN NYC AND
THE MOROCCAN LOUNGE IN LA

Today, Vera Sola releases ‘Shades,’ her self-produced debut album. Across 10
“fascinating and compelling” (DIY Mag) tracks, her “vicious vibrato, brooding instrumentation, and merciless perspective” (KEXP) make up “the perfect concoction for an experimental and honest songwriter” (The 405) as she tackles such disparate topics as white colonialism, biblical misogyny, and the generalities and subtleties of the nature of femininity.
Watch her self-directed video for “The Colony,”
praised by Rolling Stone as “the sort of song that Quentin Tarantino soundtracks are made for: cooly retro and rooted inspaghetti
-western desert soul”:
https://youtu.be/1nqJFlm0Ug0
A longtime member of Elvis Perkins’ band, Vera Sola strikes out on her own with a meticulous verve: Recorded at Native Sound Studio in St. Louis, Vera wrote, played, and arranged all of the music on ‘Shades.’ Additionally, she directed and edited all of the accompanying music videos and either hand-made or designed all of her performance wardrobe. This dedication to detail extends to so much more. Vera incorporates a wide array of instruments — donkey’s jaw, goat hooves, gunfire, Kenyan sistrum, chains, broken glass, selenite and more — to create a uniquely haunting atmosphere that is more foley than folk. And the different stories she tells in these songs are sophisticated in a way that gives away her Harvard Literature degree.
Says Vera Sola about ‘Shades’:
“This record is the direct result of my reality, personal and global, going up in a dark and disorienting and sad and often very funny blaze. There wasn’t any template. No genre or style I was going for. When I finally
talked myself into making it, I thought I’d have friends come in and contribute, but the nature of things drew me ultimately towards playing and arranging it all myself. So there was very little external input. As such, it’s an unbroken vessel of my own energy, for better or worse. It was pure expression without expectation.”
Vera Sola is currently on tour in Europe and performs at Rough Trade NYC on
December 3rd and LA’s Moroccan Lounge on December17th .
Full tour dates below,
2019 dates to be announced soon.
PRAISE FOR ‘SHADES’

“The sort of song that Quentin Tarantino soundtracks are made for: coolly retro
and rooted in spaghetti-western desert soul…for fansof: Nancy Sinatra, Nicole
Atkins and civil disobedience.” – Rolling Stone

“A vicious vibrato over brooding instrumentation that feels like it could’ve come
from a long-lost spaghetti western classic…The clatter of the rhythms and Sola’s
merciless perspective of white colonialism is powerful in itself” – KEXP

“Veering from the personal to the profound, Shades is a darkly poetic
confrontation of modern turmoil… It’s hard to believe it is the work of just one
person.” – The Line of Best Fit

“A masterful story-teller that exudes an effortless mystique.”
The Line of Best Fit

“A unique new voice to the indie folk scene…[Vera Sola’s] spectral elegies are as
unique as her backstory would suggest.” – FLOOD Magazine

“Vera Sola twists the singer-songwriter rulebook in fascinating directions”
DIY Mag

“That dark, quiet, folky realm that fans of Marissa Nadler will probably dig”
Brooklyn Vegan

“The perfect concoction for an experiential and honest songwriter” – The 405

‘SHADES’ TRACKLIST:
1. Virgils Flowers
2. The Colony
3. Small Minds
4. Circles
5. For
6. Black Rhino Enterprises
7. Loving, Loving
8. The Cage
9. By Mothlight
10. New Nights

TOUR DATES:
NOV 06 Mainz, Germany @ Schon Schön
NOV 08 Utrecht, Netherlands @ Le Guess Who? Fest
NOV 10 Cologne, Germany @ King Georg
NOV 11 Hamburg, Germany @ Uebel & Gefährlich
NOV 13 Nottingham,United Kingdom @ Rough Trade Nottingham
NOV 14 London, United Kingdom @ The Shacklewell Arms
NOV 15 London, United Kingdom @ Rough Trade East
NOV 16 Paris, France @ Silencio
NOV 17 Lyon, France @ Grrrnd Zero
NOV 19 Luxembourg, Luxembourg @ Rotondes
NOV 20 Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Kelder Paradiso
NOV 21 Valencia, Spain @ 16 Toneladas
NOV 22 Barcelona, Spain @ Razzmatazz
NOV 23 Madrid, Spain @ Sala 0
DEC 03 Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade
DEC 12 Seattle, WA @ Columbia City Theater
DEC 13 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
DEC 15 San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
DEC 17 Los Angeles, CA @ Moroccan Lounge
DEC 18 San Diego, CA @ the Soda Bar

LISTEN HERE

WOOING are ready for you!

Wooing just finished a fun mini-tour of Texas with WAVVES, and played the sold out Elsewhere 1 year Anniversary show with Beach Fossils and WAVVES on 10/31… if you slept on those, fear not, they will be back for you soon!

is a track of beautiful contrasts; there’s an intensity to the insistent guitar line and pounding tom-heavy rhythms, that perfectly juxtaposes the lightness of the vocals and the swirling, hazy quality of the production.” –  For the Rabbits 
check out the Video for new single Could Have Been 
Pre-order for the ltd edition red vinyl 7″ from Kanine here: https://wooing.bandcamp.com/

Streaming here: http://smarturl.it/theclouds

Alexis Taylor comes back around with a FACE BURNING edit of  his single “Suspicious of You” from Tim Goldsworthy”

“one of the most quietly compelling voices in music.” – VULTURE

“Beautiful Thing is Taylor’s most rounded and intriguing solo work to date” – POP MATTERS

“The layers of sound Taylor presents are sumptuous, full of tossed-off licks of piano and guitar that gather into motifs more deluxe than his recent solo work but far scruffier than Hot Chip.” – PITCHFORK

“a rollicking alternate-universe reincarnation of the electronic music class clowns as a power-pop group.” – NPR on “Oh Baby”

Earlier this year saw the release of Alexis Taylor’s Beautiful Thing; an album produced by Tim Goldsworthy (DFA/Mo Wax/UNKLE), it marked the first time Alexis had worked with a producer on a solo record. That collaboration continues as we share a new Tim Goldsworthy edit of album track “Suspicious of Me.” The new edit is accompanied by a video by Edwin Burdis.

Watch the video for “Suspicious of Me (Tim Goldsworthy edit)” HERE
Stream “Suspicious of Me (Tim Goldsworthy edit)” HERE

Black Lips and Ice Age are on tour together NOW!

they have this SICK split 7″ that you can only get at shows, so forgo spending that cash on drugs and get your ticket now!
TOUR DATES:

11/09 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
11/10 – Pomona, CA @ The Glass House
11/11 – Tustin, CA @ Marty’s on Newport
11/12 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent Theater
11/13 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
11/14 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom
11/16 – Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater
11/17 – Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
11/18 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall Downstairs
11/19 – New Orleans, LA @ One-Eyed Jacks
11/20 – Birmingham, AL @ Saturn # ^
11/23 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl # ^
11/24 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl # ^

Check out the NEON INDIAN  video and DJ set extravaganza Dec 4- 8 at the Austin Music Video Festival 

and stay tuned for Claude Fontaine excitement!!

We know your brain is about to explode from all the great news, and you cant wait to listen to all the awesome links above, but  heres one for when you are coming down… have a great fall!
XO
Leg up! team

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