RIYL: Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, Sleater-Kinney, and tUne-Yards

Label: Empty Cellar Records

The Shes are back with a cool little vinyl package here. Their second album titled “all female rock and roll quartet” complete with quotation marks is here! The melodic garage rock sounds is here, but it’s not your regular piece of wax this go around.

The LP is gapless with continuous audio (there are seamless interludes and no silence between tracks). There are still cue markers between the songs for needle placement when DJing or otherwise selecting tracks. Also comes with a 28 – panel 12×12″ art and lyrics book

If you know me, you know that I love a gimmick!

The Details

About "all female rock and roll quartet", by The She's:

With their respective tongues in their respective cheeks, Sami, Hannah, Eva, and Sinclair of The She’s proudly present to you their second LP - "all female rock and roll quartet". This time The She’s are behind the wheel, self-producing this release with counsel and encouragement from tUne-Yards’ Merrill Garbus.

Lyrically, The She’s deliver a more mature, grounded, and self-aware album than ever before. Their storytelling is cathartic and relatable. Across twelve tracks, The She’s examine themes of guilt, heartbreak, disappointment, frustration, yearning, and acceptance. The She’s effortlessly balance lyrical sophistication and bluntness, like in “Death Dreams” when Sami plainly asserts, “hate how you treat the air like you’ll find your breath in it somewhere.”

Tonally, "all female rock and roll quartet" strays a bit from earlier releases. Drawing inspiration from Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, Sleater-Kinney, and tUne-Yards, TheShe’s have officially leveled up in terms of sonic experimentation and eccentricity. From the blown-out wall of blistering guitars in “Ashes”, to the trance-inducing ebb and flow of the rhythm section in “Sorry”, to the spacious, angelic build up of vocal, guitars, and percussion in “Holly”, The She’s second LP offers up a plentiful spread of compelling tones and arrangements for listeners to lose themselves in.

"all female rock and roll quartet" is not what long time fans of The She’s might expect. Some time has passed since their last release, and it seems as though they’ve been through some stuff since then. Sonically raw, this album is a vulnerable and honest depiction of who The She’s are now. "all female rock and roll quartet" boasts a new level of confidence and creativity in their songwriting, storytelling, and musicianship; willingly letting moments go unresolved and letting loose ends hang with intention and certainty.

First vinyl pressing limited to 500 LPs including a limited edition 12x12 28 -panel art/lyrics book featuring artwork by feat. original artwork from 11 women who inspire the band including their moms, sisters and musicians and visual artists. Also available worldwide on CD and digital.


Band: Samantha Perez, Hannah Valente, Eva Treadway & Sinclair Riley (SHES)
Engineer: Grace Coleman at Different Fur
Mentor: Merrill Garbus (TuneYards)
Mastering: Piper Payne
Artwork: Nancy Valente, Lisa Treadway, Joanne Riley, Amelia Jane Perez, Shelby Drabman, Shannon Bodrogi, Candi Kinyobi, Megan Badilla, Karli Helm, Hannah Wednesday, Talia Khayat and Sara Gibbs

Price $18

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