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!
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 Sheâ€™s proudly present to you their second LP - "all female rock and roll quartet". This time The Sheâ€™s are behind the wheel, self-producing this release with counsel and encouragement from tUne-Yardsâ€™ Merrill Garbus.
Lyrically, The Sheâ€™s deliver a more mature, grounded, and self-aware album than ever before. Their storytelling is cathartic and relatable. Across twelve tracks, The Sheâ€™s examine themes of guilt, heartbreak, disappointment, frustration, yearning, and acceptance. The Sheâ€™s effortlessly balance lyrical sophistication and bluntness, like in â€śDeath Dreamsâ€ť when Sami plainly asserts, â€śhate how you treat the air like youâ€™ll find your breath in it somewhere.â€ť
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, TheSheâ€™s have officially leveled up in terms of sonic experimentation and eccentricity. From the blown-out wall of blistering guitars in â€śAshesâ€ť, to the trance-inducing ebb and flow of the rhythm section in â€śSorryâ€ť, to the spacious, angelic build up of vocal, guitars, and percussion in â€śHollyâ€ť, The Sheâ€™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 Sheâ€™s might expect. Some time has passed since their last release, and it seems as though theyâ€™ve been through some stuff since then. Sonically raw, this album is a vulnerable and honest depiction of who The Sheâ€™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
- Maybe Buy
- Not My Style
- Too Expensive