RIYL: Big Thief, Angel Olsen, Hazel English, Julien Baker
Label: Polyvinyl Records
Anna Burch is an up and coming singer/songwriter who just signed with Polyvinyl and is putting out her debut album Quit The Curse. There is an early bird edition available that is posted here. Check her out and see if this is up your alley.
Though the deceptively complex pop of Quit the Curse marks the debut of Anna Burch, itâ€™s anything but the green first steps of a fledgling new artist. The Detroit singer/songwriter has been visible for the better part of her years-long career singing in Frontier Ruckus, or more recently co-fronting Failed Flowers, but somewhere along the way a vibrant collection of solo material slowly began taking form.
Growing up in Michigan, Burchâ€™s fixation with music transitioned from a childhood of Disney and Carole King sing-alongs to more typically “angsty” teenage years spent covering Bright Eyes and Fiona Apple at open mic nights. By 18 she was deep into the lifestyle of the touring musician, juggling all the regular trials and changes of young life while on a schedule that would have her gone for months on end.
After a few whirlwind years of this, exhausted and feeling a little lost, she stepped away from music completely to attend grad school in Chicago. This respite lasted until 2014 when she moved to Detroit and found herself starting work in earnest on solo songs sheâ€™d been making casual demos of for a year or so. Friends had been encouraging her to dive into solo music, and one particularly enthusiastic friend, Chicago musician Paul Cherry, went so far as to assemble a band around scrappy phone demos to push for a fully realized album. – Polyvinyl
Early Bird LP + Digital
180-Gram Pink/White Starburst
Limited to 300.
- Maybe Buy
- Not My Style
- Too Expensive