ZOE BOEKBINDER – SHADOW is at Top 200 Radio Now!!!

I first had the joy of working with Zoe Boekbinder (who uses they/them pronouns) on their album Darling Specimens in 2011, as well as on a tour they did with pal Mal Blum in 2012. Since then, they’ve had a lot of really interesting life stuff happen, like spending a bunch of time writing songs with inmates at New Folsom Prison, moving to New Orleans, and most recently, wrapping up a European tour. I’m so excited to bring you this record!! It’s Zoe’s most personal ever, and I’d argue that also in some ways makes it their most universal, like much of the most exquisitely specific art is.

(Last name pronunciation key: book-binder, like a person who binds books. But make sure to spell it BOEK not BOOK!)




In 2005, Zoe Boekbinder (who uses they/them pronouns) formed a band, with sister Kim Boekbinder, called Vermillion Lies. Over the five years that they played together, they released two albums.

In 2009 Zoe released a solo album, Artichoke Perfume, recorded with friend and producer Cesar Alvarez in Brooklyn, NY. Two years later came Darling Specimens, produced by Shenandoah Davis in Seattle, WA. In the fall of 2013, Zoe wrote, recorded, and publicly posted 100 songs in 100 days. The next album, Baby Bandit (January 2014), was recorded live onto two inch tape in Oakland, CA with cellist Danah Olivetree and violinist Dorota Szuta.

From May 2010 to December 2014, Zoe volunteered as a performer and teacher at New Folsom Prison and began working on an album of songs with songwriters, poets, and rappers who are incarcerated there. The profits from the album, which is produced by Ani DiFranco, will benefit prisoners’ rights groups.

It was at that point that Zoe took a break from touring, feeling unsure that it was what they should be doing. They didn’t make an album for four years. They barely played any shows. They’d been a full-time musician for their entire adult life, but after gaining the perspective of working in prison, Zoe started to doubt that the songs they wrote were important to the world. During this break they discovered a newfound bravery to write songs about larger issues. They wrote about feminism/violence against women, privilege, and prison abolition. They wrote about their best friend who committed suicide. The songs started to feel important. The resulting album, Shadow, is the least and most personal art they’ve ever made. It feels terrifyingly vulnerable.

Zoe resides in New Orleans, Louisiana. They’ve been known to collaborate over the years with friends including Ani DiFranco, Amanda Palmer, Jason Webley, Neil Gaiman, Mal Blum, and Mirah.

RIYL: Tuneyards, The Blow, Mal Blum, Ani DiFranco, Amanda Palmer, Dear Nora, Alela Diane, Mirah, Shenandoah Davis, Malvina Reynolds, Ane Brun

Start With: 2, 8, 4, 5                    FCC: 3 says “hard as hell”, otherwise CLEAN

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THE CITY HALL – REAL NICE & HURTFUL is at Top 200 Radio Now!!!

I met the dudes of The City Hall through a coworker pal at one of my many venue jobs, actually while working a shift at another one of those many jobs, what a world! They’re a fun Seattle indie-pop band with just a tiny bit of bite to ‘em. Several of this album’s tracks initially had swears but these are clean edits as they get to you—even on the discs! Now you’ve got nothing to worry about unless “damn” and “ass” and “hell” are a problem for your station (in which case those are noted below) – but the “real” swears are all already edited out, I promise! Spin with confidence, that’s the Band Mom Promise™. (Not a real trademark, but a real promise.) Slacker pop at its finest, just for you!

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The City Hall is a Seattle band formed by Luke Hogfoss (The Palisades) and Casey Dunau (SoccerMom). With the help of an ever-growing list of friends and collaborators, they create music that is the sonic equivalent of throwing gushers, broken camcorders, and birthday tears into an Easy-Bake oven—in other words, sugary pop with a salty aftertaste.

Real Nice & Hurtful was recorded at Hall of Justice studios, the studio owned and operated by Chris Walla of Death Cab for Cutie (where Nirvana recorded Bleach) by Mike Davis, who was recently recognized by Pitchfork for his work with The City Hall’s pals in Special Explosion.

RIYL: (Sandy) Alex G, Vampire Weekend, Saintseneca, Miniature Tigers, Bishop Allen

Start With:  6, 7, 8, 10

FCC: 4 says “damn”, 7 says “ass”, & 13 says “hell”, otherwise CLEAN

(tracks on disc AND download are already RADIO EDITS)

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The Band Mom at CBI 2018!

I was thrilled to be able to represent the Band Mom while attending and speaking at the CBI (College Broadcasters, Inc) conference in Seattle this past weekend!

I spoke on a panel called “How Your Station Can Get More From The Music Industry”:

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With my pals Eva, Oscar, and David:


Had a lively conversation about using data to help with promoter/station relationships, met a few lovely station reps, and had a great time! Thanks CBI!

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If you haven’t checked out the new 5-song EP by El Radio Fantastique (band name pronunciation key: “El Ray-dee-oh Fan-tas-teek”), these guys are about to be your new favorite classic-rock-influenced indie band from California. They especially remind me a lot of Pulp, in a real good way. They first reached my ears on the recommendation of Grammy-winning producer Jason Carmer, who also worked with my pals Kingsborough and Animal Hours. Give this bad boy a listen if you haven’t yet—I had quite a few hard copies to work with on this one, so it’s pretty likely you’ve got one waiting there for you if you’re at a college or non-commercial radio station (especially a NACC-reporting one)!





El Radio Fantastique is the band that would be playing at Salvadore Dali’s birthday party. They are the band that defies all labels and description, that floats effortlessly across genres while always conveying a sense of cinematic drama, reckless abandon, and broken beauty. Through lush arrangements, driving rhythms and pop hooks, the dynamic swell of emotion that emanates from this group is undeniably deep. If Anton LaVey, Frank Sinatra and David Bowie dropped acid in New Orleans and had an orgy with The Beatles, their unholy offspring would be El Radio Fantastique.

The band hails from Point Reyes Station, CA and is led by its founder, Giovanni Di Morente. Channeling disparate past experiences as a grave digger, dumpster diver, and pop star (of the 80s band Times Two), DiMorente fancies the broken and the crooked, and he celebrates them with sublime melody and passion. Di Morente and the other members of El Radio Fantastique have bonds that go back to childhood. This deep connection manifests itself in their sound and in the familiar spell they cast onstage. Co-produced by Grammy winner Jason CarmerOutside of Space and Time captures the band’s wild, beautiful, and ghostly essence.

**band name pronunciation key: “El Ray-dee-oh Fan-tas-teek”

RIYL: Pulp, The Beatles, David Bowie, T. Rex

Start With: 1, 2                    FCC CLEAN

El Radio Fantastique - Photo by Matt Gallagher

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Folky rocker Chet Vincent is out in the world via Misra Records (one of my favorite labels to work with: the bad bois who also brought you Melaena Cadiz and Anthonie Tonnon), and he is so great. Reminds me quite a bit of classic folky-rocker stuff like The Band or Neil Young, or I often catch glimpses of contemporary Langhorne Slim in there too. Super easy to love, and from recent experience I can tell ya this record works great as a jam on a long road trip. Too much rock for just your folk charts (in my opinion), and I didn’t have many hard copies of this one to work with so odds are higher than usual that this came your way as a download. Check your station’s email and grab it today!!

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Misra Records

Not every great songwriter is prolific, and certainly not every prolific songwriter is great—but those who qualify as both tend to face a common challenge: How do you sort and classify a body of work that might span moods, styles and genres? What goes together, and what goes where?

Chet Vincent—frontman of The Big Bend and longtime notable in the pool of singer-songwriters in his hometown of Pittsburgh—has been living something of a double life on account of just that problem. There’s Chet the rock singer, leading the increasingly loud and raucous Big Bend on an entropic path over the years. Then there’s what you might call Chet the folk singer, honing his craft in the quieter corners of town, palling around with singer-songwriters who might not even realize The Big Bend exists.

Vincent’s latest effort, Where the Earth Opens Wide, is a product of the latter Chet, though you might say it bridges the gap between the two. For the nine-track album, out now on Misra Records, Vincent dipped into both his catalog of solo tunes and an impressive crew of collaborators from across the city’s music community.

The songs themselves are simple, in a way: they were, after all, written for guitar and voice only. To avoid the trap of overly simple folk songs—the ones that all start to blend together halfway through an album—Vincent began to experiment as a writer, changing up tunings, for example, and exploring varied song structures.

He then took the songs, optimized for just one musician, and took them into the studio (Alex Herd’s Thunderbird House, in Pittsburgh) to flesh them out with a full band of ringers: Nathan Zoob of Wreck Loose, James Hart of the Harlan Twins, standup bass-around-town Trish Imbrogno, and a handful of other known quantities.

The album that results is at once familiar and original—familiar not because it sounds like Vincent’s other band, but because it draws from reference points like Neil Young, George Harrison and The Band. It’s sonically interesting, playing with echo and effects to create moods a solo artist can’t alone. At its heart, though, it’s still a roots-centered record, on a level bringing to mind what happened when John Cale hired the core of Little Feat to back him on Paris 1919: an album that stretches the boundaries of tradition, but refuses to abandon it.

RIYL: John Prine, Neil Young, George Harrison, Crosby Stills Nash & Young, Langhorne Slim, The Band, Bob Dylan

Start With: 2, 4, 8                   FCC CLEAN


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You’re already loving the new EP by COACH PHILLIPS, right?? Chill male/female-vox indie pop with some garage/slacker-rock vibes, straight from my suddenly-now-sunny home of Seattle. Or another excellent way to describe it came from the wonderful Tori at WUOG: “such a great synthesis of tweemo and post-country”. YES. I also love how Kaili McDonald of WLOY described a favorite track: “’Lake MI (Dream),’ like the whole EP, is really really great.” TRUE. I actually was lucky enough to work as a house manager for a show they played recently (via one of my other jobs!), and see them play live for my first time. They covered Jay Som which led to my realization that Jay Som is totally a solid RIYL band for these guys. (I know it’s a white guy on the EP cover but just FYI while I’m comparing this band to Jay Som, and because recognizing & representing WOC musicians is important, I’ll note that there’s a v cool Asian-American woman who gets pretty equal time as bandleader/singer when ya see Coach Phillips live!) This EP keeps on climbing the NACC charts: we’ve spent 4 weeks on the Top 200 so far (after hitting #19 Most Added in Week 1), so far peaking at #142. YEAH!! This band came to me via the recommendation of 2015 Band Mom artist San Juan, and then I later found out that Coach Phillips’ drummer, Chet, also played in 2015 Band Mom band Pocket Panda! Seattle’s music scene isn’t quite THAT small of a world but on the other hand I guess sometimes it is. Anyway I’d locate this band’s sound somewhere between Melbourne’s Dick Diver and Seattle’s own Car Seat Headrest (with that added pinch of Jay Som to taste). Highly recommended! And it’s only a 5 track EP so it doesn’t take a lot for you to dig into it – what are you waiting for?!

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Coach Phillips is a Seattle-based indie pop/rock band currently comprised of Wade Phillips, Jessica Kim, and Chet Baughman. Founded in the summer of 2017, Coach Phillips was fused when Wade and Chet moved into Fremont’s historic Fitch/Nutt house, Jess moved into a house just down the street, and a series of house-shows followed shortly after.

With less than a year under their belt, the band’s maturity belies its youth. Prior to Coach Phillips’s formation, Wade spent years developing a solo set that culminated in the midst of a traumatic breakup (which found him sleeping on friends’ couches before eventually moving into a Seattle community center). Impressed with the raw emotion in Wade’s songwriting after watching a set that was accompanied by classmate Jess, Chet—a classically trained saxophonist—decided he wanted in on the project and quickly picked up the drums to round out the group.

The Learning How to Swim EP is the debut release from Coach Phillips, and was recorded at the Fitch/Nutt house with the help of former bassist and Chicago-based recording engineer Justice Reed; the EP is characterized by guitar-driven songs which feature a mix of witty, romantic, and melancholic lyrics that tackle life’s numerous growing pains.

“Now this is one low-slung piece of jangle pop…” – Kevin Hugger, MP3 Hugger
“An infectious sound oozing positivity” – Xune Mag

RIYL: Jay Som, Fountains of Wayne, Ratboys, Dick Diver,  The Obsessives, Waxahatchee, Weezer, Pavement, Cloud Nothings,  Pocket Panda, Car Seat Headrest

Start With: 1, 2, 3                   FCC CLEAN


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GOOD FIELD – SURFACE TENSION is at Top 200 Radio Now!!!!

My dear old pals from Austin, GOOD FIELD, are really killin’ it lately! This is their third record, and the second one I’ve worked (I missed the one in the middle), so some of you may remember this awesome band from past campaigns (whoa that one went for adds almost exactly 6 years ago! Ok I know not many of you have radio memories that long) or how bout that show I once put on where David Byrne showed up in a room of about 100 people (true story) or this other show I put on a year later that also featured their pal Ramesh from Voxtrot?! Anyway it doesn’t matter if you haven’t been following along with all that deep Band Mom history: in my totally unbiased humble opinion, this is their best work yet! Fuzzy psychy groovy guitar pop at its finest. Think War on Drugs x Yo La Tengo. Also fyi members of this band have had past associations with Brazos and White Denim and The Early Tapes. And they’re so good!!

It’s not often that I can say one of my bands has been on the NACC charts for every single week of its run, but so far (5 weeks in) that is the case!! After tying for #20 Most Added, it then climbed the NACC Top 200 to peak so far at #88! I’m totally pumped about this but I still think we can do even better, especially since their last record I worked peaked at #69 (nice) on CMJ, so that’s my number to beat—do you think we can hit it this week?? Let’s give it a try!!

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“We don’t want to be famous, we just wanna stay right here. And that’s what makes us happy.” Sure, it’s a damned lie, but one told with a convincing poker face at the outset of “Ordinary People.”

On their third full-length release, though they’ll dismiss the first two as shoddy little home recordings, Good Field sounds like a band that’s found a comfortable number of beats per minute in which to weave their warm-toned, melodic pop with fuzzy guitar hooks. Confidence looks good on a band that does far too little of its own bell-ringing for any promoter’s taste. It doesn’t hurt when you have Jim Eno (Spoon, Father John Misty) at the sound board and James Petralli (White Denim) on hand to curate some of the rangy noise creatures hatched on the creative retreats where the band claims to do the bulk of its writing.

The creative process for Surface Tension was unique in the fact that it was written almost entirely on these retreats to remote cabins and ranches in West Texas. There’s not a hint of irony or rehashed hippie new ageism with this though, no yoga mats or hot stone massages. Plenty of weed, armadillos and San Saba sunsets, mixed with all-nighter recording sessions for Paul Price (guitar & vocals), Michael McLeod (bass), Esteban Cruz (drums), and Kyle Robertson (keys). All this to capture a simple melodic idea or groove to warehouse for later refinement.

The resulting album, Surface Tension, has as much sonic DNA in common with The Animals or Yo La Tengo as it does The War on Drugs or Deerhunter. In the way that it features simple, deep-voiced compositions with mostly live tracked rhythm sections (quarterbacked by Justin Douglas [Michael Jackson, Celine Dion], and mastered by Alex Wharton [Radiohead, My Bloody Valentine] at Abbey Road Studios), the record rounds the nostalgic bases, but with no winks to belie the passing gestures to the resin on Tom Petty’s roach clip.

“Most of the time, there’s a raw grit tapered with  smooth hooks that recalls the best elements  of  the Strokes, but it’s undercut by a laid back groove that feels like Yo La Tengo. The fact that  it’s such a nuanced blend of these kinds of bands keeps Good Field’s sound fresh and distinct.” – POP PRESS INTL 

RIYL: Wilco,  Midlake, Grizzly Bear,  Brazos, Yo La Tengo, The War on Drugs, Deerhunter

Start With: 1, 6, 5, 9
FCC: 8 says “hot as hell” and “goddamn”; otherwise CLEAN

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AND, don’t miss Good Field (and me with them) at SXSW!!

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Industry Interview with NACC!

Oh hello! NACC – the current charting authority/defacto central hub of my little corner of the community-radio music biz – asked me some questions, and I took the opportunity to blather on at length and also mention Third Eye Blind two times. Now it’s a little profile included on their Community page that you can read and make fun of me for. Here it is!Screenshot_20180123-175126

FRIENDSHIP – SHOCK OUT OF SEASON is at Top 200 Radio Now!!!

I am so excited that my final priority of 2017 is Friendship, from Philadelphia (via Owen Ashworth’s Orindal Records)! This record is SO GOOD. I’m super lucky to get to get to associate myself even this little bit with it. Also their band name is very on brand, both for The Band Mom and for the fact that it went for adds at Thanksgiving. Pretty great. AND(!!!), this band includes not one but TWO former college radio music directors (sup WVAU and WICB!!). It really belongs here!! My first impression was that the sound falls right in between the music of Mark Kozelek (Sun Kil Moon) and that of Ashworth’s own (Advance Base/Casiotone for the Painfully Alone). Introspective folky bedroom pop with lots of interesting musical touches and conversational-storytelling lyrics. Stereogum and BrooklynVegan are already on board, so what are you waiting for?!

This record is my second in a row here that’s DIGITAL-ONLY, so don’t wait for a hard copy, but run don’t walk to yr nearest link from your email (or check in with me for that if you work at a radio station and don’t have it) and snag that thing today! (You could also start by checking out a gorgeous new video, shot on 35mm in their hometown of Philly, if yr so inclined.) (Incidentally: sorry so many of my records lately have been download-only. I know that while for some of you it’s your preference, it’s harder on many of you, and it’s not my preference or my first recommendation to my bands – if you’re new to The Band Mom, I want to assure you it’s not my norm. But sometimes it’s the only option to make it work for the band financially, and if it’s a choice between that or not sending it to radio at all, I hope you can understand why it goes this way! Help prove me right that it’s still worth doing it this way, by downloading and spinning this wonderful work!!)

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Orindal Records

Friendship is a Philadelphia-based band currently comprised of Dan Wriggins, Peter Gill, Mike Cormier, Evangeline Krajewski, and Jon Samuels.

Gill, Cormier, and Wriggins, all originally from Maine, began performing as Friendship in 2015, when they shared an apartment in Philadelphia. They released an LP, You’re Going to Have to Trust Me, on Burst and Bloom Records in late 2015, and an EP, F/V Hope in 2017 with Philadelphia’s Sleeper Records.

Friendship’s new album, Shock Out of Season, comes out November 3, 2017 on Orindal Records (the label run by Owen Ashworth of Advance Base/Casiotone for the Painfully Alone). It is a collection of songs about work, friends, love, and loneliness, lifted by synthesizer, pedal steel, and Rhodes piano, and set against a combination of live and programmed drums.

Wriggins’ lyrics reflect conversation, humor, and calamity. They stress his characters’ unmediated involvement in each other’s lives, which transcends and is frustrated by their failed communications. These tensions are expanded by the band’s twisted articulation of Americana – waves of ambient pedal steel, droning synthesizers and drum machines, vibraphone, electric piano, and percussion surge and fall alongside minimal guitar and bass patterns.

RIYL: Mark Kozelek/Sun Kil Moon, Vic Chesnutt, Bill Callahan/(smog),  Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Lambchop, David Bazan/Pedro the Lion, Advance Base/Casiotone for the Painfully Alone, Majical Cloudz, Florist, Lomelda, Told Slant

Start With: 1, 2, 3, 5                                      FCC 6, 7

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“Friendship are a Philly-based band centered around Dan Wriggins’ narrative pull. His stories tend to be long-winded but confined to small moments, and the rest of the band…play into this in an unobtrusive but all-encompassing way.” – Stereogum

“Coupled with Wriggins’ conversational, almost stream of consciousness-style delivery, they manage to create a kind of flipped Americana. If classic folk rock is a space in which an artist can align the incongruities of their lives into some pure, cathartic communication on a channel to which everyone is tuned, then Friendship’s version is the sound when the various parts never quite match up, the narrator left to broadcast on his own frequency in the hope that someone might receive his garbled drift. “ – Various Small Flames

Friendship is a band based in Philadelphia that’s been dubbed “alt” or freak folk by some, experimental by many. Their sounds range from lo-fi DIY, to rambling lyrics that rival The Mountain Goats. Comparisons aside, Wriggins’ lyrics are all at once deadpan and sentimental, delivered with an attention to wordplay and an apprehension that keeps you on your toes. – Paste

“quiet, humble-yet-deep indie pop” – BrooklynVegan



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SHENANDOAH DAVIS – SOUVENIRS is at Top 200 Radio Now!!!

Alert!!! BZZT!!!! [Airhorn sound!!!!]

My next add is by one of my all-time favorite people, and it’s her first album in six years!! Some of you who’ve been paying attention to Band Mom goings-on for an extra long time might remember my dear friend Shenandoah Davis from her last record The Company We Keep, which I sent out to radio way back in the olden days of 2011. This new one is called Souvenirs and it is so great!! She’s 6 years older, 6 years wiser and more sophisticated, and to be honest it shows in the music. Despite all that growing up, I’m not sure I can describe it any better than I did back in 2011, when I put it thusly: “it’s totally beautiful and idiosyncratic and her voice is kind of like Joanna Newsom’s or Regina Spektor’s – particularly in that it ranges from warbly/weirdy to the more classically agreed-upon idea of ‘lovely’ – in fact she is a trained opera singer! But I would not describe her music as ‘operatic’ in any sense except that it is poetic, deeply emotional, and beautiful.” A lovely Pitchfork review, coincidentally written by another old pal of mine, also really nails it. Check out this pull quote: “Beyond its emotional dexterity, the sound of Souvenirs is astoundingly well-rounded, as Davis’ wise-beyond-her-years lyrics mesh seamlessly with lush orchestral instrumentation and a strikingly high-pitched, classically-trained voice that lies somewhere between Joanna Newsom, Joni Mitchell, and some shivering lovelorn aria”. Awwww yeah. ACCURATE!

This record is DIGITAL-ONLY, so don’t wait for a hard copy, but run don’t walk to yr nearest link from your email (or check in with me for it if you work at a radio station and don’t have it) and grab that ish! (You could also start by checking out a gorgeous new video if yr so inclined.) Also she has now embarked on her massive national tour so stay tuned, and if you’d like to meet her while she’s passing by near you I bet we can make that happen! Tour dates below.




Plume Records

Seattle-based musician Shenandoah Davis is thrilled to announce her third full-length record, Souvenirs, out September 8th on Plume Records. Davis has spent the last decade releasing music and touring the globe, gaining acclaim from fans and fellow musicians for her unique, piano-driven orchestral pop. Recorded and produced in a Brooklyn apartment, Souvenirs finds Davis going back through past relationships and personal experiences, picking out “moments both significant and insignificant that had gotten stuck in my head for one reason or another,” she shares.

“And you know how to find Northern lights / and you know how to fight wildfires / and you know the Latin names for every tree / but you don’t know me,” Shenandoah Davis sings on the fourth track of her forthcoming third full-length record, Souvenirs. The song, “Gold Coast,” is one of the album’s many peaks in poetic, yet direct lyricism, showcasing Davis’ astounding ability to distill even the tiniest moment, to pinpoint even the smallest of feelings, and spin them into a dynamic narrative that instantly reels us in.

Shenandoah Davis grew up attached to the piano. Being homeschooled, she’d spend each day racing through her lessons so she’d have time to practice for as long as possible. After graduating from the University of Northern Colorado with a degree in opera performance, she packed up and moved to Seattle to pursue their music/arts scene. Davis has been based in Seattle for ten years now, but has spent nearly half of that time away from home, touring throughout North America and the globe both in support of her solo music as well as part of other bands. This extensive touring and DIY work ethic led Davis to write articles and publish zines, giving detailed advice to fellow musicians based on her own experiences recording and on the road, covering topics such as “The Art of Gratitude” and “Things That Will Probably Happen To You On Tour.” Her most recent full-length, 2011’s The Company We Keep (which peaked at #113 on CMJ’s Top 200), took her to New Zealand, Australia, and Portugal, and also led to coveted slots opening for The Lumineers, Laura Marling, Angel Olsen, and Martha Wainwright, to name a few.

Souvenirs is a breakup album, but not in the traditional sense. Recorded and produced by Sam Miller in his Brooklyn apartment, it delves into breakups both personal and professional, romantic and platonic, intimate and inanimate, shedding light upon seemingly inconsequential occurrences and illuminating their greater meanings and potential consequences in our lives. Its message is amplified by masterful vocals, driving piano, and sweeping orchestral arrangements, with horns and strings that were recorded at the College of St. Rose in Albany, New York, where Davis’ younger sister had been studying.

In reviewing these breakup moments and putting them into song, Davis realized she had created a new kind of souvenir collection, snapshots of time and emotion that had previously gotten lost along the way. In doing so, Davis has crafted a record that is both deeply personal and wildly relatable, leaving listeners with the room we so crave for self-application and reflection, while solidifying her voice as a powerful and prominent songwriter.

All upcoming tour dates listed below.

RIYL: Mitski, Laura Marling, Angel Olsen, Martha Wainwright, Joanna Newsom, Regina Spektor

Start With: 2, 1, 5, 7                                FCC CLEAN

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9/07 – Seattle, WA @ Gallery 1412

9/08 – Seattle, WA @ Everyday Music

9/09 – Seattle, WA @ Gallery 1412

9/10 – Seattle, WA @ Gallery 1412

9/16 – Portland, OR @ Alberta St. Pub w/Ritchie Young

9/17 – Ashland, OR @ House Show

9/19 – Sacramento, CA @ Eye St. Co-op – facebook event

9/20 – Bolinas, CA @ Gospel Flat Farmstand

9/21 – San Francisco, CA @ House Show

9/22 – Oakland, CA @ House Show – facebook event

9/23 – Boulder Creek, CA @ Lille Aeske w/Nick Jaina – facebook event

9/24 – Santa Cruz, CA @ House Show

9/27 – Los Angeles, CA @ House Show

9/28 – Los Angeles, CA @ HM157 w/Eliza Rickman – facebook event

10/01 – Flagstaff, AZ @ Firecreek Coffee – facebook event

10/02 – Tucson, AZ @ House Show

10/03 – Las Cruces, NM @ Art Obscura

10/04 – Santa Fe, NM @ Zephyr

10/06 – Denver, CO @ Ubisububi

10/07 – Silver Plume, CO @ Bread Bar

10/08 – Ft. Collins, CO @ Wolverine Publick House

10/09 – Boulder, CO @ House Show

10/10 – Lincoln, NE @ 1867 Bar

10/11 – Omaha, NE @ Reverb

10/12 – Iowa City, Iowa @ Public Space One

10/13 – Rock Island, IL @ Rozz-Tox

10/14 – Chicago, IL @ Cafe Mustache

10/15 – Chicago, IL @ Sofar Sounds House Show



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