Grouper this week announced details of ‘Shade’, her first full-length album in three years.
To be released on October 22 via Kranky, ‘Shade’ collects nine songs written over the past 15 years.
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Thematically, ‘Shade’ will be about the coast, both literally and poetically, and the respite we can draw from it. It’s an exploration of how location can form a person, how we frame ourselves by our locations, and how esoteric things like memory and experiences map our own psychogeographies.
Grouper, the nom de plume of Liz Harris, released the album’s lead single ‘Unclean mind’ this week, a track full of layered vocals, close harmonies and intimate guitar. Typically stripped back and contemplative, it’s everything we’ve come to love and expect for a Grouper track.Listen to ‘Unclean mind’ below, and preorder ‘Shade’ here.
Jemima Skala is Mixmag’s Weekend Editor. Follow her on TwitterRead this next: Listen to an ambient playlist curated by Nous Alpha