Peep The FADER's piece on the new Whitney Ballen single here. Duncan Cooper quotes Ballen recalling her memories and feelings associated with an old partner:
“Mount Rainier tends to show itself on the days we need it most here, at least for me it does,” Whitney, who’s from Washington, says. “It's a casual reminder of the things that linger in an ever-changing world. Rainier was the view from an ex's dining room window (before it was sold for condos), where the housemates would sit and drink crafted coffee most mornings. When things go away — friends, mothers, fathers, houses, partners — we find and hold onto memories through the most mundane things. Luckily, Rainier is still here.”
You could pre-order a tape or CD of You're A Shooting Star, I'm A Sinking Ship before it's release on 8/24 here.
"Go" makes way for new beginnings for Whitney Ballen, the newest addition to the Father/Daughter roster. Her forthcoming record, You're A Shooting Star, I'm A Sinking Ship, combines elements of her two previous releases and is all sowed with unabashedly honest lyrics that make Ballen’s music equal parts visceral, vulnerable, and resilient.
"Her music evokes the the majestic beauty of the Pacific Northwest, an intense stillness broken up by the crashing of internal thoughts. “Go” is jittery and nervous — it sounds like biting your nails and breaking the skin." --Stereogum
The album’s twelve tracks are set perfectly in Ballen’s Pacific Northwest, a place collectively pictured in a romantic mist that blots out its everyday banalities. Vocally, the Washingtonian shares space with the likes of Mirah, Laura Stevenson, and Jenny O. Describing her sound, Seattle Weekly writes, “Imagine Joanna Newsom as a ghost, benevolently haunting a cabin in the woods, and you’ll get an idea...”
You're A Shooting Star, I'm A Sinking Ship will be available on both tape and CD formats and releases on 8/24.
San Francisco's Pllush celebrates the release of their first LP today! Listen to the record in full wherever you stream music, and if you like it enough, don't hesitate to order the LP on either vinyl color, as a CD, or as a part of a bundle with an exclusive Pllush t-shirt!
This record has been on repeat at the Father/Daughter office since we received the demos late last year - we're beyond stoked for you to finally hear it. Praised by Pitchfork, The Fader, NPR Music and many other publications, Pllush's Stranger to the Pain is one of our favorite releases this year.
Get up close and personal with Nadia Hulett of NADINE as she weaves and bobs seamlessly through the music around her in the newest video for her song, "Pews".
And don't forget, their tour with Remember Sports is just a few weeks away! Nab your tickets here and check out the tour dates below:
June 28 - Minneapolis, MN @ Walker Art Center
June 29 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Cooperage *
June 30 - Chicago, IL @ Subterranean Downstairs *
July 01 - Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop *
July 02 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr Roboto Project *
July 03 - Detroit, MI @ El Club *
July 04 - Toronto, ON @ The Baby G *
July 05 - Montreal, QC @ La Vitrola *
July 06 - Burlington, VT @ Speaking Volumes *
July 07 - Ithaca, NY @ The Chanticleer *
July 08 - Boston, MA @ O'Briens *
July 09 - Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Park Brewery *
July 10 - Richmond, VA @ The Camel *
July 11 - Washington, DC @ Songbyrd *
July 12 - Philadelphia, PA @ PhilaMOCA *
July 13 - Brooklyn, NY @ Union Pool (w/ Wilder Maker)
* = w/ Remember Sports