Can our Sheryl Crow fans please stand up? Esther is back with a stunning cover of Sheryl Crow's classic, "My Favorite Mistake." Recorded live to tape at The Tigermen Den in New Orleans, Esther's distinct folk stylings take center stage on the sultry, reimagined version. "When people ask what kind of music I play I generally tell them ‘country & folk’, but the truth is my band has a secret genre for my songwriting style which they call ‘60s/90s’; this weird blend of late 60s folk and early 90s alternative rock," explains Esther. "My Favorite Mistake somehow slides right into that comfort zone. My band and I had a lot of fun coming up with our own arrangement; Dan Cutler is playing that iconic guitar riff on upright bass, we slowed down the tempo, and I changed a couple words to make it a little more hopeful."
Listen to the song here and check out her planned first ever west coast tour here!
Written by Sheryl Crow (BMI) and Jeff Trott (ASCAP) Vocals: Esther Rose Fiddle: Lyle Werner Bass: Dan Cutler Lap Steel: Matt Bell Guitar & Vox: Max Bien-Kahn Drums & Vox: Cameron Snyder
In case you missed it, our little label is turning 10 years old this year. To celebrate our anniversary, we're rolling out a monthly series of features on some Father/Daughter artists. They'll tell us who they are, give us a look into the making of their record, what they've been up to since, and even hand curate a playlist for us to soundtrack this 10 year anniversary party with. Our first entry in the series goes back 2011. Get some insight into the origin story of Jordan Lee (Mutual Benefit) and his half on the split LP, FD-004, Mutual Spirits.
F/D: How'd you first hear of / begin working with the label? Jordan Lee (Mutual Benefit): The short answer is I was (am?) a big nerd on the internet that was really excited about the democratic promise of 2008-2013 online music communities. I spent years listening to and blogging other people’s songs while quietly working on my own and eventually worked up the courage to share my own work. I met Jessi from Father/Daughter and Holy Spirits through that world. Jessi had released 2 great EP’s from Levek and toothache and was really hoping to work together some day.
F/D: How about Holy Spirits? Jordan Lee: In 2011ish Holy Spirts asked me to join them on a west coast tour. At that point I had never toured or even seen the Pacific ocean so it was an incredibly magical experience. They were really sweet and their shows were so beautiful. The experience was important enough to convince me to pursue music more seriously aka go into credit card debt. Jessi came to our show in SF and we pitched the idea of a split 12” and a waited with bated breath.
F/D: What were some of the inspirations for the record? Jordan Lee: I wrote Mutual Spirits and another EP called I Saw the Sea at the same time. I think of them as a Yin and Yang to each other. The Holy Spirits tour kind of convinced me to drop out of society and devote myself to pursuing art full time. That came with a lot of excitement and a lot of fear. I moved to Boston and lived on the floor of a friend’s rehearsal space and learned how to steal groceries from Stop ’n Shop really well. Mutual Spirits focused on the giddy feeling of riding my bike around and feeling really free. I Saw the Sea was a bit more spiritual to me, it felt like letting go of a lot of parts of myself. When I saw the Pacific ocean for the first time I just kept crying. I had this feeling that I had been living my whole life in a little comfortable bubble and I wanted to explore and be way more open to different ways of living and being.
F/D: What was the recording process like for Mutual Spirits? Jordan Lee: I recorded most of Mutual Spirits in the aforementioned practice space. It was in this old cavernous warehouse so I used different parts for different types of sounds. I remember the bathroom had perfect reverb for vocals so I did the harmonies in there which confused some of the other people who used the space haha. I also starting taking the chinatown bus to New York and doing some recording at a friend’s house there.
F/D: What've you been up to since? Jordan Lee: I recently realized Mutual Benefit has been a band for over 10 years which felt like a big milestone although as the only permanent member it would be hard to kick myself out. In some ways, the EP with Father/Daughter felt like the beginning of my journey with the “music biz”. Nowadays it feels a lot less intimidating than it used to and I can pick and choose what parts to participate in. I feel really grateful that it was Jessi who showed us the ropes early on and not some swarmy record exec. So yeah, I guess I’m doing the same kind of stuff as back then but just drinking a lot more water and keeping better track of my receipts.
“Miles” is the latest offering fromAustin, TX-based songwriter Christelle Bofale. The expansive track spotlights her rich, soulful vocals, backed by a web of pillowy bass, guitar, and keys. Bofale wrote “Miles” while in high school. Looking out the window during English class, she observed how each car was using up the same miles, driving the same roads, yet the destination and lives of the drivers were all completely different. Bofale related to the aimless commuters as she was also on a journey, feeling pressured to map out her post-high school life at 17. Download and stream the track here. Christelle is a featured performer at this year's SXSW Music Festival and supports Caroline Polachek at Mohawk in Austin on April 23.
That's right, our little label is turning 10 years old this year. It's been a wild ride and we've got so many things in store for you in 2020. To celebrate our anniversary, we're rolling out a monthly series of features on some Father/Daughter artists. They'll tell us who they are, give us a look into the making of their record, what they've been up to since, and even hand curate a playlist for us to soundtrack this 10 year anniversary party with. Our first entry in the series goes back a decade to a Katy Perry filled era known as 2010. Get some insight into the origin story of David Levesque (Levek) and his EP, FD-003, Look on the Bright Side.
Father/Daughter Records: How'd you first hear of / begin working with the label? David Levesque (Levek): F/D co-owner Jessi sent me a message on MySpace a little over 10 years ago. If I remember correctly, she had seen me on the band Viernes’ top eight and wanted to work together. About a year goes by and she asks if Id be into releasing an EP on her new label, as well as becoming Levek’s manager. We held off on the management at first, but put out the record. On the east coast tour for that release, our van broke down in New Jersey. It was seemingly hopeless, I then remembered Jessi wanted to be our manager. I figured if she could get us out of this, she should manage us. With a few calls, Jessi saved the tour with a Uhaul truck and became our manager.
F/D: What were some of your inspirations for look on the bright side? Levek: I remember listening to soundtracks and the Delphonics around that time and wanted to mess around with vocal arrangement. I was mostly being inspired by my roommates who played music each other regularly.
F/D: What was the recording process like for the EP? Levek: Around this time I recorded everything in GarageBand with the built-in mic on my laptop with some twenty dollar Sony headphones. For Look On The Bright Side I asked my roommate Nicole Miglis to write and sing the first verse after listening to the chorus I had tracked in my room. Our voices sound weirdly similar in this track and she just killed it. I remember the violinist Aaron just was hanging at the house that day and he just did those string layers in one take in my room. The b-side track Sloww is a track I recorded outside on my porch sitting on my front steps for most of it. I would improv the guitar and vocals in a take, then layered everything else on top like everything was on purpose. I liked recording outside if it was a pretty sounding day.
F/D: What've you been up to since? Levek: After the EP, I tracked and toured a full length album called Look A Little Closer. In the last two years I’ve started a video production company with a few friends called Flooded Productions. I get to combine a lot of my loves into multiple outlets and it’s been a fun new challenge.
Listen to the mix Levek made here and pick up a copy of Look on the Bright Side here.
Tasha (and her band!) visited the Audiotree studios and recorded her incredible performance a few weeks ago and it's available for all to hear starting today! Hit the link here to watch the whole session on Audiotree's Youtube channel or to listen to it on your favorite streaming platform.
Tasha is an indie rock songwriter who "celebrates the radical political act of being exquisitely gentle with yourself". She is deeply invested in her community, has worked with various racial justice organizations throughout Chicago and seeks to explore the "ways music can be a powerful force for healing".
Tracklist 1. Something About This Girl 2. Alright 3. Lullaby 4. Kind of Love 5. Wintersong I
We asked our artists to narrow down their absolute favorite song of 2019 and these are the songs that made the cut. The F/D team even threw a few in the mix ourselves. Listen to the playlist here.
Jessi Frick - Founder of F/D (Placeholder by Hand Habits)
The first time I heard this song performed live, it gave me goose bumps. Meg is an incredible guitarist and songwriter.
Tyler Andere - A&R at F/D (Dirtball by Modern Nun)
This song is a sugar rush. It feels like it’s just barely hanging on by a thread until that bridge comes in...”because she’s got a temper and it flips like a switch!” It begs for repeat listens.
Andrew Lopez - Digital Marketing at F/D (Every Woman by Vagabon)
Jessi had received an early listen of Vagabon's newest record a few months before it was announced and put it on for us to listen to at the office. Every Woman hit me hard and still does. I vaguely tweeted "heard a record that changed me yesterday" the following day in reference to listening to this album because it really did. Can't thank Laetitia enough for creating such a touching piece of art.
Jordan Lee - Mutual Benefit (Stack the Miles by Gabriel Birnbaum)
Gabe played saxophone on my last record where I told him to make it "wiggly but not too jazzy-sounding" he politely obliged and since them I've been truly impressed with his musical output. Stack the Miles is from his most recent solo album. I feel like it perfectly encapsulates the numb joy of touring too much. The droning acoustic guitar in the background adds a tinge of dread to what would otherwise by a breezy song.
Esther Rose (Different Ways by Faustina Masigot)
I've been stuck on this song all year; there is a spaciousness in the melody that relaxes my nerves, while the words are cutting and direct. It's a hell of a drug.
Andrew / Joe - Sat. Nite Duets (Hartsdale Hotbox by Frog and Snow is Falling in Manhattan by Purple Mountains)
Andrew on Hartsdale Hotbox: Best lyrics out of Queens in '19? Could be!
Joe on Snow is Falling in Manhattan: "Songs build little rooms in time" -- here is a place where DCB lives forever.
Catherine / Carmen / Jack - Remember Sports (Jogging by Richard Dawson, Bullshit by Palehound and Coin Pocket by Ylayali)
Catherine on Jogging: I love the weird meter of the lyrics.
Carmen on Bullshit: It’s one of those repetitive songs that gets stuck in my head on loop for days at a time. In a good way. The lyrics are very beautiful and really hit me hard when I first heard the song.
Whitney Ballen (Dark Green Water by Great Grandpa)
It just has a feeling that reminds me of how swampy Seattle often feels and is full of loud surprises! Plus, I've had it stuck in my head for months!
Lucy / Josée - Partner (Hey I'm Just Like You by Tegan and Sara) We have been obsessed with this song since it came out. The acoustic guitar and melody really speak to the time it was written (The 90s) but the pop production and giant drops are super contemporary and it’s cool to hear the sisters honor their younger selves with this faithful interpretation of their own old song.
Anna McClellan (Daylight Matters by Cate le Bon)
Cate le Bon’s music evokes a sort of perky melancholy that is immediately soothing. I’ve found a lot of answers and a lot of questions in this record.
Sir Babygirl (Pink Lite by Sir Babygirl)
My favorite song from 2019 is Pink Lite by this kind of whack kind of awesome new artist Sir Babygirl. This was the last song I wrote for my debut album Crush on Me while living at my parents house in the woods of New Hampshire, where I went to finally take myself seriously as a writer and producer and see if I could finish an album. I remember just wanting to write an anthem about accepting the humanness of "bad habits" in an attempt to exorcise destructive self-loathing. It's my favorite song to sing live and just feels like this jolt of catharsis with the audience every time <3
Robin Edwards - Lisa Prank (Drunk II by Mannequin Pussy)
I'm always looking for a new song that will make me cry, and once I find it I listen to it again and again until I've gotten all the feeling I can from it. This song about the self-destructive ways we deal with heartbreak hasn't lost any of it's feeling since the first time I listened to it--it's raw emotion masterfully crafted into a perfect pop song.
Our Holiday Sale gets underway this Friday, Nov 29th! Score 20% off EVERYTHING on our US & UK webstores (no coupon code needed) and Bandcamp (using code "holiday19") including preorders and sale items! ALL purchases receive a free ornament designed by the incredible Mexican illustrator, Iurhi Peña (https://instagram.com/iurhi). Holiday sale artwork by Sara Gibbs (https://www.instagram.com/_bitchfork/)
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Your favorite pop-punk princess, Lisa Prank, just shared a video for her song "IUD" today on The Grey Estates. Robin was interviewed by TGE and gives a little context into the song: “The writer Sheila Heti wrote this book I love called 'Motherhood' about her struggle with deciding whether or not to have children, and I wrote “IUD” based on a prompt to write a song about that topic to perform for a date on her book release tour. When I said yes to the event, I was in a serious relationship and I thought I’d write some sweet love song about maybe wanting to have kids. But by the time the event rolled around I had completely procrastinated on writing a song and was in the middle of a dramatic breakup, so this song about contraceptives and lies came out instead.”
Perfect Love Song is available to purchase and listen to wherever finer music is streamed.
Happy 4th birthday to Remember Sports' All of Something! We're repressing it on Purple & Mustard Splatter vinyl + a Slow Buzz on Silver & Milky White Galaxy vinyl, both available starting Nov 22! And for the RS super fans, snag these two LPs + Sunchokes (Deluxe Edition) Baby Pink LP and the Pllush split white 7" for only $50! Act fast, the bundle won't be available for long! Pre-order all of them HERE!
Lisa Prank's newest record, Perfect Love Song, hits both physical and digital store shelves today. Listen to the album in full over at your favorite music streaming platform or buy an LP or CD copy from us or your local record store before they're all gone.
Clare Martin at Paste Magazine spent some time with the album and noted the following, "Thankfully, Edwards makes the potentially trite feel fresh again with her lively lyrics, focusing as much on her own emotional journey as on her romantic relationships. While some of the songs begin to sound the same—brimming with bright power-pop chords and drummer Tom Fitzgibbon going hard on the high-hat—each one invites you to sing along, wistfully thinking about the latest person who broke your heart." Read the full review here, and check out what KEXP had to say about the record here.
Prank is hitting the road next month and will even be playing some shows with label-mates, Remember Sports, on their Sunchokes tour. Don't sleep on getting tickets!
It seems like only yesterday we began working with Remember Sports and what an amazing experience it's been. We're happy to finally announce that we gave the remaster + vinyl treatment to their beloved record, Sunchokes, to celebrate its 5th anniversary. Nab a copy of the record on Baby Pink wax or on CD for the very first time. Along with 8 bonus songs, every LP and CD comes with a 20-page photo and lyric booklet. These won't be around forever, so secure your copy today HERE.
Remember Sports has also announced four tour dates with Lisa Prank this Fall where they'll be playing Sunchokes in its entirety. Don't sleep on tickets, they go on sale on Friday.
Nov 14 - Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda's (w/ Lisa Prank)
Nov 15 - Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade (w/ Lisa Prank)
Nov 17 - Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen (w/ Lisa Prank)
Nov 18 - Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups (w/ Lisa Prank)
Longtime Father/Daughter VIP, Sir Babygirl, announces the remastered BICONIC EDITION version of her last record, Crush on Me, alongside a vinyl pressing of the album. Limited to just 500 copies, the record has been remastered specifically for vinyl and is pressed onto Neon Green wax. It also includes 3 bonus tracks, including her cover of Kesha's hit single, "Praying."
Pre-order here, and stream the Kid Quiet remix of "Heels" here.
Check out our bundles section on our store to tap into some major sale action. Get a handful of random LPs, CDs, tapes, or 7"s for super cheap until 9/22! If you get two bundles, we'll make sure you don't get any doubles. What's inside? Well, it's a mystery...
Listen to Esther Rose's record, You Made It This Far, in full starting today. Pitchfork called parts of the record, "a sing-songy cadence that can package punchlines and hard truths with a cozy, cosmic wink," and notes, "Rose focuses her songwriting on self-discovery and how the passing of time shifts her understanding of people." Read more on Esther here, and nab your copy of You Made It this Far before they're all gone. If you're in the New Orleans area, Esther is playing her release show tomorrow (8/24) at The White Roach. More tour dates below!
Aug 31 - Birmingham, AL @ Saturn (w/ Christian Lee Hutchinson)
Sep 01 - Blacksburg, VA @ Panorama Ballroom
Sep 03 - Charlottesville, VA @ The Front Porch
Sep 04 - Kingston, NY @ Boitson's
Sep 5-6 - North Hillsdale, NY @ Oldtone Roots Music Festival
Sep 13 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue (w/ Nick Lowe, Los Straitjackets)
Sep 14 - Iowa City, IA @ The Englert Theatre (w/ Nick Lowe, Los Straitjackets)
Sep 15 - Goshen, IN @ The Elephant Bar
Sep 16 - Kalamazoo, MI @ Old Dog Tavern
Sep 17 - Toronto, ON @ The Horseshoe Tavern (w/ Nick Lowe, Los Straitjackets)
Sep 18 - Toronto, ON @ The Horseshoe Tavern (w/ Nick Lowe, Los Straitjackets)
Sep 20 - Buffalo, NY @ The Tralf Music Hall (w/ Nick Lowe, Los Straitjackets)
Sep 21 - Millvale, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre (w/ Nick Lowe, Los Straitjackets)
Sep 24 - Columbus, OH @ Davidson Theatre (w/ Nick Lowe, Los Straitjackets)
Sep 25 - Indianapolis, IN @ The Hi-Fi (w/ Nick Lowe, Los Straitjackets)
Oct 01 - New Orleans, LA @ Dragon’s Den Oct 09 - Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon (w/ The Cactus Blossoms)
Oct 10 - Evanston, IL @ SPACE (w/ The Cactus Blossoms)
Oct 11 - Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop (w/ The Cactus Blossoms)
Oct 12 - St. Louis, MO @ Off Broadway (w/ The Cactus Blossoms)
Oct 13 - Nashville, TN @ The Basement East (w/ The Cactus Blossoms)
Oct 15 - Asheville, NC @ Grey Eagle (w/ The Cactus Blossoms)
Oct 16 - Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle (w/ The Cactus Blossoms)
Oct 17 - Charlottesville, VA @ The Southern (w/ The Cactus Blossoms)
Oct 18 - Washington, DC @ Pearl Street Warehouse (w/ The Cactus Blossoms)
Oct 19 - Brooklyn, NY @ Murmrr Theatre (w/ The Cactus Blossoms)
Oct 20 - Ardmore, PA @ Ardmore Music Hall (w/ The Cactus Blossoms)
Oct 22 - Nelsonville, OH @ Stuart’s Opera House (w/ The Cactus Blossoms)
Oct 23 - Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom (w/ The Cactus Blossoms)
Oct 24 - Ann Arbor, MI @ The Ark (w/ The Cactus Blossoms)
Oct 25 - Fort Wayne, IN @ The Brass Rail (w/ The Cactus Blossoms)
Oct 26 - Mineral Point, WI @ Mineral Point Opera House (w/ The Cactus Blossoms)
The crown toting pop-punk queen is back. Robin Edwards aka Lisa Prank, has returned to the stage with a brand spankin' new single off her upcoming record, Perfect Love Song. "Rodeo" takes us through the stages of a breakup and knowing to not fall for the same mistakes twice. Stereogum calls the lead single "chiming and assured" and that Prank's full band "helps hammer home the song’s catchy resignation." Listen to and read more about the single here, and pre-order Perfect Love Song here.
Along with an album announce, Lisa Prank has announced that her and her band may be stopping in a city near you. Check out her newest tour dates below..
10/31 Spokane, WA @ Lucky You Basement 11/01 Missoula, MT @ Zootown Arts Community Center 11/02 Bozeman, MT @ The Labor Temple 11/04 Sioux Falls, SD @ Total Drag 11/05 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St Entry 11/06 Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club 11/07 Detroit, MI @ Trumbullplex 11/08 Toronto, ON @ Rec Room 11/09 Boston, MA @ O’Briens 11/11 Richmond, VA @ Gallery5 11/12 Durham, NC @ The Pinhook 11/13 Washington, DC @ Songbyrd Vinyl Lounge 11/16 Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Roboto Project 11/19 Nashville, TN @ DRKMTTR 11/21 Austin, TX @ Hotel Vegas 11/22 Oklahoma City, OK @ 89th Street OKC 11/23 Kansas City, MO @ miniBar 11/24 Denver, CO @ Hi-Dive 11/25 Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court 11/26 Boise, ID @ The Olympic 11/30 Seattle, WA @ Sunset Tavern 12/01 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir 12/02 Arcata, CA @ Outer Space 12/03 San Francisco, CA @ Cafe du Nord 12/05 Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Theater Bar Stage 12/06 San Diego, CA @ Che Cafe 12/08 Reno, NV @ Holland Project
Sir Babygirl returns with a new single "Praying", a cover of Kesha's 2017 song of the same name. With the release, Sir Babygirl gives the context of why she chose to cover the song and some insight into what Pride means to her. Read the Stereogum piece here, and her short essay below.
MAKING MY OWN RAINBOW
When Kesha released her lead single “Praying” two years ago, I sat and listened to it on loop for hours in my childhood bedroom crying tears of overwhelming familiarity. I had moved home to see if I could finally produce the solo album I had dreamt of for years, a part of my process I’ve been very open about. What I have been more private about is the fact that I moved home to clinically address long suppressed trauma from a summer of rape and sexual abuse I survived at 19. As it often happens in the world we live in: the trauma happened, my body decided it was too much to process, and I went about my life as if nothing had happened except for the unexpected mood swings, intense depression and anxiety, increased isolation, hyper sexual behavior, sexual numbness, disassociation and random triggers that I couldn’t connect the dots to. But otherwise things were totally fine, good and normal!
In the ensuing years I worked in small, intimate recording studios with cis male producers, desperate for access to equipment I couldn’t afford and expertise no one would let me in on. From overall condescension & gatekeeping to full-on harassment, it reached a fever pitch in Chicago while starting to self-produce my song “Heels” and working at several music venues to pay the bills. I was quickly learning that if you wanted to keep your lowest level music venue job as a marginalized person you had to shut up and let those in power treat you however it suited them that day. I do not write this to demonize any venue in particular, but rather to show how systemically corroded music venues in any city can be. In my spare time, I was working with an engineer who not only tried to sleep with me after a Good Session, but also attempted to take complete ownership over the song I had written and produced. As I was just starting to accept the reality of my past trauma and its overarching effects, I reached a breaking point. I was discreetly let go from one venue, continuously mistreated at the others, and told repeatedly by my engineer that my work somehow belonged to him. I couldn’t go anywhere music-related and not feel in some way owned by those in power. This wasn’t how music was supposed to be made. So I moved home, built out a bare bones bedroom studio, found my first ever queer engineer to work with, and entered intensive therapy to begin my recovery process.
Kesha always felt like a North Star to me. With the release of her album ‘Rainbow,’ I saw a blueprint for a survivor pushing through near impossible barricades to create an album on her own terms. ‘Rainbow’ as an album feels so rooted in the nuances of her humanity, not just some martyrdom of suffering for others to feed off of. She allows herself to go wherever her voice takes her–through overt anger and turmoil, hope and rebuilding, sexual reclamation, and the kind of resiliency only a truly great sense of humor can give you.
The reality is that every industry is riddled with people who want to abuse/harass/manipulate marginalized people for their own benefit. I let this completely stop me in my tracks for a while. And for anyone who has ever stood before the pearly gates of their dream industry frozen with fear–your work is bigger than them. I am constantly re-triggered by the big and small ways people try to undermine my power and identity, but I refuse to stop doing the one true thing that brings me healing, joy and catharsis–pop music. I only hope to pay it forward by being transparent about what my album ‘Crush on Me’ meant for me to make. It’s somewhat of a concept album about getting yourself to the point where you accept recovery over denial. For six years I tried to bury my trauma, and this album maps the turning point at which I decided to love myself enough to believe what I’ve been through and honor it.
For Pride Season, I wanted to celebrate just how deeply pop music has healed me and how it continues to uplift me when I am reminded of my trauma. While this month can be a time to party and rejoice, it can also be a painful reminder of the trauma our community (especially people of color, especially black trans women) has experienced merely because of our existence. So to my queer sibs, however you’re feeling this month, wherever you are in your journey, I made this for you. To sing it, to scream it, to scream it even louder and to move your beautiful bodies through the pain and joy of it all.
Celebrate the release of Christelle Bofale's EP, Swim Team, by nabbing a copy on tape or CD today. If you're in Texas, she'll be playing alongside ANIKA at Mohawk in Austin tonight.. just saying. Read what press has said about Swim Team below.
The Congolese American songwriter and guitarist’s debut EP winds in circles, tracing vast spaces that couch thorny emotional quagmires. -Pitchfork
It glides along, guided by watery guitars and a pitter-patter of drums that sound like rain on a windowpane. It shifts from sunshine to twilight and back again. Bofale’s voice lilts into the backdrop, twisting up in it like a spell. It’s impressionistic and warm but steadfastly firm. -Stereogum
"U Ouchea” is a low-key majestic intro to her unique sound, as it softly eases into a relaxed, warmly hypnotic groove, taking its glorious time as it winds and flows like the Colorado river. -Gorilla vs Bear
It flows unpredictably, swirling delicately like the puddles that form along the shoreline, or rushing dangerously from melody to melody like a riptide. Verses and choruses exist, but the boundaries are blurry, and she seems more keen on the swells and emotional moments that come in between established structures. -Noisey
We are ecstatic to announce 'You Made It This Far,' Esther Rose's sophomore album and Father/Daughter debut, out August 23rd! Head to Stereogum to listen to "Handyman" who calls it "rootsy and warm". Pre-order 'You Made It This Far' on vinyl, CD & digitally here: http://fatherdaughter.co/youmadeitthisfar
Today we are proud to present "U Ouchea," the striking debut single from Austin, TX songwriter, Christelle Bofale. Stereogum premiered the song, saying "Christelle Bofale has a voice that could move mountains, that could change the tides." "U Ouchea" will be found on Christelle's debut EP entitled Swim Team, out May 31st and available for pre-order HERE.