Front and back cover imagery for vinyl copies of The Language Shadow, out December 4. Charlottesville, VA-based artist Allyson Mellberg-Taylor created the original egg tempera painting for the front cover, using all natural/non-toxic pigments. Some of the green in the painting is from actual turquoise.
Digital photo/scan by Nafis Azad (who nailed those lush colors).
Kass Richards will release her debut solo album, The Language Shadow, on December 4 on Good Cry Records. Limited vinyl run including original artwork by Allyson Mellberg Taylor. Lead single “Atlantis” is out today, with an original video by Sara Ludy.
The Language Shadow was recorded over two sessions at Montreal’s Hotel2Tango studio, engineered by Shae Brossard and co-produced by Basia Bulat and Richards. Richards’ vocals and nylon string guitar were tracked live, with Basia Bulat, Geordie Gordon (U.S. Girls), and Tim Kingsbury (Arcade Fire) joining in after, improvising the subtly refined arrangements further. Cellist Zou Zou Robidoux appears on cover of Jennifer Castle’s “Nature.”
First album of solo guitar work by Charlottesville, VA-based Jordan Perry. Recorded by Ned Oldham and mastered by Travis Thatcher in spring 2016. Vinyl release via Good Cry Records in spring 2017. Limited remaining copies available at Feeding Tube Records.