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Posts Tagged ‘Oregon’

And So I Place You in the Setting Sun: An Interview with Laurel Simmons of MayMay

Meet Laurel Simmons, the Oregon based songstrel whose beautiful debut album came out earlier this summer.

Written by Amelia Gregory

May May by Novemto Komo
May May by Novemto Komo.

MayMay is Laurel Simmons of Arizona, now resident amongst the new folk milieu of Oregon. Her debut album And So I Place You in the Setting Sun is a beatific ode to her grandmother; a melodic showcase for Laurel's beguiling vocals. I caught up with Laurel to find out what inspired her solo debut.

And So I Place You in the Setting Sun MayMay album cover
Your album came out in June, what has the response been like and what have you been up to since then?
We've been pleasantly surprised by the words shared about our music so far. It has been encouraging. Since the album was released and we returned from a tour in Japan in June, I married in July and have been enjoying the warm summer months in Portland with bikes, friends and a canoe that we… read more

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An interview with Peter Broderick and review of new album http://www.itstartshear.com

Peter Broderick returns with a wonderfully assembled album of low key beauty. Find out how the past and the present rubbed together to produce the uniquely titled http://www.itstartshear.com

Written by Amelia Gregory

Peter Broderick by Gemma Cotterell. http://www.itstartshear.com makes no grand entrance: I Am Piano is the softest of openers, with quiet keys gradually joined by the curling sighs of a looped […]

Jack Teagle opens up shop

Jack Teagle has opened an online shop where you can purchase his prints and paintings. I say get in there quick.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Flyer designed by Russell Palmer Two years since their first show in the basement of Shoreditch Town Hall, more about Circuit Wisely presented 17 Artists in an East London live-work […]