Heartache is a great single, but Holly is the real winner. This track appears half-way through an already solid album and possesses a strong emotional build that really leaves your heart wanting more.
Favorite track: Holly.
With their respective tongues in their respective cheeks, Sami, Hannah, Eva, and Sinclair of The She’s proudly present to you their second LP - "all female rock and roll quartet". This time The She’s are behind the wheel, self-producing this release with counsel and encouragement from tUne-Yards’ Merrill Garbus.
Lyrically, The She’s deliver a more mature, grounded, and self-aware album than ever before. Their storytelling is cathartic and relatable. Across twelve tracks, The She’s examine themes of guilt, heartbreak, disappointment, frustration, yearning, and acceptance. The She’s effortlessly balance lyrical sophistication and bluntness, like in “Death Dreams” when Sami plainly asserts, “hate how you treat the air like you’ll find your breath in it somewhere.”
Tonally, "all female rock and roll quartet" strays a bit from earlier releases. Drawing inspiration from Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, Sleater-Kinney, and tUne-Yards, The She’s have officially leveled up in terms of sonic experimentation and eccentricity. From the blown-out wall of blistering guitars in “Ashes”, to the trance-inducing ebb and flow of the rhythm section in “Sorry”, to the spacious, angelic build up of vocal, guitars, and percussion in “Holly”, The She’s second LP offers up a plentiful spread of compelling tones and arrangements for listeners to lose themselves in.
"all female rock and roll quartet" is not what long time fans of The She’s might expect. Some time has passed since their last release, and it seems as though they’ve been through some stuff since then. Sonically raw, this album is a vulnerable and honest depiction of who The She’s are now. "all female rock and roll quartet" boasts a new level of confidence and creativity in their songwriting, storytelling, and musicianship; willingly letting moments go unresolved and letting loose ends hang with intention and certainty.
First vinyl pressing limited to 500 LPs including a limited edition 12x12 22-page art/lyrics book. Also available worldwide on CD and digital.
released November 17, 2017
Band: Samantha Perez, Hannah Valente, Eva Treadway & Sinclair Riley (SHES)
Engineer: Grace Coleman at Different Fur
Mentor: Merrill Garbus (TuneYards)
Mastering: Piper Payne
Artwork: Nancy Valente, Lisa Treadway, Joanne Riley, Amelia Jane Perez, Shelby Drabman, Shannon Bodrogi, Candi Kinyobi, Megan Badilla, Karli Helm, Hannah Wednesday, Talia Khayat and Sara Gibbs
The She’s have been making music together since they were young teens. Their forthcoming 2017 release, which they self-
produced wth counsel from tUnE-yArDs’ Merrill Garbus, is called “all female rock and roll quartet”, a reductive description they often hear. By reclaiming it as the title of their sophomore album, the San Francisco-based band turns the designation into a source of strength....more