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PO: Julien Baker - Sprained Ankle

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Anyone else digging this....

 

 

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Sometimes, things just seem to happen for a reason. The pieces fall into place in unexpected ways, and life takes a turn no one could have predicted. This rings strikingly true for the solo career of Memphis, Tennessee's Julien Baker.
 
For years, Baker and a group of close friends have performed as the band Forrister (formerly The Star Killers), but when college took her four hours away, her need to continue creating found an outlet through solo work. The intent was never to make these songs her main focus, yet the process proved to be startlingly cathartic. As each song came into shape, it became more apparent that Baker had genuinely deep, surprisingly dark stories to tell from her thus far short life (she turns 20 this Fall). Tales of her experiences are staggering, and when set to her haunting guitar playing, the results are gut wrenching and heartfelt, relatable yet very personal.  There’s something wonderfully hypnotizing about Baker gently confessing her soul with such tremendous honesty.
 
At the prompting of a friend, Baker ventured to Richmond, Virginia to record a number of her new songs at Spacebomb Studios. The tracks from this session were circulated among Baker's friends, meeting high praise and lots of encouragement for the songs to see a proper release. Soon, she found a home on 6131 Records’ increasingly diverse roster, and plans were made to release her debut full length, Sprained Ankle.
 
To call Sprained Ankle a happy accident would be misleading as to the nature of these poignant, emotive songs. Yet no one, least of all Baker, could have predicted she'd be releasing an album, especially as a solo artist. Thankfully, now the world will be able to share in her passion and sorrow.
 
Julien Baker's Sprained Ankle will be released on October 23rd via 6131 Records.
 
PRESSING INFO:
1st Press
100 - White Vinyl
300 - Blue Vinyl
600 - Clear Vinyl
 
Includes download of the entire LP (link will be emailed to you no later than 10/23).
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I think December or later.

 

Yeah, the bottom of the pre-order page even says:

 

 

THIS IS A PREORDER. THIS AND ALL OTHER ITEMS ORDERED AT THE SAME TIME WILL NOT SHIP BEFORE LATE 2015 (POSSIBLY EARLY 2016). VINYL PRESSING DELAYS ARE BECOMING MORE COMMON AND WE APPRECIATE YOUR PATIENCE.

 

So hold out hope for December, but don't be surprised if it doesn't ship until January.

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Shit, wish she was coming to Ohio...I would go in a heartbeat

 

Has anyone seen her live yet?

 

I got the chance to see her open for Touche Amore back at the beginning of November at Chain Reaction. Such a beautiful set, and I got some decent photos out of it. Can't wait for her to come back to the west coast. 

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