WA-007 // Release date: July 29th, 2014
Cassette includes high quality digital download
I’ve Gotta Try
Washed in the Words
Feather in my Hand
All For Free (Cassette Only)
Limited First Pressing of 100. The cassette comes with an extra song not on the digital release, 5 panels of drawings and a 10 panel PDF full of artwork and lyrics all created by the man himself.
Nearly 4 years since Boyd Shropshire’s lo-fi gem Color The Years, we’re excited to announce the upcoming release of his new album, Victory Weather. His collaborations in other projects, both on and off the WA roster have kept him pretty busy, but he’s flying solo once again, and to great effect.
The 10 songs that comprise Victory Weather span the gamut of brooding and meditative to fuzzed out pop. Yet the production quality has been noticeably refined, creating a richness of tone and a sonic clarity not found on his debut. This growth is reflected within the themes of Victory Weather, as well. Throughout the album, sparkling guitars curl around Shropshire’s baritone reflections on impermanence, love, and a constantly changing world. A sense of bittersweet urgency to genuinely engage with the world before it’s too late pervades the record, a patient desire to implement purpose as opposed to wandering around for it.
“Going totally analog on a Tascam recorder, the cassette comes complete with chilled-out melodies, intimate vocals, and the type of laid-back vibe that’s perfect for wandering the city streets at dusk.” -Nylon
“Dubbed appropriately as dream-folk, “Valentine” sets us free and nudges us into both real and imagined in-between spaces. Earthy yet ethereal, Shropshire’s mollifying vocals are a welcome addition to the feverishly hot days of summertime.” -The Wild Honey Pie