MEG BAIRD - FURLING
NEW VINYL - PRE ORDER
Furling moves through the breadth of Meg’s musical fascinations and the environments around them - edges of memory, daydreams spanning years, loose ends, divergent paths, secret conversations under stars - all led by a stirring, singular voice calling experience and enlightenment, elation, and ecstasy into bloom.
Since co-founding the beguiling and beautiful Espers in the mid-aughts amid Philadelphia’s fertile underground music community, Meg’s solo recordings have constituted just a fraction of her work. Including lead vocal, and poetry to Heron Oblivion (Sub Pop) on an album that garnered praise from the New York Times and made Mojo’s Top Ten Albums Of 2016 list.
She also contributed her vocal arrangements to albums from Sharon Van Etten, Kurt Vile, Will Oldham and Steve Gunn, and toured with Angel Olson, Dinosaur Jr., Bill Callahan, Thurston Moore and Bert Jansch, among others.
Yet ‘Furling’ is the album that most irreverently explores the span of her work and musical touchstones. It showcases her natural tether to 1960s English folk traditions. But it also reveals her deep love for soul balladry, the solitary musings of Flying Saucer Attack and Neil Young. The foggy pre-dawn, dubby Bristol atmospherics, the melancholy of DJ Shadow’s ‘Endtroducing’, and the delicious, Saturday night promise of St. Etienne.