HEATHER WOODS BRODERICK - INVITATION VINYL (LTD. ED. 'CORAL & SEAWATER' COLOURED)
LIMITED EDITION 'CORAL & SEAWATER' COLOURED (PINK W/ BLUISH/BLACK CENTRAL BLOB) VINYL
Release Date: 19th April 2019
Heather Woods Broderick's second album from 2015, Glider, was one of our favourite albums of the year back then, so we're so happy to finally have a new record from the incredibly talented multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter. And the wait was worth it - even within in the first few moments of Invitation, Woods Broderick conjures up such atmospheric emotion with such ease! If you've let her fly under your radar before then this is an 'invitation' to the wonderful, emotive world of Heather Woods Broderick. If you're a fan of her brother Peter Broderick, then there's even more reason to check her out (he also plays on the record)!
FFO: Peter Broderick, Sharon Van Etten, Julia Holter, Wye Oak
"Heather is Sharon Van Etten’s longtime collaborator and band member. Since the release of her last album Heather has toured with Alela Diane and Lisa Hannigan, and has opened twice for The War On Drugs. Invitation features vocals and synth contributions from Peter Broderick. Invitation was conceived on the Oregon coast, an outlier among American landscapes, where vast stretches of empty beach are decorated with silver driftwood and towering pines. It is here among the dunes, tide pools and colossal rock formations that Heather spent her childhood summer day-trips. And it is here that she returned as an adult to construct her newest LP, an album of dreamy baroque-pop that swells and whispers with grand string arrangements, intimately descriptive lyrics, and impassioned songcraft built around earnest piano melodies, painting a lifelike picture of the locale in which it was written. In the years between her early youth and the creation of Invitation, Heather has played in Efterklang, Horse Feathers, the live bands of Laura Gibson, Lisa Hannigan, and Damien Jurado, and has also been a longtime collaborator and bandmate to Sharon Van Etten. But while this list may seem enviable for an aspiring young musician, any experienced player will know that the life of a touring musician comes with its own sacrifices. Lasting relationships and financial certainty can be tenuous, as can mental stability itself. Feeling this first hand, Heather traded her usual launchpad of Brooklyn for the sleepy town of Pacific City where she would quietly take a job cleaning houses for a cast of local eccentrics, sitting down at the piano in the off-hours to unpack the personal tragedies and triumphs of the intervening decades since her first trips there. Throughout Invitation, floral tendrils of sound design and dynamic strings decorate the edges of each track, propelling the album beyond mere singer-songwriter fare into something altogether more grand and immersive in scope. And somehow still, the album maintains a humble quality throughout. It’s not about the epic and beautiful physical features of the Pacific northwest seaside that first stirred Heather Woods Broderick as a child. It’s about how the stillness of such settings can unearth the disquiet often buried by the infinite distractions of a life without pause."