Stone Irr: Performance

Performance

Stone Irr

  • US $22.99  

  • Release Date 20 September 2019
  • Dispatched within 5 days
Product code
DAR020LP
Format
Vinyl LP
Label
Darling Records

Recommended If You Like: Radiohead, Andy Shauf, Jens Lekman, Jessica Pratt, Angel Olsen, Pedro the Lion, Father John Misty, Vampire Weekend. Stone Irr's new, second album 'Performance' is equal parts heart-on-the-sleeve Midwestern indie and warm, West Coast pop, reflecting the artist's Indiana upbringing and recent move to Los Angeles. Stone's growth as an artist, songwriter, and arranger since his 2017 debut album 'Sinner' is obvious on the standout track "All We Want Anymore." The song features a bright, Beatles-like melodic structure and a cascading finale of strings and horns that pushes Stone's voice deep into the mix. That voice, often multi-tracked with layers of harmonies, is Stone Irr's defining quality. It floats through the record, at times whispered and ethereal and at others gritty and broken, reminiscent of Thom Yorke, Jessica Pratt, Jens Lekman, and Sufjan Stevens. Lyrically, Stone meditates on "performance" as the relationship between observer and observed. This metaphor allows him to explore the modern experience of hyper-connected isolation caused by "sharing your life on the screen" (Nose Dive), and the delicate nature of self-knowledge ("I'm more selfish than I thought", Cheer Up). 'Performance' also features essential, thoughtful production and beautiful performances from Mark Edlin and Ben Lumsdaine (Kevin Krauter, Major Murphy, Steve Marino) and album art by William Schaff (Okkervil River, Songs: Ohia).

Tracks
Tracks
1 Nosedive  
2 All We Want Anymore  
3 Fine With Me  
4 I Don’t  
5 Calm  
6 Storyline  
7 Move  
8 Cheer Up  
9 Incessant  
10 Lift Your Shirt