Alex Cameron – Far From Born Again
It has been a banner year for serpentwithfeet. soil, his debut album on Secretly Canadian and Tri Angle Records, received rave reviews and is sure to take out prominent spots on many year-end lists. To cap off an excellent 2018, serpentwithfeet shares soil reprise featuring acoustic versions of “bless ur heart” and “messy.” These stripped back versions highlight the intimacy of serpentwithfeet’s songwriting and his ability to make listeners feel a deep personal connection to him.
Both songs explore the topics of uncertainty. On “bless ur heart,” serpentwithfeet fears that his new love will be disfavored by the people around him. While on “messy,” he mocks himself for being a difficult lover, but also questions why his man sticks around if he is truly insufferable. soil reprise blissfully delivers intimate interpretations of two powerful songs.
Today Alex Cameron releases his third album, 'Miami Memory.' As with 2017’s 'Forced Witness,' Cameron’s flair for narrative and character are on full display, yet for the first time, 'Miami Memory'’s most frequent narrator is himself. 'Miami Memory' is Cameron’s love letter to his partner; a vulnerable, tender, and at times lustful, dedication to the one he loves.
Following “Far From Born Again, “Divorce,” and “Miami Memory,” Cameron now presents the album opener and final pre-release single, “Stepdad.” Cameron has become a major presence in his girlfriend’s children’s lives, and “Stepdad” is an ode to the oft-mocked peripheral parental role.
Whitney, the Chicago-based band led by vocalist/drummer Julien Ehrlich and guitarist Max Kakacek, today release their sophomore album, Forever Turned Around. On the follow up to their much-beloved debut, 2016’s Light Upon the Lake, Ehrlich and Kakacek grapple with the anxiety and acceptance that time is limited and navigate questions of mortality, doubt, love, and friendship.
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has proclaimed August 30th to be Whitney Day in Chicago to celebrate the release of the band’s sophomore album, 'Forever Turned Around,' out that day. Throughout August 30th, fans will have a chance to celebrate with the band around the city.