Alex Cameron – Far From Born Again
It’s hard not to wake up feeling good on Friday mornings – another work week over, the weekend stretching ahead. Today’s Friday morning feels extra good, though – we’re so excited to report that Whitney won “Breakthrough Artist” at last night’s A2IM Libera Awards. If you’re not familiar, A2IM is a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit trade organization representing a diverse group of over 450 Independently owned American record labels across a diverse array of genres.
Whitney was in good company with the nomination, amongst the uber-talented Margaret Glaspy, Lemon Twigs, Margo Price, etc., for the title. Needless to say, that means we’re extra honored our boys took home the award – only a few days after Whitney’s debut, Light Upon the Lake, celebrated its first birthday. We’re glad so many people love this record as much as we do. If you’d like to see a full list of winners, you can check it out here.
Shura has today released second album forevher. Written primarily about Shura’s relationship with her girlfriend and their long-distance conception, forevher covers everything from the initial pull of desire to recognizing the moment when the connection develops into something scarily meaningful: it’s a classic NYC-to-London love-story, but one told through the totally modern filter of dating apps, unanswered texts, and Skype chats.
Alex Cameron releases Miami Memory, his new album and love letter to his partner, on September 13th via Secretly Canadian. Following previously released singles “Divorce” and “Miami Memory,” Cameron now presents a new single/video, “Far From Born Again,” which “celebrates the legitimacy of the independent sex worker, and casts a light on the humans that provide the service to millions worldwide.”
Whitney - the Chicago-based band led by vocalist/drummer Julien Ehrlich and guitarist Max Kakacek - shares a new single/video, “Used To Be Lonely,” from their forthcoming album, Forever Turned Around, out August 30th via Secretly Canadian. It follows the previously released singles, “Valleys (My Love)” and “Giving Up.”
Shura is pleased to release Gabe Gurnsey remixes of “religion (u can lay your hands on me)”, a track from her forthcoming album, 'forevher,' due August 16th.