CDs Have Arrived ◎ Vinyl Release In The Pipeline!
Lee Ahlbrandt ◎ Singer-songwriter ◎ Austin, Texas
Lee's songs range from poignant and heartbreaking to otherworldly and beguilingly strange. We are proud to release "First Time Slow Second Time Drunk" in a splendorous, beautiful vinyl record package.
There is an important detail about the making of this record that we and Lee feel is important to share: Lee is battling brain cancer.
This album is the culmination of an intense, 6 year collaboration with producer and artist Brute Florist. While the songs span the progression of his cancer, the center of this project is not cancer. It is song-craft. Stories with rithyms, melodies, harmonies, soliloquies
Brute Florist and Lee turned a living room into an analog recording studio based around 4-track reel-to-reel (Beatles yo!) They met regularly for recording sessions despite everything life and the pandemic threw at them. The result is a sonic chapter-book that is gorgeously raw, beautifully scarred and as ancient as forevermore. It's impossible and unwise to pigeonhole these songs into a genre. They transcend by far the simple sum of cosmic country, folk, rock, 90s emo, and psychedelic. This is a life laid as bare as a mirror into which we cannot help but gaze.
UPDATE: The vinyl Kickstarter campaign was fully funded! We've completed the mastering, graphic design and ordering of the vinyl! We've received and started distributing backer rewards including CDs and t-shirts!
Check out the album cover mockup and pics of some of the awesome bonus items for backers of the Kickstarter...