Ahead of US tours with Iceage, LA-based harpist Mary Lattimore has announced details of her new record, Hundreds of Days, which is set for release on May 18th via Ghostly International.
Memories — places, vacancies, allusions — are fundamental characters in Mary Lattimore’s evocative craft. Inside her music, wordless narratives, indefinite travelogues, and braided events skew into something enchantingly new. The Los Angeles-based harpist recorded her breakout 2016 album, At The Dam, during stops along a road trip across America, letting the serene landscapes of Joshua Tree and Marfa, Texas color her compositions. In 2017, she presented Collected Piece’, a tape compiling sounds from her past life in Philadelphia: odes to the east coast, burning motels, and beach town convenience stores.
Now, in 2018, from a restorative station — a redwood barn, nestled in the hills above San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge — emanates Hundreds of Days, her second full-length LP with Ghostly International. The record sojourns between silences and speech, between microcosmic daily scenes and macrocosmic universal understandings, between being alien in promising new places and feeling torn from old native havens. It’s an expansive new chapter in Lattimore’s story, and an expression of mystified gratitude. A study in how ordinary components helix together to create an extraordinary world.
She has given a first glimpse of the album with track “Hello From the Edge of the Earth”, an earnest reflection of Lattimore’s love of the natural world, recognising the thresholds of varying terrains.
Listen to “Hello From the Edge of the Earth” below:
Hundreds of Days artwork & tracklist:
01. It Feels Like Floating
02. Never Saw Him Again
03. Hello From the Edge of the Earth – Soundcloud
04. Baltic Birch
05. Their Faces Streaked With Light and Filled With Pity
06. On the Day You Saw the Dead Whale
07. Wind Carries Seed (Bonus Track)