Taken from Heroes “Waking Up”, Anna Tivel’s third full-length album, out on Fluff & Gravy Records on May 20th.
“Waking Ep” is the result of a year spent living and writing in a friend’s garage and on the road. The eleven song recording winds through a dusky darkness of hopeful strangers, shadowed struggle, quiet love, and flying dreams.
Produced by guitar magician Austin Nevins (Josh Ritter, The Mountain Goats, Anais Mitchell, Aoife O’Donovan), Tivel’s faded-photographic songwriting swell above a soundscape carefully crafted by Nevins on guitar, lap steel, banjo, and pump organ. He is joined by Sam Howard (Ruth Moody) on bass, Ian Krist (Blind Pilot) on vibraphone, Robin Macmillan on percussion, Tivel on violin and octave violin, and Jeffrey Martin and Moorea Masa singing harmonies. The final effect is a sweeping, dream-like exploration of Tivel’s raw imagery and powerful storytelling.
“Look Away” is featured as the current “single of the week” of the radio show L’Attimo Fuggente.