Announces new album 'Hundreds of Days'
Out May 18th on Ghostly International
Hear new track "Hello From the Edge of the Earth"
Ahead of US tours with Iceage, LA-based harpist Mary Lattimore has confirmed details of her new record, ‘Hundreds of Days’, which is set for release on May 18th via Ghostly International.
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.
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 Pieces’, a tape compiling sounds from her past life in Philadelphia: odes to the east coast, burning motels, and beach town convenience stores.
In addition to her own music, Mary also writes harp parts for songs and recordings, performing and recording with such great artists as Meg Baird, Thurston Moore, Sharon Van Etten, Jarvis Cocker, Kurt Vile, Steve Gunn, Ed Askew and Fursaxa. She has been a part of soundtrack projects including the Valerie Project, Lopapeysa, a film by David Kessler set in Iceland, and the film score for Marina Abramovic: the Artist is Present, a documentary about the artist. In March 2013, she accompanied Nick Cave's beautiful horse soundsuits for the 100th anniversary of Grand Central Station in New York City.
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.
04.08 Los Angeles, CA @ Union Station - North Patio
05.17 Los Angeles, CA @ Zebulon
05.18 Las Vegas, NV @ Bunkhouse Saloon
05.02 Lawrence, KS @ Brightwood
05.25 Asheville, NC @ The Mothlight
05.26 Durham, NC @ The Arts Center
05.27 Philadelphia, PA @ PhilaMOCA
05.29 Brooklyn, NY @ Union Pool
05.31 Nelsonville, OH @ Nelsonville Music Festival
06.02 Fayetteville, AR @ Stage Eighteen
06.05 San Diego, CA @ Casbah*
06.06 Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent Theater*
06.07 Felton, CA @ Don Quixote's International Music Hall*
06.08 San Francisco, CA @ The Great American Music Hall*
06.09 Sonoma, CA @ Huichica Music Festival*
06.10 Chico, CA @ Tender Loving
06.11 Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios*
06.12 Vancouver, BC @ Cobalt*
06.14 Spokane, WA @ The Bartlett*
06.15 Bozeman, MT @ The Rialto*
06.16 Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court*
06.17 Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater*
06.18 Omaha, NE @ Waiting Room*
06.19 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St Entry*
06.20 Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club*
06.22 Detroit, MI @ El Club*
06.23 Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace*
06.24 Ottawa, ON @ The 27 Club*
06.25 Montreal, QC @ Sala Rossa*
06.26 Portsmouth, NH @ 3S Artspace*
06.27 Boston, MA @ The Sinclair*
06.28 Brooklyn, NY @ Market Hotel*
07.20 Dallas, TX @ Nasher Sculpture Center^
* w/ Iceage
^ w/ Julianna Barwick
B I Z Z A R R E
Mary Lattimore - Hello From the Edge of the Earth
Mary Lattimore – 'Hundreds of Days'
01. It Feels Like Floating
02. Never Saw Him Again
03. Hello From the Edge of the Earth
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)