LABEL: 6131 RECORDS
STREET DATE: 10/23/2015
VARIANT: STANDARD BLACK VINYL LP PRESSING
2015 debut album from the singer/songwriter. For years, Baker and a group of close friends have performed as the band Forrister (formerly The Star Killers), but when college took her four hours away, her need to continue creating found an outlet through solo work. The intent was never to make these songs her main focus, yet the process proved to be startlingly cathartic. As each song came into shape, it became more apparent that Baker had genuinely deep, surprisingly dark stories to tell from her thus far short life (she turns 20 this Fall). Tales of her experiences are staggering, and when set to her haunting guitar playing, the results are gut wrenching and heartfelt, relatable yet very personal. There's something wonderfully hypnotizing about Baker gently confessing her soul with such tremendous honesty. At the prompting of a friend, Baker ventured to Richmond, Virginia to record a number of her new songs at Spacebomb Studios. The tracks from this session were circulated among Baker's friends, meeting high praise and lots of encouragement for the songs to see a proper release. Soon, she found a home on 6131 Records' increasingly diverse roster, and plans were made to release her debut full length, Sprained Ankle.
SEE ALSO: Julien's 2021 album on black vinyl and LPs by Julien's Boygenius bandmate Phoebe Bridgers.
Tracklist:1 Blacktop 2 Sprained Ankle 3 Brittle Boned 4 Everybody Does 5 Good News 6 Something 7 Rejoice 8 Vessels 9 Go Home