Lady Lamb (The Beekeeper) - Ripely Pine

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"One of the most visceral break-up albums the genre has ever offered up, this debut from the Maine singer-songwriter Aly Spaltro is a work whose honesty, uncompromising ambition and caution-to-the-wind recklessness leave you short of breath. Evincing a deep immersion in the work of Patti Smith, the Breeders, the Smiths, PJ Harvey, Feist and Sharon Van Etten, Ripley Pine is shot through with romantic regret, carnal longing and a bitterness that can never quite vanquish Spaltro’s enduring love for the woman she is writing about. ..."  
- Sunday Times, "album of the week"

"Plenty of albums mine youthful angst; far fewer offer any answers. Spaltro pleads and howls her way to the crux of the matter, finds her own way out, and leaves a poetic map behind for the rest of us."
- Consequence of Sound

1. Hair to the Ferris Wheel
2. Aubergine
3. Florence Berlin
4. Bird Balloons
5. Regarding Ascending the Stairs
6. You Are The Apple
7. Mezzanine
8. Little Brother
9. Crane Your Neck
10. Rooftop
11. The Nothing Part II
12. Taxidermist, Taxidermist

all songs written & arranged by Aly Spaltro*
engineered, produced, & mixed by Nadim Issa at Let 'Em In Music in Gowanus, Brooklyn
mastered by Joe LaPorta at The Lodge in New York City
*trumpets on track 4 arranged by Cole Kamen-Green, Aly Spaltro, & Nadim Issa
*clarinets on track 7 arranged by Alec Spiegelman, Aly Spaltro & Nadim Issa
*keys on tracks 6 & 10 arranged by Nadim Issa

The players:
Aly Spaltro: vocals, guitars, bass, banjo, omnichord, xylophone, percussion
with:
Nadim Issa: organ, piano, keys, percussion
Peter McLaughlin: drums, 
Walker Adams: drums on 2, 
Henry Jamison bass on 1 2
Alex Asher trombone
Cole Kamen-Green: trumpet
Ben Stepp: tuba
Maria Jeffers: cello
Nora Krohn: viola
Brooke Quiggins: violin
Melissa Tong: violin