Skullcrusher – Skullcrusher

Label:
Secretly Canadian
Art.No.:
0555244
Cat.No.:
SC408 / SC408LP-C1

Released:
2020
Cover:
Picture
Format:
12"
Pressing:
US - Original
State:
New
Vinyl:
Cover:
Genre:
Alternative / Indie + Rock / Indie
Tags:
the war on drugs, phoebe bridgers, fleet foxes, bon iver
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Skullcrusher - Skullcrusher
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Skullcrusher is, by all accounts, an exploration of the ways you become yourself when you aren't looking - and how that feels once you start paying attention. It's a quiet power; a hushed celebration of the tiny, understated subtleties that culminate into knowing yourself. On her debut EP, songwriter Helen Ballentine offers an airy, intense, and unflinchingly open collection of songs written about - and from - one of life's in-between gray areas, a stretch of uncertainty and unemployment, and the subsequent search for identity. Here, as Skullcrusher, Ballentine grapples with how to communicate her private self to an audience. The four dark, dreamy songs on her debut EP were influenced by a strange-but-fitting amalgamation of media consumed in the immediate aftermath of quitting her 9-5. There's Valerie and her Week of Wonders, the Czech new-wave film that went on to inform Skullcrusher's aesthetic. There's Ballentine's love of fantasy and surrealism, her appreciation of the way fantasy novels juxtapose beauty and violence. Skullcrusher's understated energy radiates with the atmosphere of waking up to the quiet terror of shapeless, structureless days, but it finds power in eschewing the pressures of careerism and a vapid culture of productivity. Instead, as Skullcrusher, Ballentine has the audacity to be comfortable enough with herself, and to simply accept the unknown as her life.

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TitleFeaturingProducingTime
A1. Places/PlansNoah Weinman03:03
A2. TraceNoah Weinman03:20
A3. Two Weeks In DecemberNoah Weinman00:56
A4. Day Of ShowNoah Weinman04:15
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