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Grouper reveals new album plans with the incantatory “Unclean Mind”

Liz Harris aka Grouper has revealed plans for a new album called Shade, which arrives on October 22 via kranky. The album is said to be about respite and the coast, and features songs that span the last 15 years – essentially her whole career. They were recorded in three different session in Mount Tamalpais (California), Portland, and recently in Astoria.

The first song to be shared from the album is “Unclean Mind”, which finds her on acoustic guitar, quietly knotting and layering her rough playing into a gentle haze, reminiscent of her breakthrough album Dragging A Dead Deer Up A Hill. Her gorgeous vocals are foregrounded more than ever, and yet the words remain elusive, unless you lean in close and put it on repeat – which is exactly what we plan to do.

Listen to “Unclean Mind” below or find it on your preferred platform.

Grouper’s Shade comes out on October 22 through kranky (pre-order on Bandcamp).