Shannon Lay’s new LP Living Water to be first release on Mare Records, listen to new single “The Moons Detriment”

Shannon Lay has been making rounds around LA for the past two years, playing to sparsely crowded bars the cathartic songs from her debut album All This Life Goes Down, stopping hearts with her crystal clear vocals and soul-tugging strums. Incidentally, it was a similar experience that Kevin Morby had when he first saw Lay live and found himself asking her after the show to let him release her next album, Living Water–which eventually led to her being the first artist to sign to Morby’s newly launched Mare Records. Her first single off that new LP “The Moon’s Detriment” takes Lay’s euphonious trill to ethereal heights, one that barely emerges as a soft murmur but thrusts itself outward with such emotional vigor that it punctures all the ballooning introspection it inspires.

Lay will be playing a free show at the Bootleg Theatre on August 14 and will also be joining Morby on tour this fall, opening up for him at the Teragram Ballroom on September 21. Visit her Facebook to stay updated on future releases and tour dates. Living Water is out September 22, you can preorder it here.


Living Water tracklist

  1. Home
  2. Living Water
  3. Orange Tree
  4. Caterpillar
  5. Always Room
  6. Dog Fiddle
  7. The Search For Gold
  8. The Moons Detriment
  9. Recording 15
  10. Give it up
  11. Asa
  12. Come Together
  13. Coast
  14. Sis


08-14 Los Angeles, CA – Bootleg Theatre ^
08-21 Seattle, WA – Tractor Tavern *
08-22 Portland, OR – Aladdin Theater *
08-24 Salt Lake City, UT – The State Room *
08-25 Fort Collins, CO – Downtown Artey *
08-26 Denver, CO – Globe Hall *
08-28 Omaha, NE – Reverb Lounge *
08-29 St. Paul, MN – Turf Club *
08-31 Spring Green, WI – Shitty Barn *
09-01 Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall *
09-02 Grand Rapids, MI – Pyramid Scheme *
09-03 Toronto, Ontario – Horseshoe Tavern *
09-04 Montreal, Quebec – Bar Le Ritz PBD *
09-08 Richmond, VA – The Broadberry *
09-06 Boston, MA – The Sinclair *
09-07 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall Of Williamsburg *
09-13 St. Louis, MO – Off Broadway *
09-15 Dallas, TX – Sundown at Granada *
09-16 Austin, TX – The Mohawk *
09-18 Santa Fe, NM – Meow Wolf *
09-19 Phoenix, AZ – Valley Bar *
09-21 Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom *
09-22 Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst Atrium *
09-23 San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall *

^ = w/ Brian Hill
* = w/ Kevin Morby

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