Shauf, Andy - Neon skyline LP

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Shauf, Andy - Neon skyline LP
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8714092747515
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2019
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8714092747515
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LP
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Few artists are storytellers as deft and disarmingly observational as Andy Shauf. The Toronto-based, Saskatchewan-raised musician's songs unfold like short fiction: they're densely layered with colorful characters and a rich emotional depth. On his new album The Neon Skyline (out January 24 via ANTI-), he sets a familiar scene of inviting a friend for beers on the opening title track: "I said, 'Come to the Skyline, I’ll be washing my sins away.' He just laughed, said 'I’ll be late, you know how I can be.'"

The LP's 11 interconnected tracks follow a simple plot: the narrator goes to his neighborhood dive, finds out his ex is back in town, and she eventually shows up. While its overarching narrative is riveting, the real thrill of the album comes from how Shauf finds the humanity and humor in a typical night out and the ashes of a past relationship.

For The Neon Skyline, Shauf chose to start each composition on guitar instead of his usual piano. Happy accidents like Shauf testing out a new spring reverb pedal and experimenting with tape machines forced him to simplify how he'd arrange the tracks. Over the course of a year-and-a-half, Shauf ended up with almost 50 songs all about the same night at the bar. Though paring down his massive body of work to a single album's worth of material was a challenge for Shauf, the final tracklist is seamless and fully-formed.

1. Neon Skyline - 3:38
2. Where Are You Judy - 3:21
3. Clove Cigarette - 2:55
4. Thirteen Hours - 2:58
5. Things I Do - 2:27
6. Living Room - 3:05
7. Dust Kids - 2:40
8. The Moon - 3:36
9. Try Again - 3:48
10. Fire Truck - 3:21
11. Changer - 3:01

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