press photo credit: Myles Katherine
Today Lindsay Clark is sharing her new “Better Way” single/video via Under The Radar. Check out the premiere HERE. Carpe Noctem is due out on June 24th via Audiosport Records. Pre-order the LP HERE. In case you’ve missed them, check out Lindsay’s previous singles “Evening Star” & “Roses in the Sky” which both feature William Tyler on guitar.
Lindsay shared some words about the meaning of the single:
“I wrote “Better Way” about breaking karmic emotional cycles of self-betrayal. Years ago I was in a dysfunctional relationship dynamic with someone in the music community which became really strained, confusing and manipulative. It was a painful experience in some ways but also a catalyst for looking at my own patterns of what kind of love I let myself receive. The song is a lullabye to myself, and anyone who has ever accepted less than they deserve. While it took a long time to complete, it became one of my favorite songs on the album, partly because of the string/wind arrangements my collaborator, Jeremy Harris (Devendra Banhart/Hand Habits) wrote for it. We both love classical music and 60s/70s baroque folk, artists like Judee Sill and Linda Perhacs, and he captured my vision perfectly.”
Lindsay Clark finds balance between traditional folk, English folk, country and her own version of experimental folk that seems to come from within. With influences ranging from the Beach Boys, Elizabeth Cotton, Joni Mitchell, Appalachian folk, her classical upbringing, and her father’s record collection, she blends many worlds into a uniquely warm sound. She has carved out a unique and vibrant place as an artist with her penchant for poetry, rich harmony, and a style of self-taught fingerpicking influenced by Nick Drake, John Fahey, and others.
Originally from the small gold rush town of Nevada City, CA, she now resides in Portland, OR. Her sound has been described as “folk with angelic vocals washing over smooth edges” (1859 Magazine). She has shared the stage with musicians such as Alela Diane, Nat Baldwin (Dirty Projectors), Adam Torres, Ryan Francesconi (Joanna Newsom), Laura Gibson, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith and Michael Hurley. “Crystalline” was released in 2018 via boutique German label Oscarson. Her forthcoming album features William Tyler, Alela Diane, Sage Fisher (Dolphin Midwives), Alexis Mahler (Shook Twins) & Andy Rayborn (Paper Gates) and was engineered, co-produced, co-arranged with Jeremy Harris (Devendra Banhart/Vetiver), with additional engineering by Ryan Oxford (Y La Bamba) and Brandon Eggleston (Mountain Goats), out 6/24/22 with Audiosport Records (NL). She has also recently contributed to vocals on Michael Hurley’s latest release, Time of the Foxgloves (No Quarter Records).
“A rare exhibition of the weight that minimalism can bear in contemporary, reflective folk music.” – Popmatters
6/13 Club Tee Gee – Los Angeles, CA
6/15 So Far Sounds – Oakland, CA
6/17 So Far Sounds – Sacramento, CA
6/18 The Lost Church – Santa Rosa, CA
6/19 Make Out Room – San Francisco, CA
6/24 The Old Church – Portland, OR (Album Release Show)