Grouper announces next album Ruins, out in October on Kranky

Grouper announces next album Ruins, out in October on Kranky

Mark your calendars: Grouper (a.k.a. Liz Harris) has a new album coming out on October 31 via Kranky.

Ruins was primarily recorded in Portugal, where Harris completed a 2011 residency set up via the art center Galeria Zé dos Bois, but one song is from 2004 and was recorded at her mother’s house. The tracks were recorded “pretty simply,” Harris said, “with a portable 4-track, Sony stereo mic and an upright piano.”

Harris said she hopes the new album is reminiscent of her time in Portugal, where she spent her spare time hiking to the beach, walking past demolished estates and a small village. The residency provided her with the opportunity to sit still for the first time in a long while, allowing her to work through “a lot of political anger and emotional garbage.”

“This album is a document, a nod to that daily walk,” she said. “Failed structures. Living in the remains of love.”

Ruins tracklist:

01. Made of Metal
02. Clearing
03. Call Across Rooms
04. Labyrinth
05. Lighthouse
06. Holofernes
07. Holding
08. Made of Air

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