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red steppes’ debut A Mouth May Grow was rooted firmly in the topography of California; her sophomore release Arcs (Native Cat Recordings) is the fruit of a series of displacements, disturbances, and reorientations. Stylistically diverse, the album delivers minimalist guitar pop, mathy folk, and even a Peter Gabriel-tinged meditation on loss, finding equilibrium in songwriter Nika Aila States’ intimate vocals. 

Arcs is plush with the kind of photographic lyricism States began exploring with A Mouth May Grow; songs fondly addressed to lovers are mindful of an inevitable transience, lullabies keep account both of the world’s smallest gestures and its great ruins, and a series of scenes unfold as a prayer of sustenance, a knowing salutation aimed at fellow travelers and sailors-by-the-wind. 

 


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Apr 12. 2019 9pm
PETE'S CANDY STORE
709 Lorimer St, Brooklyn, NY 11211
709 Lorimer St, Brooklyn, NY 11211 9pm
May 05. 2019 8pm BORBOUN AND BRANCH
705 N. 2nd St Philadelphia, PA
Will Stratton 705 N. 2nd St Philadelphia, PA 8pm
May 31. 2019 7pm
Tim Karpus Band, Bright Raven, This Island Earth
LADD TAPHOUSE
2239 SE 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97214
Tim Karpus Band, Bright Raven, This Island Earth 2239 SE 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97214 7pm
Jun 07. 2019 7pm CAFé DU NORD
2174 Market Street San Francisco, CA 94114
Range of Light Wilderness, Sis 2174 Market Street San Francisco, CA 94114 7pm Tickets & more
Jun 08. 2019 12pm
ECOFEST STAGE
Fairfax Festival, Fairfax CA
Fairfax Festival, Fairfax CA 12pm
Jun 09. 2019 5pm
Adam Ingram
HENRY MILLER LAB
3728 The Barnyard #Suite G-23 Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93923
Adam Ingram 3728 The Barnyard #Suite G-23 Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93923 5pm Tickets & more
Jun 14. 2019 7pm
HENRY MILLER LIBRARY
48603 CA-1, Big Sur, CA 93920
48603 CA-1, Big Sur, CA 93920 7pm
Jun 15. 2019 7pm
Daniel Wright
GREATER GOODS OJAI
145 w.el roblar dr. ojai, ca 93023
Daniel Wright 145 w.el roblar dr. ojai, ca 93023 7pm
a mouth may grow:
ashton / solemn bird / rampages eastward / bixby / i did not speak it / i do in the dark / what in bob's name / bodie / big desire / one for a second son / sibley
arcs:
leonine / a careful garden / trouble
AshtonAshton,
for once go taste your own strong salt
go touch the crowded tongues of mustard
go kiss the cormorant bones
but don't hold me; my hands can't offer help
Go find a frame where I am not the only thing
in which you see yourself

Ashton,
you wrap yourself up in that nice brown bag
You squint into that amber spyglass, and you spot steadier land
where I see stars above the softest marsh's mud
If you can stand there you'll be proud, but if you can't
what passing hand will pull you up?

Underneath the sacks of seed and bags of sallow hay
up comes the cattail reed
Up comes the bottom of the bay
Go sew your broken teeth between the rows of overwatered wheat
A mouth may grow, though the field lays fallow.

Ashton,
what billows at your front porch now?
If that's your white shirt on the fishing wire
I will not cut it down
I won't hold you - I cannot keep you still
The wind's been chewing and the sun's slight ribs
and now it's getting at you, too.

Madera

 

I Did Not Speak It

 

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