Western Blot Too 30

I’ve known Al Shipley for years. More than a decade, in fact. He’s always been a musician in my eyes but it’s still quite strange to record a record with a friend. Seeing his music through from ideas to fruition while still knowing him as a person I hang with outside of the studio. Al is also a well-respected music writer when he’s not making music. He’s written for Rolling Stone, The Fader, Stereogum, SPIN, Complex, and Pitchfork, to name a few. So I find it really hard to write about the musician who is a writer who writes about musicians.

That said, I think Al’s music speaks for itself. It’s exemplary of him both as a human being and that of a musician. Al is a musician who knows when to massage something and work it out or just abandon. I feel that is a true gift for a musician. This EP is a little darker than his last release, it’s about aging, illness and death. Please let the music speak for itself and enjoy.

 

Credits

Keyboards, vocals and drums by Al Shipley

Vocals by Lizzy Greif and Scott Siskind

Guitar by Ishai Barnoy

Keyboards by Koye Berry

Produced by Al Shipley and Mat Leffler-Schulman

Engineered by Rob Liberati

Mixed by Mat Leffler-Schulman

Mastered by Dan Coutant