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Shy, Low Releasing Sophomore LP ‘Hiraeth’ on Nov 13; New Song Premiering on Gold Flake Paint


Richmond, VA post-rock outfit Shy, Low is premiering a new song today on Gold Flake Paint.

The track “Algos” appears on the band’s sophomore LP Hiraeth, out on limited edition vinyl, CD, and at digital retailers everywhere, on November 13th via Spartan Records.

Drummer Sean Doody says, “‘Algos‘ means pain or ache, whereas ‘Nostos’ means homecoming. Together, they form the common word ‘nostalgia.’ Nostalgia is a major theme on the record, and ‘Algos’ is, in many ways, the other side of ‘Nostos,’ the first song on the album. In writing “Algos,” we were really trying to capture the deeply melancholy character of nostalgic experiences. Jessika Blanks performs a haunting violin arrangement on the song, and we feel that this adds a textural and emotional level to the composition that speaks directly to the record’s main thesis. While very simple, this is one of our favorite tracks on the record.”

Hiraeth is available for pre-order now via Spartan Records.

The artwork for the LP was illustrated and painted with watercolors by Austin, TX-based artist Hallie Rose Taylor. The vinyl includes a 12” insert that contains a line-drawing of the cover artwork. All vinyl pre-orders include a custom Shy, Low watercolor set and fans are encouraged to paint their own version of the Hiraeth cover using the included 12” x 12” line drawn illustration


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