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LIMITED RUN "LUCKY ONES" FINALLY AVAILABLE FOR DIGITAL DOWNLOAD

The Lucky Ones

Heather Aubrey Lloyd

Only 200 numbered, limited edition hard copies of "The Lucky Ones" exist, released for Heather's Most-Wanted Artist appearance at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival in 2018. Random numbers also contained 4-leaf clovers (Heather's weird superpower). This is the first time this 'tweener EP (some some of these tunes are slated for fully arranged release in late 2020) of demos is available digitally!
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Happy "Tin" Anniversary! Heather Aubrey Lloyd spotlighted her songwriting for the first time in 2010, when she took the best entries from a two-year, monthly writing challenge and recorded a solo CD, "Samples." These intimate, bedroom recordings span folk, rock, alternative and even EDM (courtesy a remix track from Artem Bank). Whether its seeing the pain in a fresh can of paint on a post-breakup apartment, finding the superhuman lightness in a friend's divorce, playing with the dualistic meanings of sneaky words, or unpacking the childhood lessons of The Secret of NIMH, "Samples" represents Lloyd's lyricism and subject matter at its most creative and unusual. In parentheses after each song title, is the only prompt Heather was given to inspire the song. The Bandcamp anniversary re-release features bonus material: View on Bandcamp and click on the name of each song for backstory, videos and special features!

"A MESSAGE IN THE MESS" on BANDCAMP

A Message in the Mess

Heather Aubrey Lloyd

After a stint backing Dar Williams, Heather started work on a solo CD. “A Message in the Mess" is populated by colorful, larger-than-life characters: Hippie Tooth Faeries, Jackson Pollock reincarnated as a flock of pigeons and aspiring animal crackers. Lloyd’s stunning and emotive alto is pushed to new limits in a polished departure from the alt-folk grit of her band, ilyAIMY. Inventive arrangements evolved thanks to a cross-country collaboration with Reno band, The Novelists, on mandolin, banjo, upright bass and delightfully bizarre percussion (yes, that really is recorded bubble wrap). The result: Traditionally folk/acoustic instruments used in unorthodox ways that court jazz, indie, classical and rock. The disc begins with the anthemic pop love song, “Ask For Me,” and passes through the funny glockenspiel/kazoo folk of “The Animal Crackers Song” to end up in the string arrangement of “Pollock” and grinding roots rock of “Phantom.” "Mess" received the Director's Award for Album of the Year from the Mid-Atlantic Song Contest, and the awards haven't stopped since.

Footnotes:

No, it's not Photoshop. Yes, we really threw the paint at my face:
https://imagery.zoogletools.com/u/156517/c772533edd2b1cd32b54a5625705381a00f07594/large/16179271-800614565640-6108174385965430739-o.jpg

The Novelists on Bancamp:
https://thenovelists.bandcamp.com/releases

Heather did a songwriting masterclass podcast on the creation of each song on "Mess," now available here on bandcamp:
https://heatheraubreylloyd.bandcamp.com/album/mess-countdown-podcast
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