MARY LATTIMORE: harpist/composer shares video for “Hello From The Edge of the Earth”-New album ‘Hundreds of Days’ out May 18th on Ghostly Itnl

April 26, 2018

Rachael Pony Cassells

– Shares video for “Hello From the Edge of the Earth”
– New album ‘Hundreds of Days’ out May 18th on Ghostly International

Ahead of the release of new album ‘Hundreds of Days’ (May 18th, Ghostly International), LA-based composer/harpist Mary Lattimore shares the first music video to accompany the release.

Directed by Issac Williams, “Hello From The Edge of the Earth” sets a grainy abstracted visual to compliment Lattimore’s spacious, reflective wanderings.

Memories — places, vacancies, allusions — are fundamental characters in Mary Lattimore’s evocative craft. Inside her music, wordless narratives, indefinite travelogues, and braided events skew into something enchantingly new. The Los Angeles-based harpist recorded her breakout 2016 album, ‘At The Dam’, during stops along a road trip across America, letting the serene landscapes of Joshua Tree and Marfa, Texas color her compositions. In 2017, she presented ‘Collected Pieces’, a tape compiling sounds from her past life in Philadelphia: odes to the east coast, burning motels, and beach town convenience stores.

In addition to her own music, Mary also writes harp parts for songs and recordings, performing and recording with such great artists as Meg Baird, Thurston Moore, Sharon Van Etten, Jarvis Cocker, Kurt Vile, Steve Gunn, Ed Askew and Fursaxa. She has been a part of soundtrack projects including the Valerie Project, Lopapeysa, a film by David Kessler set in Iceland, and the film score for Marina Abramovic: the Artist is Present, a documentary about the artist. In March 2013, she accompanied Nick Cave‘s beautiful horse soundsuits for the 100th anniversary of Grand Central Station in New York City.

Now, in 2018, from a restorative station — a redwood barn, nestled in the hills above San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge — emanates Hundreds of Days’, her second full-length LP with Ghostly International. The record sojourns between silences and speech, between microcosmic daily scenes and macrocosmic universal understandings, between being alien in promising new places and feeling torn from old native havens. It’s an expansive new chapter in Lattimore’s story, and an expression of mystified gratitude. A study in how ordinary components helix together to create an extraordinary world.

‘Hundreds of Days’ is available to pre-order now from The Ghostly Store or at the retailer of your choice.

01. It Feels Like Floating
02. Never Saw Him Again
03. Hello From the Edge of the Earth
04. Baltic Birch
05. Their Faces Streaked With Light and Filled With Pity
06. On the Day You Saw the Dead Whale
07. Wind Carries Seed (Bonus Track)

Live dates:
05.17 Los Angeles, CA @ Zebulon
05.18 Las Vegas, NV @ Bunkhouse Saloon
05.02 Lawrence, KS @ Brightwood
05.25 Asheville, NC @ The Mothlight
05.26 Durham, NC @ The Arts Center
05.27 Philadelphia, PA @ PhilaMOCA
05.29 Brooklyn, NY @ Union Pool
05.31 Nelsonville, OH @ Nelsonville Music Festival
06.02 Fayetteville, AR @ Stage Eighteen
06.05 San Diego, CA @ Casbah*
06.06 Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent Theater*
06.07 Felton, CA @ Don Quixote’s International Music Hall*
06.08 San Francisco, CA @ The Great American Music Hall*
06.09 Sonoma, CA @ Huichica Music Festival*
06.10 Chico, CA @ Tender Loving
06.11 Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios*
06.12 Vancouver, BC @ Cobalt*
06.14 Spokane, WA @ The Bartlett*
06.15 Bozeman, MT @ The Rialto*
06.16 Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court*
06.17 Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater*
06.18 Omaha, NE @ Waiting Room*
06.19 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St Entry*
06.20 Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club*
06.22 Detroit, MI @ El Club*
06.23 Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace*
06.24 Ottawa, ON @ The 27 Club*
06.25 Montreal, QC @ Sala Rossa*
06.26 Portsmouth, NH @ 3S Artspace*
06.27 Boston, MA @ The Sinclair*
06.28 Brooklyn, NY @ Market Hotel*
07.07 Cape Charles, VA @ Experimental Film Virginia
07.15 Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress ^
07.18 Austin, TX @ Barracuda ^
07.19 Houston, TX @ Rockefeller’s ^
07.20 Dallas, TX @ Nasher Sculpture Center^
07.22 Albuquerque, NM @ Sister ^
07.23 Phoenix, AZ  @ LBX ^
08.02 Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room #
08.04 Danver, CO @ Lost Lake #
08.05 Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Music Hall #
08.07 Los Angeles, CA @ Resident #
08.09 San Fancisco, CA @ Hemlock Tavern #
08.11 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir #
08.12 Seattle, WA @ Barboza #
* w/ Iceage
^ w/ Julianna Barwick
# w/Dylan Carlson


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