M’lady’s Records is incredibly proud to introduce the debut album from RUBY PINS, borne out of the dreams and hard work of Lillian Maring. Written over the past three years, recorded on an old computer with just one SM58 microphone, and played almost entirely by Ms. Maring, these songs sound like almost nothing else we’ve heard.
Inspired by dreams friends have had about her, and informed by the spirits of Eno, Jacques Dutronc, and Catherine Ribeiro, this record has a deep individualistic streak, and imagination by the ton. There’s an other- worldliness to the album, the kind of echoes that can be felt usually in certain films, a special kind of logic that gets under one’s skin. Recorded mostly in the beautiful town of Port Townsend, Washington in the summer of 2012, Lillian enlisted some instrumental help on certain songs from Hannah Lew (her bandmate in the estimable and much-beloved GRASS WIDOW), Fiona Campbell, Jen Weisberg and Brett Lyman, but this is really ‘a solo trip’, as Neil Young once put it so eloquently.
M’Lady’s consistently releases such fine records, and I’m happy to see a new solo for from Lillian of Grass Widow is the latest gem. Having seen the girls of Grass Widow play at least half a dozen times, and once with The Raincoats, I’m pretty die hard. Lillian’s track and video (she directed it) live up to the quality I’ve come to expect from a Grass Widow girl. Can’t wait to hear the full length!
Ruby Pins - s/t LP is also available on cassette and will be shipping mid June. Order yours from M’Ladys here.