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Shelby Earl - Burn The Boats

by Shelby Earl

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"Burn The Boats" is Shelby Earl's debut album.
She has a NEW amazing record available now - 7/23/13 - "Swift Arrows", produced by Damien Jurado.

Please buy direct via artist's website - www.shelbyearl.com

Named the "#1 Outstanding 2011 Album You Might Have Missed" by Amazon(dot)com, Shelby Earl's debut solo album, Burn the Boats (produced by John Roderick of The Long Winters and released in November 2011 on Local 638 Records) inspired NPR/LA Times Ann Powers to dub Earl her "new favorite songwriter".

Collaborators on the album include members of The Long Winters, Telekinesis, (former) Fleet Foxes, The Head and the Heart, the Maldives and more.

Earl has since shared stages with everyone from Benjamin Gibbard, Rhett Miller and Lavender Diamond to Loudon Wainwright III, Crooked Fingers and the White Buffalo.

Burn The Boats - Track listing

1. 22 (You've Got Me Undone)
2. Legend Of Persephone
3. Everyone Belongs To Someone
4. Smoke Goes Clearing
5. Beloved
6. Made Of Sand
7. Distant Rooms
8. Under Evergreen
9. Pacific Love
10. At The Start
11. Burn The Boats Pt. One
12. Sing Low


Soundtrack Suggestions for Zach Braff's 'Garden State' Follow-Up: Shelby Earl, "Everyone Belongs to Someone"
- Rolling Stone

"[Swift Arrows]...is an invigorating, bold statement from a singer/songwriter..." - American Songwriter

"Album of the Month: Shelby Earl's Swift Arrows" - Seattle Met Magazine

"Earl Avoids Sophomore Slump with full-length Swift Arrows..."- TribLive

"Glory On the Horizon for Shelby Earl and "...her masterful sophomore effort...Swift Arrows) encapsulates Earl’s talents concisely, delivering disconcerting truths in a style that’s undeniably beguiling" - The Seattle Times

"The New Sound of Seattle: These 3 acts have what it takes to deliver our distinctly Seattle sound to the world"... - Seattle Met Magazine

"This time around, Earl is not holding anything back, nor is she hiding behind anything..." - The Stranger

"Shelby Earl's Swift Arrows is One of the Most Anticipated Locals Records of the Year...she is a songwriter, not a hobbyist with a nice voice and a day job...." - Seattle Weekly

eMusic Pick: "Tart, wry pop, delivered with a wicked grin... - eMusic

"It's clear that Shelby Earl is going big places" - The Sunbreak

#1 Amazon(dot)com Outstanding 2011 Album You Might Have Missed: Shelby Earl, Burn the Boats - Amazon

"Singer/songwriter Shelby Earl released one of the best albums to come out of the Northwest in 2011" - Paste Magazine

"singer-songwriter Shelby Earl cut out every anguished and beautiful facet of "All Apologies" with heart-wrenching grace." [Full Article] - Rolling Stone (Nirvana "Nevermind" 20th Anniversary show)

"...this is Earl's show all the way." - NPR

"With songs that transcend trends and musical boundaries, Shelby Earl’s Burn the Boats is a fine example of a singer-songwriter who has honed her craft to a fine point and whose songs are both touching and inspiring." - Pop Matters

"'Burn the Boats' features simple, elegant tunes that showcase a voice that rings with confidence..." - Spinner

"...Earl's voice has an infinite depth to it..If you feel the need to lose yourself and/or be restored, put your faith in Earl." - The Stranger

"Burn the Boats," is a thing of beauty. If you aren't familiar w/ Miss Earl, now would be a good time to get up to speed.." - DJ El Toro, KEXP 90.3

"Shelby’s story is the sort of underdog tale that both inspires and restores faith..."- Rocktorch


released March 14, 2011


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Local 638 Records Seattle, Washington

A wee boutique label offering unique labors of love. Located in Seattle, Washington.

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*Jon Rauhouse (Neko Case)
*Shelby Earl
*Star Anna (Distro'd by Pearl Jam/Ten Club)
*Danny Bland (In Case We Die - Audiobook)
*Cristina Bautista
*Kristy Cameron
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