Format: Vinyl>New

Analog Sparks

Limited 180gm vinyl LP pressing. 2017 release, the debut solo album from singer/songwriter Allison Pierce, best known as one half of The Pierces. This album feels like the most important creative outpouring of my life so far, says Allison, who is launching the second half of her distinguished career by teaming with producer Ethan Johns (Ryan Adams, Ray LaMontagne, Paul McCartney). It feels like the most genuine expression of who I am, musically and personally. Year of the Rabbit marks Allison Pierces first album as a solo artist, following two decades with her sister in the acclaimed duo, The Pierces. Recorded in analog straight to magnetic tape, the album was mostly performed by Allison and Ethan at Hollywood recording mecca Sunset Sound (much in the same spirit as Johns produced Ray LaMontagnes debut LP, Trouble). The only outside contributors were Gabe Witcher, who supplied fiddle on two tracks, and Greg Leisz, who played pedal steel on another. Over the years, Id write these songs knowing they werent Pierces songs, and I collected them in anticipation of the day when I could record them myself, says Pierce. Id envisioned the whole thing, so I was ready, and waiting patiently for the opportunity to make it.

Release Date: 2017-10-27