(Vancouver, BC) - Vancouver electronic artist Lief Hall is excited to announce the release of her new album Roses for Ruins on Friday, April 6th. Hall will celebrate the album's release with a Vancouver Release Show at VIVO on April 6th and then will head out on a West Coast Tour with LA electronic producer and multi-instrumentalist ERAS starting on April 10th. Today also marks the release of Hall's second single 'Lead Blood'. The first single, the title track, 'Roses for Ruins' was released earlier this year when the video premiered on Exclaim!.
Previously a member of electronic duo MYTHS and no wave trio Mutators, Lief Hall began her solo project while living in Berlin in 2014, creating layered experimental all-vocal compositions in her album Voices (2014) and integrating dark electronic production with layered vocal harmonies in her EP Transform (2015). Recorded by Jordan Koop at The Noise Floor on Gabriola Island, Roses for Ruins marks a new direction for Hall's solo work, integrating acoustic instrumentation with Elisa Thorn on harp, Byron Peters on drums, Marin Reisle on cello and Jordan Koop on guitar.
Roses For Ruins is collection of songs which blends electronic beats, foreboding synths and haunting vocal harmonies into pop-flirting melodies which explore the connection between the personal and the political, nature, technology and the subconscious. The second single 'Lead Blood' is a song that continues to bring the album's themes into focus.
"I chose to release 'Lead Blood' as the second single from the album because it differs distinctly from the first single, emphasizing the electronic production and evoking a more industrialized and technological landscape,” says Lief Hall. “Both tracks express elements that run through the whole album which interweaves metaphors of natural and technological landscapes while mixing pop with the avant-garde.”
Whether penetrating into the depths of the earth (in songs 'Dark Seed', 'Glass & Obsidian' and 'Snakes'), entering into subconscious dreamworlds (in 'Roses for Ruins', 'Fiction’s Refrain' and 'Dream to Forget'), exploring life as a machine (in 'Lead Blood') or entering into the burning industrial landscapes of global warming (in 'Paper Ash') the album is at once delicate and ominous, reflecting the complex relations of contemporary experience.
Roses for Ruins is being released on Hall’s new label, Aqua Aura Records, and will be available on Spotify, Apple Music/iTunes, and other digital retailers and streaming services on Friday, April 6th. The release will be followed with tours in the US, Canada and Europe, beginning with a tour of the West Coast with ERAS starting on April 10th. For more information and the most up to date tour schedule, please visit: liefhall.com
LIEF HALL >> UPCOMING TOUR DATES
April 6 - Vancouver, BC - VIVO (Album Release Show), w/ Mourning Coup, Michelle Mackenzie + sound installation by Gabi Dao
April 10 - Tijuana, Mexico - Net Net, w/ ERAS
April 11 - San Diego, CA - Kava Lounge, w/ ERAS
April 13 - Los Angeles, CA - Vertexx, w/ ERAS
April 19 - Portland, OR - Open Signal, w/ ERAS
April 21 - Vancouver, BC - Sunset Terrace, w/ ERAS
LIEF HALL - ROSES FOR RUINS TRACKLISTING
RELEASE DATE: APRIL 6th, 2018 (Aqua Aura Records)
1. Dark Seed
2. Roses for Ruins
3. Paper Ash
4. Lead Blood
5. Glass & Obsidian
6. Fiction's Refrain
8. Dream to Forget