The Quietus - A new rock music and pop culture website


DOWNLOAD: Grouper - Call Across Rooms
Christian Eede , September 10th, 2014 16:14

First taste of upcoming album Ruins

After announcing the release of her eighth studio album, Ruins, last month, Liz Harris, aka Grouper, has unveiled 'Call Across Rooms' and it can be streamed above.

The track sees Harris' husky, affected vocals accompanied by little more than a piano and was, along with the rest of her upcoming album, captured on a field recording trip in Portugal in 2011. According to Vogue, Harris says: "The song is on one level very plain and literal, about a letter I wrote for someone I loved and could not get along with". Speaking last month about Ruins, she said: "I'm still surprised by what I wound up with. It was the first time I'd sat still for a few years; processed a lot of political anger and emotional garbage". Ruins is Harris' first release since last year's The Man Who Died In His Boat and is out, via Kranky, on October 31. She also plays Unsound Festival in Kraków on October 19.

If you love our features, news and reviews, please support what we do with a one-off or regular donation. Year-on-year, our corporate advertising is down by around 90% - a figure that threatens to sink The Quietus. Hit this link to find out more and keep on Black Sky Thinking.