Thursday, February 18, 2016

Sights and Sounds: Stream full-length debut from Skylar Gudasz

This morning I've been listening to the forthcoming Skylar Gudasz album "Oleander" and I have been so impressed I wanted to immediately help get the word out about this exciting young singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist based in Durham, North Carolina. Below is the media release and make sure to listen to the full album courtesy of Consequence Of Sound...

Robert Kinsler


Durham, NC based Skylar Gudasz is thrilled for the upcoming release of her debut album Oleander, out this Friday February 19th.
Consequence Of Sound is now streaming this enchanting work by a talented new singer-songwriter who they say "delivers an album of dramatic, honest, and often playful alt-country songs ... Cumulatively, the whole album is a spectacular introduction to a worthy, captivating new voice in Americana." 

Listen here   
WUNC's Morning Edition caught up with Skylar and spoke about being a member of the Big Star Third Collective, recording with renowned Chapel Hill producer Chris Stamey and traveling the world before recording her debut LP. Listen to the session and interview this Friday at
This past weekend Skylar performed alongside Debbi Peterson, Steve Wynn, Mike Mills and others at the famed Wild Honey Beach Boys Benefit concert in Los Angeles. Goldmine Magazine said Skylar's performance was a "transcendent moment" and she delivered a "magical, exceptionally sung Surf's Up ... wrapping [her] beautiful voice around the fragile, moving melody."
Beginning on March 11, 2016, in Washington DC, Skylar will hit the road with Mount Moriah. The tour will visit New York, Washington DC, Philadelphia and Boston, before finishing up with an Oleander Record Release show in Carrboro, NC and a performance at this year's Phuzz Phest. Full tour dates and details below.
Oleander was produced by Chris Stamey, who was drawn to Skylar's distinctiveness as a songwriter after seeing her perform alongside some of the most promising young musicians in Chapel Hill and Durham.
Chris describes Skylar as "a triple threat - a skilled singer, composer, and lyricist - with a background in both classical and pop music."
Shortly after his ambitious Big Star Third collective began playing, Chris brought Skylar aboard, introducing her to a cast that included Big Star drummer Jody Stephens, R.E.M.'s Mike Mills and the Posies' Ken Stringfellow. From Barcelona to Sydney to London, Skylar had the chance to perform alongside Jeff Tweedy, Cat Power and Ray Davies.
Back home in North Carolina, Skylar began recording new material that would become Oleander. An album full of tender songs that lean on minimal piano-and-vocal passages that ebb and flow between full-band crescendos, while others are full of grand orchestral swirls. The end result is the work of a singer-songwriter whose balance of musical talent and artistic vision comes along only once in a very blue moon.
Skylar plans to spend all of 2016 on the road. Stay tuned for tour dates, videos and more!
Pre-order Oleander here:
Tour Dates:
February 19th Flyleaf Books (6:00pm in-store)        Chapel Hill, NC
March 11th     Rock & Roll Hotel                              Washington, DC
March 12th     Boot & Saddle                                     Philadelphia PA
March 13th     Rough Trade                                       Brooklyn, NY
March 15th     Middle East Upstairs                         Boston, MA
April 1st         Cat's Cradle Backroom                       Carrboro, NC
April 15th       Phuzz Phest                                        Winston-Salem, NC

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