Anna St. Louis
First Songs
Woodsist
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2019
LP
21.49
WOODSIST 092 LP
Ltd. edition black vinyl pressing of debut cassette from 2017
Incl. VAT plus shipping / Orders from outside the EU are exempt from VAT
Tracklist
1Wind-Up
2Evermore
3288
4Keep Walking
5Mercy
6Stray
7Sun
8Fire

Despite her last name, Anna St. Louis was born and raised in Kansas City. She grew up a painter and singing in punk bands, eventually leaving her hometown to attend art school in Philadelphia. After graduating she made the move to Los Angeles where she began teaching herself guitar, writing songs and recording them on her own in her bedroom. First Songs is the sound of someone discovering their talent in real time - a peak into the collage of a wonderful mind that is absorbing their new surroundings and using new tools to put them into the room. Listening to this collection you can feel the sun coming in through the window - Anna on the foot of the bed with a guitar on her knee, finding her voice. St. Louis wears her influences well - think Patsy Cline singing over John Fahey - but has a style all her own. And while you can take the artist out of the midwest, you can't take the midwest out of the artist - so let this be known; this is Midwestern music ran through a California filter. I believe Anna will have many more releases in her lifetime, but let it all begin here - First Songs.

“A low dangling cigarette of psychedelic folk” – NPR Music

“Fire is gorgeous and smoldering”- Pitchfork