credit: Kelly McClure
Musician and visual artist Lindsey Baker self-released her solo debut album, The Arm Wrestling Tournament, in February 2015 and it caught a lot of ears. In a review from Tiny Mix Tapes they said “Baker carries a guitar the way Robert Frost carried a hatchet: as a tool through which tension and rage can be released,” and Paste said “The Brooklyn singer and songwriter behind Guts Club sings with piercing emotional intensity.”
She’s since moved from Brooklyn to New Orleans, where she recorded her second album Shit Bug, released on Moderate Fidelity Records on July 1, 2016. Baker brought along a band for Shit Bug and has since preformed with a rotating cast of musicians and friends.
While The Arm Wrestling Tournament dealt mostly with dark, obsessive love, the themes of Shit Bug further define Baker's ongoing narrative about coming to terms with otherness and alienation via with her own brand of cosmic gloom.
A third and fully electric album is just being wrapped up with a release date sometime in the spring or summer of 2018.
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