Valley Maker (Austin Crane) released his new album When The Day Leaves via Frenchkiss Records earlier this year and is stopping at MOTR Pub tomorrow night!
When the Day Leaves is an uninterrupted sequence of reflections about the generational limbo of being awed by and worried for this world. The anxiety of uncertainty—always part of life but now seemingly omnipresent—can be vexing, a reality these songs acknowledge. Crane, as he sings at one point, is fully “aligned with my blues.” But these songs also affirm that life is an endless opportunity for renewal, for trying again. As with dusk, when the day leaves and “tries to start again” amid a riot of expiring colors, we eventually learn what comes next.
When The Day Leaves is an uninterrupted sequence of reflections about the generational limbo of being awed by and worried for this world. Listening you feel like you're sitting with Crane in an intricate, unified sound-world of his design. He offloads his observations about our tangled thicket of hope and fear, aspiration and exasperation. The album was recorded with producer Trevor Spencer and longtime harmonizing partner Amy Godwin.