PRESS for SIDES
"The Virginia duo's sparse, meditative indie folk songs grapple with the impermanence of life and the disorientation of grief, evoking an aching stillness."
"...a plaintive meditation on grief that combines elements of post-rock and jazz to entrancing effect"
"...35 minutes' worth of what prove to be riveting performances in which every quiet sound has the effect of a mountain or a storm front on the horizon... Sides is a work of grace."
WESTERN VINYL 217 | 2022
WESTERN VINYL | 2020
"There's such beautiful atmosphere to the record and to the song."
NPR's Bob Boilen
"It's the featherweight punch that opens Lean Year's self-titled debut, shuffling through the softest of songs with a far-away intimacy."
NPR'S Lars Gotrich
"Lean Year have managed an impressive debut."
"It’s a gorgeous piece of ghostly folk-rock, like a flickering transmission coming through an old radio from a lost place and time."
WESTERN VINYL 152 | 2017
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