FLOCK OF DIMES – ” Head of Roses “

Posted: February 25, 2021 in ALBUMS, MUSIC
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Wye Oak’s Jenn Wasner announces the second solo album under her alias Flock Of Dimes. A mature yet visceral songwriting experience about being on both the giving and receiving ends of heartbreak, ‘Head Of Roses’ is another demonstration of the talents of one of American indie-rock’s most consistently overlooked artists.

Flock of Dimes (aka Jenn Wasner) is sharing a new track titled “Price of Blue,” an unearthly new video filmed in black and white, co-directed by Wasner with Graham Tolbert. “Price of Blue” is a standout from Wasner’s second solo LP, “Head of Roses”, an album that showcases her ability to embrace new levels of vulnerability, honesty and openness, combined with the self-assuredness that comes with a decade-plus career as a songwriter, producer, multi-instrumentalist and prolific collaborator.
 
Of today’s release, Wasner says “This song is about trying, and failing, to connect. It’s about the ways in which, despite our best efforts, we misunderstand each other, and become so attached to stories that we’re unable to see the truth that’s right in front of us. And it’s about the invisible mark that another person can leave on your body, heart and mind long after their absence. It can be difficult to make sense of the memory of your experience when the reality on the surface is always shifting—when the story you’re telling, or the story you’ve been told, unravels, leaving you with a handful of pieces and no idea how they used to fit together.”

This song is about trying, and failing, to connect. It’s about the ways in which, despite our best efforts, we misunderstand each other, and become so attached to stories that we’re unable to see the truth that’s right in front of us. And it’s about the invisible mark that another person can leave on your body, heart and mind long after their absence. 
 
It can be difficult to make sense of the memory of your experience when the reality on the surface is always shifting—when the story you’re telling, or the story you’ve been told, unravels, leaving you with a handful of pieces and no idea how they used to fit together. There is more to a lost love than the sum of these pieces, just as a person is so much more than merely a collection of their physical parts. In both cases there is some essence, some spark of spirit that animates us, and gives us the sense that we are approaching the divine. But there is also, always, the shadow. The parts we do not see. The parts we do not acknowledge, and, as a result cannot learn to love, cannot heal. I wanted to make a video that contained all of these things—the love, the shadow, and the mark—and that’s what we tried to do here. 

Flock of Dimes’ “Head of Roses”which features “Two,” and “Price of Blue,” along with “Hard Way,” and “One More Hour,”  on April 2nd, 2021, and on LP April 30th, 2021. The album was produced by Nick Sanborn (Sylvan Esso) and Wasner at Betty’s in Chapel Hill, NC,

The album features appearances from guitarist Meg Duffy, Bon Iver’s Matt McCaughan, Wye Oak’s Andy Stack, and Landlady’s Adam Schatz. “Head of Roses” follows the release of Like So Much Desire, her acclaimed digital EP released June 2020  Head of Roses is now available for pre-order through Sub Pop. 

‘Price of Blue’ by Flock of Dimes from the album Head of Roses (Release Date: April 2, 2021 on Sub pop Records,

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