The Little Miss
I've spent the last four years in Los Angeles agonizing over every song I've released. And I've released a total of four. That's one a year. It's not like I'm not writing or performing the rest of the year, either -- it just takes me a long ass time to do anything.
With "Pollyanna," I wanted to embrace imperfection. Inspired by other artists who have adopted analog recording methods, I, too, wanted to try my hand at something that was never going to be perfect. Something you couldn't go back and overdub or edit.
To be more specific, these nine songs were recorded in the span of about two hours on a whirlwind trip up north to visit a friendly old time-y recording wizard named Jon and his genuinely whimsical collection of antique gear. Our car broke down two hours in, we almost didn't go, but hey, I made it back in time for work the next morning.
And so, "Pollyanna," worts and all, is my exercise in letting go. I've held onto the same collection of songs for nearly half a decade, and it is time to set them free. And you know what? I'm releasing them because I genuinely, and from the bottom of my heart, am simply longing to share them. I hope I can transport you to some made-up, sepia-toned time that never existed with cozy blankets, a fireplace and some cocoa in tow. Or, you know, something like that 😉
Los Angeles singer-songwriter Sean Fleming's dreamy Americana-Folk sound has graced many night clubs, campfires, and music festivals over the past five years. Fleming released Glow Worms fall of 2017, which was recorded with Israel Nash in the hill country near Austin, Texas. Joey McClellan (Elle King, BQNT, Midlake) has also lended his guitar chops on a handful of the songs. Since it's release, Glow Worms has drawn comparisons to acts such as Fleet Foxes, The War On Drugs & Lord Huron. Fleming is known for his sweet falsetto, sometimes raspy tenor vocals and the raw sincere energy he delivers on stage. Fleming captures a new Californian take on Cosmic American Folk Music. Glow Worms makes for a fine traveling companion- whether you are wandering through a vacant desert or careening down the coast in the sunshine.
Liv Slingerland is an alternative rock singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist based in Los Angeles, CA. In August 2017, Liv officially self-released her band’s first three singles, “Shouldn’t Bother,” "Hold On To," and "Come Back to Me," each co-produced by Scott Heiner. Slingerland’s music is influenced by catchy, guitar-driven rock and roll bands such as Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Chrissie Hynde and The Pretenders, Joan Jett and The Blackhearts, Nirvana, The Foo Fighters, Green Day, and The Killers. Over the past two years, Liv has been playing live with her band at Los Angeles venues such as the Hi Hat, Harvard and Stone, The Echo, and The Satellite, in addition to local festivals including Chinatown Summer Nights and Echo Park Rising, named the Best Music Festival by LA Weekly (2016).
Nick Flessa Band
Nick Flessa is an artist and musician based in Los Angeles. He is originally from Cincinnati, Ohio.