With a special knack for balancing bright pop melodies with a drifting sense of melancholy, Los Angeles based Johanna Samuels’s ‘Excelsior!’ is a tender and honest document of the importance of companionship above all else.

‘Excelsior! was recorded mainly to tape in a small cabin in West Shokan in NY State, in the middle of the winter with her band and producer Sam Evian. The album is a gorgeous combination of vintage instrumentation, melodic hooks , Samuels’ elegant voice and vocal harmonies provided by friends Courtney Marie Andrews, Hannah Cohen, Lomelda’s Hannah Read, A.O. Gerber and Olivia Kaplan.

Release date 4th August 2021 (CDs late May 2021)

Vinyl is 180g heavyweight
Spot UV on front sleeve, outside folds on back
Digital download included

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