Published May 31, 2018Wallgrin, the moniker of Vancouver violinist and pop experimenter Tegan Wahlgren, has signed with Heavy Lark records with plans for a new album this summer. Ahead of its arrival, Exclaim! is proud to present the release's lead single.
Lush and densely layered, "Two-Mouthed Woman" is an excellent introduction to the artist, pairing her penchant for earworm melodies with a clear knack for arrangement.
The song will appear on Bird Alien, Wallgrin's debut album for Heavy Lark. The album was self-produced by Wallgrin throughout recording sessions in Vancouver, Berlin and a cabin on Vancouver Island.
Of the release, the label offered the following statement:
Interweaving legends and folklore amidst intricate harmonies and pop sensibilities, Wallgrin gives voice to the mythological beings that have long occupied the fringes of the cultural imagination. Bird/Alien explores the inner lives of the most sinister creatures of legends, embodying their anger, jubilation, sorrow and tenacity. Banshees scream over the murmurs of forgotten demigods; the cries of harpies cut through rich primeval hymns. The album depicts a deeply intimate look into these imagined lives, all while questioning the symbolism of gender in mythology and the expressions of femininity and masculinity in relation to power.
Bird Alien will arrive on July 6. You can find the tracklisting as well as Wallgrin's upcoming tour dates below.
1. O Harpy
3. Two-Mouthed Woman
4. Welter (interlude)
5. White Dress
6. River Valley
7. Banshee's Keen
8. Kiss Me In A Casket
9. Shadow Milk
10. Nave (interlude)
07/05 Vancouver, BC - Fox Cabaret
07/07 Vancouver, BC - Khatsahlano Festival
07/25: Victoria - Copper Owl
07/26: Gabriola Island, BC - The Hive Emporium
07/27: Nanaimo, BC - The White Room
08/03-06: Wells, BC - ArtsWells Festival