NEW ALBUM: LIZ PHAIR | SOBBERISH
Liz Phair has released her highly-anticipated album "Soberish" as it serves as Phair’s first album of new material in 11 years, following 2010’s "Funstyle." The new LP features previously shared tracks "Good Side," "Hey Lou," Spanish Doors," and the recently released track "In There." The record was produced by Phair’s longtime collaborator Brad Wood, who also worked on "Exile in Guyville," "Whip-Smart," and "whitechocolatespaceegg." “I found my inspiration for Soberish by delving into an early era of my music development, my art school years spent listening to Art Rock and New Wave music non-stop on my Walkman,” Phair said. “The English Beat, The Specials, Madness, R.E.M.’s "Automatic for the People," Yazoo, the Psychedelic Furs, Talking Heads, Velvet Underground, Laurie Anderson, and The Cars. The city came alive for me as a young person, the bands in my headphones lending me the courage to explore.” "Soberish" is very much informed by her musical roots of alt-rock college radio, and the 13 songs that make it up are familiar, breezing and jangling their way through insecurities and lovesickness.