Luray is the project of Washington, D.C. singer, songwriter and banjo player Shannon Carey – sister to Sean Carey, whom you might know from Bon Iver. Possibly drawing its name from a town in the Shenandoah Valley famed for its geological attractions, Luray is very earthy and organic in sound, with spacious keyboard soundscapes and electronic pop undercurrents blending with warm vocals and acoustic instrumentation. Produced by Carey’s brother, and recorded with her husband Gabriel Wisniewski on guitar and her other brother Colin on drums, Luray’s debut The Wilder, self-released last week, recalls The Innocence Mission’s Glow, Sarah McLachlan’s Solace, and Bon Iver’s Blood Bank with maybe a touch of Grizzly Bear. The band performs in Philadelphia tomorrow night at The Tin Angel; tickets are available here. For today’s My Morning Download, we bring you the introspective title track; hear it below, and stream two other tracks from the album via Bandcamp.
Luray, Shannon Carey, Tin Angel