FREE SHIPPING On Orders Over $49*
Music > Vinyl > Lisa Hannigan - At Swim (Vinyl LP)
Click to Enlarge

Lisa Hannigan At Swim

(Vinyl LP)

23Reward Points
Add to Cart
Availability: Backordered
Item: LDH62419

Lisa Hannigan At Swim on Colored LP + Download

Third Album from Irish Singer-Songwriter Produced by The National's Aaron Dessner!

Irish singer-songwriter Lisa Hannigan's highly anticipated new album, At Swim, follows her stunning second outing, Passenger (2011). NPR Music hailed that "Prayer for the Dying," the first track to be revealed off At Swim, "showcases Hannigan's considerable gift for slow-burning melancholy. Setting her lustrous voice against a backdrop of piano, slide guitar and swooning backing vocals, the song sways sweetly for four and a half languid, hypnotic minutes."

After touring in support of Passenger for nearly two years, Hannigan began writing songs for her new record. Although she struggled to write new material while living in London, away from home and from what she describes as her "usual anchors and points of reference," Hannigan had a breakthrough when she got an email out of the blue from Aaron Dessner – guitarist in The National and producer of Dark Was the Night and records by Sharon Van Etten, This is the Kit and Frightened Rabbit among others.

Working with Dessner and rediscovering the collaborative spirit she'd missed in Dublin enabled Hannigan to see her life in London in a different light. Hannigan and Dessner (guitar) started recording the new record with Logan Coale (bass) and Ross Turner (drums) in rural Hudson, NY at Future Past Studio. In the weeks that followed, Dessner produced the record at his home studio. "He didn't want it to sound too pretty," Hannigan says. "He wanted it to have a texture rather than have big arcing melodies." At Swim is in part about homesickness and isolation as well as about love.

Read More Less
Related Videos
Music Direct - How We Pack Your Records
Music Direct - How We Pack Your Records
Music Direct - How to Clean Your Records
Music Direct - How to Clean Your Records
Read More Less
Related Articles

1. Fall
2. Prayer for the Dying
3. Snow
4. Lo
5. Undertow
6. Ora
7. We, the Drowned
8. Anahorish
9. Tender
10. Funeral Suit
11. Barton

Reviews (0)

You must logged in to ask a question, vote on a question, or answer a question. Click here to login.

Stay up-to-date on the latest and greatest in high-end audio


Check out the newest Music Direct catalogs

Learn More
Copyright © MusicDirect.com 2016. All Rights Reserved.