MUSICAL BRAIN SCAN SERIES: SHANNON LAY

Good Morning Keith musical brain scan series Shannon Lay playlist

Dear sixties souls, we're very thrilled to introduce you today the first Musical Brain Scan of 2022! We hope you had a groovy times with your family. For this first episode of the year we wanted to introduce you a musician that we've been listening in repeat these past few weeks: Shannon Lay.

She is an American folk and punk musician. She has been part of several musical project such as Feels and is also part of the Ty Segall's Freedom Band. But what caught attention is her last and fourth Album Geist which she describes in her own words:

"Geist feels like a window - or a mirror - into possibilities of the self and beyond. Shannon Lay’s new album is tender intensity, placeless and ethereal. It exists in the chasms of the present -- a world populated by shadow selves, spiritual awakenings, déjà vu, and past lives.

Lay tracked vocals and guitar at Jarvis Tavinere of Woods’s studio, then sent the songs out to multi-instrumentalists Ben Boye (Bonnie Prince Billy, Ty Segall) in Los Angeles and Devin Hoff (Sharon Van Etten, Cibo Matto) in New York; trusting their musical instincts and intuition. She then sent those recordings to Sofia Arreguin (Wand) and Aaron Otheim (Heatwarmer, Mega Bog) for additional keys, while Ty Segall contributed a guitar solo on “Shores.”

As a whole, Geist is both esoteric and accessible. There’s the concise, pared-back cover of Syd Barrett’s tilt-a-whirl-esque “Late Night,” while "Rare to Wake,” inspired by Dune, is existential and meditative, a circular guitar riff looping at the core of it. “Awaken and Allow,” is ancient-feeling and mainly a cappella, its melody channels her deep Irish roots, a moment of reflection, before a drop happens -- its intensity mirroring the anticipation and anxiety that come with taking the first step to accepting change for yourself." - Shannon Lay

We've asked Shannon for her musical brain scan, here it is:

Road - Nick Drake

I Miss You (Dobie Rub Part One) - Sunshine Mix - Björk, Dobie

Time - Richard Hell

Good Life  - Inner City

Tonight - Sibylle Baier

Tezeta - Mulatu Astatke

Friday - Pachyman

Foxy Lady - The Cure

Oh! Sweet Nuthin - The Velvet Underground

Your Phone's off the Hook, But You're Not - X

Silent Scream - Slayer

Inside Out - Britney Spears

Lost In Music - Sister Sledge

A Friend Like You - Tucker Zimmerman

(Sittin' On) the Dock of the Bay - Otis Redding

This playlist is also available on Spotify here

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Stay Trippy Little Hippies,

Good Morning Keith's team

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