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Unveiling the Unapologetic Sound of meg elsier's Debut Album "spittake"

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Rising indie-rock artist meg elsier unveils her eagerly awaited first album, spittake. The album blends grunge, contemporary pop, folk, and indie rock elements, showcasing Elsier's ability to create dynamic, versatile, and effortlessly catchy music. Across the album's 11 tracks, she delivers musings on love, death, nostalgia, youth, anxiety, depression, and everything in between with a uniquely self-deprecating touch.

 “The story isn’t necessarily linear,” Elsier explains. “But the main connection throughout is this unreliable narrator that you as a listener determine your view/trust of. They are incredibly inconsistent with their statements but I believe they think they’re telling the truth.”

All of the songs on spittake were exclusively written and demoed by Elsier over the past few years. She then worked with Nashville-based producer Ryan McFadden to bring the final product to life while still preserving the album's DIY ethos. The lowercase, uncapitalized song titles pay homage to the original demo names.

“The creation of spittake was the biggest and scariest thing that I’ve done,” she says. “It’s something I built up and something that seemed somewhat impossible to even imagine how to achieve. But it happened! Ryan McFadden and I made this record by getting to know each other’s intentions and taste, and just brain processes. To be honest, I don’t think I knew what the record meant to me/what I wanted to create until it was done. I know I wanted to record an album because I felt proud of these songs and I really was craving for people to hear them. What I really was searching for was an introduction as… meg. Not someone I’m mirroring, or someone I’ve been trying to become. Just who I am genuinely at this moment.”

Since her debut in 2023, Nashville-based singer and songwriter meg elsier has become one of the most exciting new voices in the indie-rock scene. She combines sweet vocals, lush melodies, grungy guitars, and impactful production, creating a unique sonic style. Her wit and self-awareness shine through in her lyrics, seamlessly blending with the ethereal shoegaze sound she creates.

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Upcoming Tour Dates:

July 18 - Nashville, TN @ Soft Junk (w/ Razor Braids & Baby Wave)

October 24 - Nashville, TN @ Bobby Rooftop (WNXP Backyard Sessions)

November 6 - Detroit, MI @ Lager House*

November 7 - Toronto, ON @ The Baby G*

November 8 - Montreal, QC @ Cabaret Foufounes* 

November 9 - Burlington, VT @ Radio Bean*

November 11 - Somerville, MA @ The Rockwell*

November 13 - Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda's*

November 14 - Brooklyn, NY @ Baby's All Right*

November 15 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Cafe*

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