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Shannon Wright

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Atlanta, United States

Shannon Wright is a powerhouse singer-songwriter from Atlanta, Georgia.

She fronted the rocktrio Crowsdell in the 90’s, recording two albums. “Dreamette” and “In the curve of an arm”. Both featuring her intense writing, playing and singing.

From her earlier and more gentle work Flight Safety (1999), to the vocally aggressive Dyed in the Wool (2001), Shannon has done an amazing amount of growth as a singer, songwriter, pianist and guitar player, and her work on Over the Sun stands as a document of those fully realized capabilities. Recorded with Steve Albini in Chicago at the end of 2003, these songs sound enormous, and the immediacy of’ the recording puts the listener closer to her than ever before. Over the Sun pours out of the speakers like Shannon is playing right there in your living room, belting out these songs from 10 feet away. This time, Shannon truly captures the feeling of her electric live performances. She’s a frequent road warrior, playing shows everywhere from South Dakota to Brazil. Her live shows are emotionally charged, unbridled pieces of rock and roll, featuring Shannon’s trademark vocal howl and multi-instrumental palette. Most recently, Shannon was handpicked by Sleater-Kinney and Nick Cave to open some of their US tour dates.

Although they’ve been playing together for nearly two years now, Over The Sun is the first time Christina Files (Swirlies, Victory At Sea, Mary Timony) appears on a Shannon Wright recording. Christina lends her graceful drumming skills to the mix, creating an airy backdrop for Shannon to stretch out and play.

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  • tarinnlaffan

    Powerful !

    18 Apr 5:51pm Reply
  • eucaine

    I am blown away by her new album. Fucking incredible. Wow.

    3 Dec 2013 Reply
  • akzincke

    Another work of bleeding art

    12 Jul 2013 Reply
  • humpfree88

    just discovered here first album, amazed...where should i go from here?

    19 Jun 2013 Reply
  • HunterBjork

    new album is awesome!

    7 Jun 2013 Reply
  • StasLeo

    wow! for me - best music discovering in 2013

    13 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Pluton

    @sunheadbowed + 1

    4 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Gabriel_Opeth

    wow she's genius, I love her music so much!

    4 Apr 2013 Reply
  • sunheadbowed

    You don't understand her because you don't know her. Since when has nine songs or an instrumental intro (which it isn't, at all, since it features vocals) been a bad thing? The closer is a gorgeous harmonium piece, which is one of my favourites on the album; it isn't filler just because it's instrumental and short.

    15 Mar 2013 Reply
  • heads_bullet

    in film sound is by far her worst album, it is not even an album! just 9 songs and the opener is almost an instrumental intro, the last one is a filler, the rest is pedestrian and lacks so much inspiration. i'll never fully understand shannon, she is like one of the worst aknowledged artist i know considering she did brilliant stuff but is still quite out of the spot, however she never changed label to get better oportunities, never minded how underated she is over a decade of work. And this album is like "oh im out of money, ill record this set of half a dozen scrap songs to get some cash and that's it". I guess in the end the nihilism of her songs applies to herself as a person..... ^^'

    14 Mar 2013 Reply
  • 6nb

    new record "In Film Sound" coming in March!!

    13 Feb 2013 Reply
  • reanimathor81

    Shannon, I need you in Warsaw, Poland!

    5 Feb 2013 Reply
  • viciadoemarroz

    Her gig on ATP in december will stay in my memory for a long time.

    16 Dec 2012 Reply
  • sunheadbowed

    She is GREAT live!

    4 Dec 2012 Reply
  • sainbrol

    A Junior Hymn is great.

    5 Jul 2012 Reply
  • lucasnascimento

    Hello, I saw that we have some influences in common and would like to show my band: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5NHZTH_aRA

    21 Jun 2012 Reply
  • skunkworksrec

    Bravissima!!!

    16 May 2012 Reply
  • maxomatosis1

    I can't believe I never heard of her before... she's absolutely amazing.

    12 Feb 2012 Reply
  • tavitooo

    her voice is mistic

    11 Nov 2011 Reply
  • NINlife

    just started listening to her.

    19 Aug 2011 Reply
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