"The title of the album could just as easily be 'No Language Barrier,' because it shows ammons and a varied cast breaking through the walls that attempt to separate one musical style from another," says John Schaeffer of shirlette ammons' new full-length, Language Barrier. Featuring a wide range of guest vocalists, the album swings from hip-hop to rock, R&B, and chamber pop with a surprisingly cohesive result. It's out February 5 on Churchkey and SugarQube Records. Preorder HERE and stream in full via WNYC's Soundcheck HERE.
"Aviator" is the newest single from shirlette ammons' upcoming Language Barrier LP, featuring the gorgeous vocals of fellow NC musician Amelia Meath (Sylvan Esso, Mountain Man), and Stereogum has your premiere today! Check it out HERE and stream/share below.
"A slow-building drum beat is paired with matching space age synths, a ringing electric guitar, and lingering atmospheric sweeps for an irresistible groove shifting between genres. The outro even brings in a wonderfully cacophonous flourish of classical strings. Ammons and Meath come together for an insanely catchy harmony, utilizing the same cadence throughout the entire song."
"I wanted to do something that represented the anthemic vibe of the song, the sheer joy of it" says shirlette ammons of new video for "Earth Intro" off her upcoming Language Barrier LP. Check out the video below or where it premiered at Paste Magazine and snag the album preorder via Churchkey Records.
Mark your calendars for February 5, when Durham, NC poet/activist/musician shirlette ammons will see the release of her sophomore album, Language Barrier. But to hold you over, today we share the single featuring German rap queen sookee. Check out "Language Barrier Segue" below or via Culture Collide HERE.
Today, shirlette ammons will be performing new songs from her upcoming Language Barrier LP at Que Viva, the Churchkey Records day party at Hopscotch Festival in Raleigh, NC. Hand in hand with the live debut, Bitch Magazine premiered the first single from the record today. The track features guest vocals from The Indigo Girls and you can check it out below!