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The Mourning Moon Hangs Quietly

by lauren.napier

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  • Cassette + Digital Album

    This bundle includes the cassette for The Mourning Moon Hands Quietly, as well as a handmade tea dish cast from resin that contains tea leaves, lavender, flowers, glitter, and other foraged items from PA artist Waxleaf's kitchen and garden. Also include two bags of tea mixed for this release, Black Rose Garden and Spiced Plum. This album was meant to be heard intimately, so get in your coziest chair, brew a cup of tea, and enjoy! Limited to 25.

    Includes unlimited streaming of The Mourning Moon Hangs Quietly via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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    edition of 25 

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  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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      $7 USD  or more

     

  • Cassette + Digital Album

    Features the full album on both sides for easy re-listening.

    Includes unlimited streaming of The Mourning Moon Hangs Quietly via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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      $8 USD or more 

     

  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    This bundle includes the download for The Mourning Moon Hands Quietly, as well as a handmade tea dish cast from resin that contains tea leaves, lavender, flowers, glitter, and other foraged items from PA artist Waxleaf's kitchen and garden. Also include two bags of tea mixed for this release, Black Rose Garden and Spiced Plum. This album was meant to be heard intimately, so get in your coziest chair, brew a cup of tea, and enjoy! Limited to 25.

    *This does not contain any physical medium for the music, it's simply called "other vinyl" because otherwise I can't include a download for the album!*

    Includes unlimited streaming of The Mourning Moon Hangs Quietly via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 5 days
    edition of 25  5 remaining

      $25 USD or more 

     

  • Full Digital Discography

    Get all 30 This & That Tapes releases available on Bandcamp and save 90%.

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of Moody Split, God Bless the Folk, Unreality, The War of the Robots (Unofficial Soundtrack), Winter at Home V.2, Winter at Home V.1, The Mourning Moon Hangs Quietly, Hit the Decks 2 Community Album, and 22 more. , and , .

    Purchasable with gift card

      $0.80 USD or more (90% OFF)

     

  • Limited Edition 5" Lathe Cut Disc
    Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    To celebrate lauren's new album, I'm also releasing a super limited 5" lathe cut disc of her winter song Call of the Snowfall, first heard on the 2020 compilation A Wintry Mix. These discs sound spectacular, and are cut in my home studio using a Gakken Toy Record Maker. Just a note, 5" discs won't play on every turntable, see the official listing for more information about the disc.

    Includes unlimited streaming of The Mourning Moon Hangs Quietly via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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about

Tacoma’s lauren.napier returns on Nov. 30th with The Mourning Moon Hangs Quietly, an acoustic interpretation of her early 2021 album Mourning Moon, recorded entirely in her bathtub in one take. The songs are punctuated by lauren reading her poetry. lauren’s music has been described as “gritty and elegant” by New Noise Magazine, and MusicMecca calls napier “a force to be reckoned with.” The Mourning Moon Hangs Quietly finds lauren more contemplative, speaking about song meanings and finding her way through the music piece by piece, the album culminates in an intimate and spare rendition of the album’s closer, “Put It On My Tab,” performed tenderly by cello, before lauren gives a powerful reading of her poems “Contingency Plans” and “What Was Given” as an epilogue to the album. Napier’s new album will be released via streaming, digital download, cassette, and as a bundle with a signature blend of tea and handmade resin tea dish from the Perkasie, PA, fine artist, Waxleaf.

TMMHQ is lauren’s most intimate album yet, and the warm recording will make it feel like you’re sitting in a cafe watching her live. Treat yourself to the bundle this winter, which comes with a handmade resin tea dish by the artist Waxleaf, composed of resin, tea leaves, lavender, glitter, and other foraged materials, and two complimentary bags of tea, one of herbal spiced plum, and one of black rose garden. Tea bundles are limited to 25, and come in a random variety of small or large dishes, clear or black. You can let me know in a note if you have a preference and I’ll try to accommodate.

All purchases come with a digital download of the album. As a special winter treat, add on a 5” lathe cut disc (limited to 15) of lauren’s beautiful, serene winter ballad, “Call of the Snowfall,” from 2020’s A Wintry Mix compilation.

*A Note on the Lathe Cut: 5” discs can’t be played on all turntables. Most tables with auto-return arms will attempt to return the arm before beginning to play the disc. Unfortunately, I can’t accept returns on discs that can’t play on your system! The discs are cut using a toy lathe cutter from Japan, so the quality can vary wildly. They’re extremely neat! To order one, choose your item and add to cart, then choose “Lathe Cut Add On” and add that to your cart.

credits

released November 30, 2021

written & recorded by lauren.napier
mixed & mastered by chris baldys

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