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Shelby Earl in the Wall Street Journal

Check out today's print and/or online edition of the Wall Street Journal to read about rock musicians pairing up to make records. I'm super honored to be interviewed alongside Nikki Lane, Dan Auerbach and Jeff Tweedy! 

Photo by Steven Dewall, Sasquatch 2014


BIG NEWS! Spark and Shine Records is putting out the Swift Arrows LP (ON PINK VINYL + Digital Download w/ 2 PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED TRACKS!) on Jan. 21st, 2014! You can PRE-ORDER it now along with a special, limited-edition beanie cap! 

Also, if you'd like to make it a gift, we'll even send you a printable gift card in time for the holidays! 


-- Earl

Swift Arrows Press Round-up!

I'm happy to report that positive reviews are streaming in for the new record. I know, I know, I'm not supposed to read reviews or care what the critics say, but it's HARD not to. Mostly, I'm just happy that people are digging this music. It means a lot to me!

Seattle Met Magazine just named Swift Arrows "Album of the Month." Click on the pic to the left to read the full review.

To check out other recent reviews/articles, visit the PRESS page. 

Also, a BIG thanks to everyone who's bought the record so far.

Here's to Swift Arrows' glorious first week in the world! 

-- Shelby

It's National Release Day for Swift Arrows!!!

It's national release day for my sophomore solo album, Swift Arrows! JOY!!! 

You can STREAM THE WHOLE ALBUM FOR FREE (today only) and purchase a digital or physical copy at Bandcamp, CD Baby, Amazon or iTunes. If you're in Seattle you can pick up a copy at Sonic Boom, Easy Street, Everyday Music or Silver Platters

If you missed the release show last weekend, come by Sonic Boom Records, Ballard at 6pm TONIGHT to catch the encore show! 

Lastly, I really hope you enjoy the new tunes. 

-- Shelby

Making a Record with Damien Jurado!

(Pic of Damien and me on the 2nd day!)I've kept this news in my hat for a while now because Damien Jurado is blowing up (though to many of us he's always been HUGE) and I was terrified he was going to call me up and say "Bob Dylan is taking me on tour and I can't produce your record after all," but THANKS BE, the scheduling fates have aligned and we were able to start recording together this week (YAYAYAYAYAY!)! We are now just 4 1/2 days in to the process and it's already been a magical experience - for everyone involved. Damien is a wonderfully supportive, strong, and creative force in the studio, and I am growing immensely as an artist working with him. Songs are evolving, fears/insecurities are falling away, and I am becoming increasingly more and more excited about this collection of songs.

I'm so grateful.

I absolutely cannot WAIT to share the love and magic with you all! Here are a few shoddy iPhone pics from our time at Columbia City Theater this week. More pals are coming in next week to lend their respective talents to the project so stay tuned for news and updates!

(Me on my guitar/vocal recording perch!)

(The fabulous Ben Obee - aka "The Commander" - layin' down sick bass lines!)

(The brilliant and lovable Faustine Hudson tracking drums and looking *shockingly* like the Mona Lisa!)

(The fearless and talented Jacob James came in and SLAYED the piano on songs he hardly knew - it was insane!)

(Eric Howk, guitar maestro & Gary Mula, engineer extraordinaire - two GEMS of humanity!)

(The guitar slayers, Eric Howk and Ragan Crowe - aka "Howk & Crowe" - admiring their small arsenal of guitars and gear)

(Columbia City Theater, our recording home all week. What a beaute!)

-- Earl