This simple, self-released album was recorded in the Penington Friends House in New York City. Unmastered and recorded live, it is a minimalist expression of songs inspired by early years in the Bible belt and seedy adventures in the Northeast.
Lufthansa airlines featured the song "Scrape the Sky" on its inter-continental Americana program in 2008.
With songs that have been likened to the music of Devendra Banhart, Joanna Newsom, and Jean Ritchie, Alexa's music is a combination of her southern roots and her life in New York. Her banjo aches out hopeful refrains, melancholy and bright, and her lyrics are layered with a love of Dostoevsky, Milan Kundera, and all the dark and wayward characters along the way. It's a perfect album for rainy days, drinking tea, packing your apartment, leaving things behind, walking in the fall, and wandering.
All purchases starting October 2008 are going directly to funding the recording of her new album SPECK, to be released in spring 2009.