“These days it seems music is the only superpower I can count on to protect me from the threats that lurk within the complete unknown. If hope were a paper airplane and shot into the sky I grabbed it with my hands as it was floating by and unfolded the paper to absorb the contents inside. “Crazy Train” was scribbled at the top of the page and when I looked to see what the words were that were bleeding through from the other side of the paper “Holocene” was there sitting with her legs cross waiting to be sung. There was laughter in the room when the songs were made, tears being shed on the other sides of the walls, but I’m not going to sit here and pretend that I didn’t cry in the studio too. We’ve all needed a refuge this year, this is a glimpse into mine.” – Zella Day
Alaska Reid is releasing her Big Bunny EP this Friday December 11 on Terrible Records. Reid is best known for her band Alyeska. This new project is a personal collection recalling her time growing up in Montana, and her partial move to LA. Reid worked with Max Hershenow & A.G. Cook on this single “Warm.”
Alaska explains: “‘Warm’ is a retrospective about playing shows and hanging around LA in my late teens / early twenties and feeling pretty lonely within it all. The song spans Montana and Los Angeles – A. G. Cook and I recreated that in the video, going between the two, shooting at the beach and then in my hometown between the Yellowstone River & the train tracks.”
Reid’s lyrics have a vulnerable emotional to them. She is a combination of Weyes Blood meets Fiona Apple.
For the last eight years, Panache has hosted Valentine’s Day concerts across the country to raise money and awareness for Planned Parenthood. Earlier this year, The Village of Love Benefit Series raised over $40,000 through performances in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, and Miami. Now, Panache is thrilled to be joining forces with their friends at Like Management and Live.ly to organize Village of Love’s online debut.
This year’s event features Angel Olsen, Brittany Howard, Deep Sea Diver, Phoebe Bridgers, Kathleen Hanna, Margo Price, Soko, Weyes Blood and more. Tickets are only $15.