Listen to Laura Jane Grace’s Surprise EP “At War with the Silverfish”

The new EP follows last year’s surprise album Stay Alive.

Laura Jane Grace made 2020 a little less horrible with the surprise release of her album Stay Alive. And it seems that wasn’t the end of her surprise musical output—today, she’s both announced and released an EP called At War with the Silverfish. The EP was partly recorded in Chicago at TinyQuietStudio and partly at Electric Eel in St. Louis. It was mixed by Devouring Mothers’ Marc Hudson.

At War with the Silverfish finds Grace indulging in round, acoustic compositions, which are both romantic and endearing. “C’mon and place your losing bets on my me,” closes out the campfire-folk opener “Three of Hearts.” On “Lola 13” she searches for a tempting one-of-a-kind love. Elsewhere she sings about disparate parts of Chicago and takes stock of the years gone by. “These are songs of late night madness and loneliness, orphan songs that came wandering in looking to feed like insects,” Grace said of the seven tracks in a press release.

“I’ve learned that if you share your experience with good intentions that the universe will always surprise you with abundant return,” she continued. “Every song is an act of faith; you don’t necessarily know why you’re singing it other than you know you’ve got to sing it.”

Listen to At War with the Silverfish below.

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