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Stream: Heather Maloney’s new album Making Me Break

on April 21, 2015, 2:00pm

Northampton, Massachusetts singer-songwriter Heather Maloney will release her latest album, Making Me Break, on April 28th via Signature Sound Records. In anticipation, it’s streaming in full below.

The 12-track effort follows up on Maloney’s 2013’s self-titled LP and is the third full-length in her catalog. Though she grew up on folk music, Maloney opted to study operatic and jazz vocals later in life. Before writing and recording her own music, however, she spent three years working at a meditation retreat where she would take vows of silence for seven to 10 days at a time. It was at a designated cottage on the property that she says she sang, cried, and began to write. Now she’s teaming up with producer Bill Reynolds (Band Of Horses, Calexico), a kindred spirit in her desire to meld “down to earth” folk with the “emotional ethers” of indie rock.

“Within 10 minutes of my first conversation with Bill, we were talking about how to make a record like a Rumi poem… Ecstatic and lush but utterly human,” Maloney says. “We went into the studio with the common vision of combining the big production value of indie rock with the vulnerability of a folk song.”

Pre-orders are ongoing.

Maloney will be touring in support of Making Me Break throughout the summer. Find her full itinerary beneath the album tracklist.

Making Me Break Tracklist:
01. Linger Longer
02. Otherwise
03. Word For Word
04. Involuntary
05. Making Me Break
06. Dandelion
07. Rather Be Free
08. Hey Serena
09. 1855
10. Oh, Hope, My Tired Friend
11. Day With You
12. Nightstand Drawer
13. Wrecking Ball (iTunes bonus)*
*Miley Cyrus cover

Heater Maloney 2015 Tour Dates:
04/23 — Collinsville, CT @ Bridge Street Live *
04/24 — Northampton, MA @ Academy of Music Theatre #
04/25 — Albany, NY @ The Linda *
04/29 — Hartford, CT @ Infinity Room ^
04/30 — Easton, MD @ Stolz Listening Room *
05/01 — Vienna, VA @ Jammin Java *
05/02 — Philadelphia, PA @ Tin Angel *
05/03 — New York, NY @ Joe’s Pub *
05/08 — Hudson, NY @ Club Helsinki *
05/09 — Fall River, MA @ Narrows Center for the Arts *
05/15 — Newmarket, NH @ The Stone Church *
05/16 — Portland, ME @ One Longfellow Square *
05/20 — Asbury Park, NJ @ The Saint
05/21 — Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Café *
05/22 — Thomas, WV @ The Purple Fiddle *
05/23 — New Hope, PA @ The New Hope Winery *
05/27 — Boston, MA @ The Sinclair $
05/28— Los Angeles, CA @ Hotel Cafe
05/29— San Francisco, CA @ The Independent (Opening for Frazey Ford)
06/06 — Bellows Falls, VT @ Roots on the River Festival

* = w/ Will Dailey
# = w/ The Suitcase Junket
^= w/ The Wailin’ Jennys
$ = A Special Evening with Liz Longley

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