|"Rusted Rail is delighted to release a new album from A Lilac Decline called 'Shelter from the Shadows' - available on CD in a lush 6-panel sleeve. Whilst there were flashes of electricity on her debut album, her second album for Rusted Rail finds A Lilac Decline going electric, Telecaster in hand. Having pretty much ditched the acoustic guitar that was so prominent on 'The Mountain Rages', her sophomore album 'Shelter from the Shadows' is shot through with glimmering and shimmering six string serenades, fuzzy melodies and chunky riffs. It’s not all sturm and strum though as her signature sound of fingerpicked guitar is still present, whilst some electronic elements have also crept in. A dusty banjo also rears it's head and labelmate Brian Kelly from So Cow plays drums on two songs. 'Shelter From The Shadows' is both a musical and sonic progression from her debut album. Plugged in and turned up, Danell overcomes any conventional wisdom regarding the 'difficult second album' as this release finds her exactly where she needs A Lilac Decline to be. Rural electrification has rarely sounded so sweet."
| "Inspired by early 90's indie rock, 'They'll Never Know' is the second single from A Lilac Decline's sophomore album
'Shelter from the Shadows' out this autumn on Rusted Rail. The song is about putting on a brave face to disguise inner turmoil, something
many of us are familiar with in these uncertain times. This infectious, grunge-inflected single features drums played by Brian Kelly of
buzzsaw-pop combo So Cow which add a defiant catharsis to the song's chorus - aptly showcasing the fuzzy melodies and chunky riffs
that feature on A Lilac Decline's not-so-difficult second album."
| "Rusted Rail is delighted to release the new digital single from A Lilac Decline, it's called 'Sunset Song'. The tune is a hazy, psychedelic song for the coming of summer is the first fruit from the not-so-difficult second A Lilac Decline album, 'Shelter From The Shadows',
which is currently being tweaked ahead of its release on Rusted Rail later on in 2020."
| Rusted Rail is pleased to announce the release of
"The Mountain Rages", the debut album by A Lilac Decline, the anagrammatic musical pseudonym of visual artist
Cecilia Danell. Originally from Sweden but resident in Ireland for over a decade, Danell is a member of fellow
Rusted Rail acts Cubs and Loner Deluxe. "The Mountain Rages" came together during sessions in the spring and
the wet summer of 2016, recorded via one microphone and a bunch of borrowed and found instruments, in an attic
room in Galway and during impromptu sessions in a remote cabin in Norway. Whilst sequestered in the Norwegian
cabin with no instruments to hand, Danell recorded two songs ("Winter Wanderer" and "Theremin Song") variously
on some empty vessels with a tablespoon and with an online digital Theremin piped through salvaged speakers -
see if you can spot these extreme home-recordings. Snatches of shortwave radio and field recordings also imbue
the sonic fabric of the album with a sense of wilderness. A Lilac Decline's dreamfolk is haunted by owls and
warmed by cracking cabin fireplaces which lends the album a rustic, handmade aesthetic. On a couple of tracks
waves of melody emerge from the fog of homemade shoegaze haze to bestow an ethereal aura upon this wood-wandering
forest folk music.
This album is a cassette release with a 4 panel colour sleeve and a download code.