Is/Is are known for their driving, fuzzed-out garage tunes but here, on their latest release Shadow Days, the palette has shifted into hazy, late night loner jams steeped in reverb and a wistful melancholy. The group is comprised of two Sarahs, Rose & Nienaber, who recorded the album in Joshua Tree and at home in Minneapolis, finishing before their relocation to Portland, OR. As a duo with an evident psychic connection, these two craft a delicate, ethereal beauty that runs deep in Rose’s breathy vocals and Nienaber’s languid guitar work. Let its soft power flow over you and give you peace. Moon Glyph is pleased to unveil Shadow Days.
"...a lovely piece of work that resonates quietly in your head space. Give it time to work its magic, and you’ll come away wanting more."
- The Big Takeover
"Like a midnight wander through a moonlit forest, the shadowy garage folk pop of Portland duo Is/Is lingers in haunting echoes of its own reverberation..."
- The Wild Honey Pie
"Winters in Minneapolis, Joshua Tree demos, and making Portland, Oregon their new home; Shadow Days combines the experiences, emotions, and creative experiments that move souls and sound gently like chaft in the breeze, rolling in tumbles across state lines. "
released September 23, 2014
All songs by Sarah Rose and Sarah Nienaber
Recorded above Old Blackberry Way in Minneapolis, MN & Thunderbird Lodge in Joshua Tree, CA (track 4)
Mixed by Neil Weir
Mastered by Collin Gorman Weiland
Artwork by Steve Rosborough
Once again, all songs on this EP could be hit singles for almost any other band! That alone shows the talent and musical creativity Nick has in his head, and he somehow manages to arrange his ideas to form perfect melodies within the beautiful songs! One day there needs to be a 99MMFTS gatefold 2XLP or 3XLP album of the songs Nick chooses, and I would die a happy man! Charlie Mayer