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Will Sprott; Photo Credit: Shana Cleveland
Ten Fingers is the latest album by Los Angeles artist Will Sprott. It’s ten songs written during a period of his life where he was floating around the West Coast from Oakland, to Seattle, Portland, the Sierra Foothills, and on down to Los Angeles. The LP extends from the murk of human brain, reaching out and trying to touch reality. Ten Fingers was released via Burger Records and Sprott’s own label, Hairdo Records.
Sprott released his first solo album, Vortex Numbers, in 2015 and has been traveling nearly constantly ever since. Between tours behind his solo work, he’s also the keyboard player in Shannon and the Clams, bass player in Shana Cleveland and the Sandcastles, and road factotum of La Luz. Sprott gathered some friends in a basement on a couple separate occasions to record the songs he’d been stashing away in notebooks and phone recordings and the result is Ten Fingers.
Sprott divulges that, ““Alien Eye” was one of the last songs written for the record, after having landed in the giant city of Los Angeles, I became fascinated by the gashes of nature that cut through town here and there. I spent a lot of time wandering around in them and this song grew out of those experiences. The band for this one is me on guitars and vocals, Cody Blanchard on bass and vocals, and Kristian Garrard on drums and percussion. This video, which was directed by Ryan Daniel Browne, was filmed in Ernest E. Debs park on a hot fall evening with a bunch of friends helping out.”
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