Shearer, who spent the last six years working with emotionally disturbed teenagers says, "The complications that come along with working in such an emotionally charged environment force you to think... sometimes it gives you amazing perspective and sometimes it shuts you off." Featuring guest performances by Adam Selzer (M.Ward, Norfolk and Western), Rachel Blumberg (M.Ward, Bright Eyes, The Decemberists, Norfolk and Western), and Nathan Delffs (The Shaky Hands) among others; La Lamentor was primarily recorded with close friend, and Demersville (2006) co-producer, Adam Selzer at Type Foundry studios. WEINLAND also collaborated with Dylan Magierek, proprietor of Badman Recording Co. (My Morning Jacket, Hayden, Mark Kozelek), hatching a plan to record full band songs with Selzer and hire Magierek to record and co-produce the band's more acoustic songs with the intention of giving the new recordings a greater depth.
A regularly contributing author to Willamette Week's Tour Diaries, WEINLAND recently recorded "Hey, Hey, What Can I Do" for a Led Zeppelin tribute LP alongside Laura Veirs and M.Ward. They also contributed a track to a live compilation from Portland's Mississippi Studios featuring Feist and Regina Spector. Both albums are set for release in 2008. With La Lamentor complete, Badman Recording Co. as a new home and a 2008 tour planned, a self-assured WEINLAND prepares to take on the next step when they release La Lamentor on March 4th, 2008. Resigning from his career in mental health to pursue the band's success full time, Shearer hopes his difficult experiences translate as the musical healing that aided in the record's manifestation.
Doug Fir Lounge
plus MATT SHEEHY & THE BELIEVERS
And JOHN VECCHIARELLI
Friday December 12, 2008
Doors 8pm, show 9pm / $12 advance/day of show