Your Friend announces debut album, Gumption, out on Domino Records in January

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Taryn Miller’s Jekyll/Hyde EP was one of the strongest local releases of 2013 — and it didn’t go unnoticed. In February 2014, Miller — who performs as Your Friend — was newly signed to indie powerhouse Domino Records, and the label re-released the EP for mass consumption on digital platforms (the vinyl followed in April). 

There is happy news for local music fans who have been wearing out those tracks, waiting for new magic from one of Lawrence’s most singular talents. Domino will release her debut full-length, Gumption, on January 29. When I spoke with Miller back in June, this is what she had to say about the then-untitled new album: 

It won’t be out for a while, but it’s almost done. I’m getting back final mixes, and I’m stoked. I can see the end of it coming — it’s going to come soon. We went into the studio at the end of March, beginning of April. We finished tracking on my birthday, actually, which is kind of funny. I turned 24 in New York and finished tracking a record — a little poetic, maybe.

Getting to work with [producer] Nicolas Vernhes [the War on Drugs, Deerhunter] was incredible. He’s become a favorite person of mine. There were days where he and I were in the studio alone for, like, 12 hours near the end. He was invested in making it something that he was really proud of, too, and there’s a lot of that. He allowed me the space to veer off in ways that I’ve wanted to, and I feel like I’m getting to make the record that I want to make. It’s so nice to have people believe in your ability and help you achieve what you wanted to do.

But it’s just the beginning, I feel, of a new thing. It’ll be the first full-length, which I’ve never done, and that alone was a challenge because it was the first one. I had to feel good about the songs and what it was gonna become as a whole because you’re tying in so many more tracks and ideas, and making it cohesive has been interesting.

You can pre-order Gumption here. And knock yourself out with “Heathering,” the lead single from the new album.

 
Miller does’t have any local shows announced yet, but we expect a big local celebration when the Gumption tour is announced. Bookmark her website for updates. 

See also:
Your Friend’s Taryn Miller finishes her album, heads to the Crossroads 
Lawrence’s Taryn Miller signs to Domino Records 
Domino Records to rerelease Lawrence act Your Friend’s debut, Jekyll/Hyde

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