A.O. Gerber - Another Place To Need
- Old Blue
- In The Morning
- Full Bloom
- Tell Me
- Every Time
- All I’ve Known
Pressed on recycled 12" vinyl - various colours, exceptional sound quality.
Raised in the Pacific Northwest, Gerber studied piano, sang in choir in elementary school and began writing songs and teaching herself guitar at the age of twelve. Despite wanting to be a musician, she pursued other interests when arriving at college, studying Art History and Italian while playing in a band in her free time.
Two years in, Gerber realised she didn’t want a life in galleries or academia, so took time off from both studying and music to work on farms. She returned to school a couple of years later with a renewed dedication to music and spent her final years focused intently on composition and songwriting. It was during this time that her songwriting palette began to expand, drawing on the lush arrangements of classical, jazz and choral music and inspired by the convention-challenging principles of more experimental work.
The talented musician then became ingrained in the growing scene of Los Angeles-based indie artists and songwriters, following the likes of Phoebe Bridgers and The Wild Reeds, and regularly collaborating with fellow newcomers such as runnner, Sofia Wolfson and Bridgers’ guitarist Harrison Whitford.
One of the results of this journey is Another Place To Need; a stunning collection of thought-provoking songs which will appeal to fans of hand habits, Big Thief and the aforementioned Angel Olsen, all bolstered by majestic production work from Madeline Kenney, herself a brilliant artist in her own right and owner of Copper Mouth Records.
The A.O. Gerber story is just beginning and with Another Place To Need she is aligning herself as one of the most captivating indie newcomers to appear this year.