Over the past few years I've struck up a rather cordial correspondence with Miss Shevaughn and Yuma Wray, in spite of the fact that I've never seen them live. (They have a knack for playing in the most remote corners of Red Hook on the most inconvenient nights.) Yuma Wray's a hilarious guy, and Miss Shevaughn is full of life. I noticed a few months ago that the couple's internet presence dropped sharply. I didn't know what they were struggling through.
The good news is that Miss Shevaughn kicked cancer's ass (for now), the pair just got hitched on the 1st and their current tour is their honeymoon (adorbs), and they've released an astronomical second album.
You'd think they'd be running a victory lap. Instead, this album is all of the nastiness and sorrow and discomfort of the past year and -- yes -- hope and determination at the end (I wouldn't love it if it wasn't at least a little redeeming.) You can listen to the two lead singles below, but I urge you to preorder the album for Seven Dead Arson Records (though the site is blocked at work. I assume you can preorder it there.) The album comes out on the 25th.
As for that concert? I'll be seeing you at the Grand Victory with Miss Shevaughn and Yuma Wray and Uncle Leon and the Alibis on April 11. I've never actually stayed after a show and partied with the band, but it looks like that Friday is going to be as good a first time as I'm gonna get.
Miss Shevaughn & Yuma Wray -- Official, Facebook, Twitter, Buy We're From Here, Preorder Lean Into the Wind