Coming of Age

by Elizabeth Owens

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Under the Counter Tapes
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Under the Counter Tapes An apparently ambitious and personal work of progressive psychedelic folk rock (yep). Many of the arrangements here are flat out astounding. It's a lot to take in but absolutely worth digging in to, and supporting a good cause is certainly a nice bonus. Favorite track: Coming.
Tichounko
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Tichounko Such a great album! Stunning arranges and instrumentation, beautiful ideas, creeping gradation and gorgeous sound. This music has many more layers than it sounds like at the first listen. Love the disharmonic tones in some chords that make the songs stranger in a positive way. Truly a work of art. Favorite track: Be Better.
Spartan Jet-Plex
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Spartan Jet-Plex Liz makes truly beautiful music. This album takes you on a journey of self discovery through gorgeous psych folk sounds with jazzy guitar hooks & enchanting vocals. They are also an amazing talent & kind person. There are so many talented musicians & people who play & worked on this album to bring it to fruition. Check it out & support Liz & Grimalkin Records! GR is a label with a kind soul & core. Proceeds from cassette sales go to the Virginia Anti-Violence Project. Favorite track: I Long.
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    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

    Bonus items come with every purchase when you download Coming of Age:
    *Note from Elizabeth Owens
    *Coming of Age album notes
    *CD cover artwork (CDs for sale on Liz's Bandcamp)
    *Lyric Booklet (comes with CD you can purchase on Liz's Bandcamp)
    *Coming of Age Coloring Book (Hard copies available in care package bundle on Liz's Bandcamp)
    https://elizabethowens.bandcamp.com/
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  • Cassette + Digital Album

    Hand dubbed with love.

    Digital download of Coming of Age included with each cassette purchase, as well as:

    *Handwritten thank you note

    *a couple surprise stickers & pins from Grimalkin Records

    All proceeds from cassette sales benefit the Virginia Anti Violence Project.
    virginiaavp.org

    The Virginia Anti-Violence Project works to address and end violence, with a specific focus on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities across Virginia.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Coming of Age via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    State-of-the-art jewel case CD with lovely artwork by Elizabeth Owens and fold-out lyric sheet.
    All proceeds from this CD go to support Elizabeth directly.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Coming of Age via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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    Be Better pin comes with:

    * a download of the song "Be Better" by Elizabeth Owens
    *thank you note

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about

Grimalkin Records is honored to present our first physical release by Elizabeth Owens. They are a member of this collective and do much of the artwork and design for the label, as well as assisting in organizing local shows and events in RVA for the label.

Coming of Age is their debut album. They are a Richmond-based artist. Loosely held by a narrative fairy tale, the album follows the lone journey of a young princess who awakens from a deep slumber to discover she’s been trapped in tower for many years. Thirsty for meaning (and with the help of her past and future selves), the princess escapes the tower and journeys into the unknown to discover the truth about who she is and how and why she was locked away.

Composed, arranged and mixed by Owens, this dreamy psychedelic/folk-rock fairy tale is an intimate, autobiographical work. Home-video soundscapes offer cinematic glimpses into their emotional world, while sparkling (sometimes heavy) guitar lines paired with raw lyrics express slices of wisdom as bright melodic truths.

“My hope for this record has always been personal. Music is therapy for me, and spiritual growth, and I think these past two years a lot of my work has necessarily been about unlearning painful habits and myths and being really honest about what it takes to be and do better for the world. When you’ve been taught countless ways to hate yourself, the hardest thing to come to terms with is the understanding that forgiveness and self-compassion is key. Bravery and vulnerability are not mutually-exclusive; in fact, they really need each other. Princesses can be warriors (and witches!) and vice versa.”

Additional extras for this release are forthcoming and we will post them once they are completed!!!

You can also purchase a CD of this album along with other extras like a USB drive version of album with extras, handmade artwork/print, care package bundle which includes items like their beautiful coloring book, as well as other older releases of theirs directly at elizabethowens.bandcamp.com

You can read some beautiful reviews of this record. This one is by Savannah Davanzo with The Music Mermaid: www.themusicmermaid.com/home/richmond-singer-songwriter-elizabeth-owens-debut-album-coming-of-age

This thoughtful one from Liam Doyle of Various Small Flames:
varioussmallflames.co.uk/2018/09/18/elizabeth-owens-coming-of-age/

This wonderful one from Travis Shosa of Under the Counter Tapes can be found here:
underthecountertapes.com/2019/01/22/elizabeth-owens-coming-of-age/ and here on United Cassettes: unitedcassettes.com/review-elizabeth-owens-coming-of-age-grimalkin-records/

This beautiful one from Doug Nunnally of the Auricular in RVA:
www.theauricular.com/features/the-fabled-trouveur-exploring-the-visceral-musical-mind-of-elizabeth-owens/

Another kind interview from Indie Witches here:
www.indiewitches.net/blog/coming-of-age-by-elizabeth-owens

credits

released September 8, 2018

All songs composed, arranged, and mixed by Elizabeth Owens.
Elizabeth Owens: guitar, vocals, bowed psaltery, bass
Johnny Hargrove: guitar
Micah Barry: guitar and drums
Zachary Hanson: bass
James Gibian: drums
Dave Watkins: recording engineer

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