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video: Helen – Covered in Shade


Directed by Jamie Potter. "Covered in Shade" is taken from Helen's new LP the original faces (quickly becoming one of our favorite records of the year), out today on Kranky.

Liz Harris’ “pop group” Helen unveils another track: listen to “Violet”


Last month, Liz Harris of Grouper announced the debut LP from her "pop group" Helen, and unveiled the record's stellar lead single "Motorcycle", a track that we said at the time maintained "all the beautiful, delicate haze of a Dragging a Dead Deer Up a Hill-era Grouper song, before erupting into a glorious, blown-out fuzz-pop jam...

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Liz Harris’ pop group Helen announces debut LP the original faces, hear first single “Motorcycle”


In case you missed their excellent 7" single from a couple years back, Liz Harris of Grouper also plays in a "pop group" called Helen with some Portland friends (Jed Bindeman of Eternal Tapestry + Scott Simmons of Eat Skull)...

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video: Grouper – Made of Air

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mp3: new Grouper – Call Across Rooms


"Recorded pretty simply, with a portable 4-track, Sony stereo mic and an upright piano. When I wasnʼt recording songs I was hiking several miles to the beach. The path wound through the ruins of several old estates and a small village...

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Grouper announces new album Ruins


"The album is a document. A nod to that daily walk. Failed structures. Living in the remains of love. I left the songs the way they came (microwave beep from when power went out after a storm); I hope that the album bears some resemblance to the place that I was in...

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Helen (Liz Harris of Grouper) – “Felt This Way” / “Dying All The Time”


"I have been playing pop music with some friends and we made a 7". We're playing under the name Helen." -- Liz Harris of Grouper

Grab Helen's beautifully blown-out debut Felt This Way / Dying All the Time 7" single on iTunes...

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mp3: Grouper – Image Of True Death FACT mix


Download a somber, unsettlingly eerie new mix from Portland's Liz Harris for FACT, entitled Image Of True Death. No tracklist / more info here:

(81 mb)

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win Grouper’s limited/signed Repeating Patterns 2 print


Our friends at self-titled magazine have hooked us up with a copy of Liz Harris of Grouper's beautiful, extremely limited (100 prints), signed Repeating Patterns 2 print -- pictured above -- to give away to one of you...

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mp3: Grouper – “Vital”


"Vital" is one of the highlights from Grouper's achingly beautiful new release, an LP's worth of unreleased material that Liz Harris recorded around the same time as her 2008 classic Dragging A Dead Deer Up A Hill...

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