Direct-To-Vinyl Live Session #527: Lia Menaker
Philly's Lia Menaker came to cut our 527th Direct-to-Vinyl Live Session on July 23rd! Her session was available exclusively via preorder, which has now closed.
Each of these 6 takes were cut directly to their own individual 7" vinyl record, and only one copy of each take exists in the world.
Our limited edition lathe cut record releases are made on a modified antique record cutting lathe from the 1950's. Each record is handmade, one at a time, in real time, by a real person.
With a voice described by critics as "soulful, haunting," "soothing and accessible", Lia Menaker has emerged onto the singer-songwriter scene as a soulful storyteller, infusing edgy poetry and a theatrical flair into a musical blend of pop, rock, and blue-eyed soul. Think Amy Winehouse meets Fiona Apple in an old cabaret club.
Menaker spent years singing and recording back-up and lead vocals for bands, performing with artists such as Jason Crosby (Jimmy Herring & The Invisible Whip) and rock band Broken Darling. She branched out as a solo artist with album Animal Behavior. Her vocals and songwriting have caught the eyes of critics, who called her an "undiscovered star," "blessed with both a reflective mind and a sense of theatricality".
Menaker toured the U.S in 2017 with her solo project - an electronic-infused take on her album Animal Behavior. She performed at South by Southwest 2018 and recently toured throughout the Midwest and South to promote new singles 'Push Pull' and 'Blood on My Hands'.