Label: Astral Editions
Preorder: Releases November 18, 2022
*Limited edition of 200 copies.* Sturdily rooted in Michigan but at home anywhere she steps, Shelley Salant is a wearer of many hats. Anyone who's worked in even the outer reaches of underground music and D.I.Y. culture in the last ten years has probably run into Shelley, maybe when she booked their band a show, or had them by the radio show she's done tirelessly for almost a decade or possibly when she passed through town playing with Tyvek, Chain & The Gang, The Vitas, Swimsuit or one of the many other groups she's been a part of over the years.
Even with a schedule completely devoted to the sacred spaces where punks come together, all of these projects are actually just wayward sidesteps from Salant's solo project Shells. While at first glance the project may seem like simple instrumental guitar meditations, the songs that evolve under the Shells moniker are the core of her artistic essence, saying more with less and evoking struggle, joy and a reach for understanding with simple lines. - Ginkgo Records
Recorded in authentic Ginkgophonic Sound in the backyard in Detroit, Michigan, September 2021.
Mastered by Mikey Young
Art by Dylan Marcus McConnell