The brainchild of Elle Archer, a Portland-based transfemme singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Shaylee’s new record The Life & Misadventures of Shaylee & Tarantula is a treasure trove of earworms, reflecting a pop sensibility that runs as deep as the record’s potent queerness. Completely self-produced and performed, Archer’s detailed arrangements bloom with flourishes of mellotron, melodic bass lines and raw, virtuosic guitar work that perfectly frame the emotional, thoughtful lyrics inside. For fans of (Sandy) Alex G, Elliott Smith and Against Me!, this is a record you don’t want to miss. The Life & Misadventures of Shaylee & Tarantula is out now.
Shaylee: "Find the Time"