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Listen to Wilsen’s delicate and melancholy “Align”

The Brooklyn trio’s new album, Ruiner, is out on Friday.

February 19, 2020

Brooklyn-based indie-folk trio Wilsen will release their new album, Ruiner, this Friday, February 21. It's a record defined by its restraint, each song seemingly bursting at its seems but never rising in volume above a heady but muffled swirl, always anchored by Tamsin Wilson's whisper-clear voice. Its latest single, premiering above, is "Align," one of the records most delicate songs. As Wilson explained in an email to The FADER, the song aims to investigate a destabilizing effects of unlikely connection.

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“'Align' is about the weight and occasional jolting effect of eye contact," she wrote. "That rare experience when connecting eyes throws you into a narrative. The song was arranged with drummer Gabe Smith who helped us trim the excess and stabilize dynamics. His involvement was crucial in our record-making process. We tracked the basics at Douglass Recordings and Johnny’s guitar overdubs at Black Lodge studio, using the original bedroom demo vocal percussion to kick off the song.”

Listen to "Align" at the top of the page, find all of Ruiner's details below, and check out Wilsen's tour dates in support of Poliça at the foot of the page.

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Listen to Wilsen’s delicate and melancholy “Align”

1. Ruiner
2. Align
3. Down
4. Wearing
5. YNTOO
6. Birds
7. Wedding
8. Birds II
9. Feeling Fancy
10. Fuse
11. Moon

Wilsen on tour with Poliça

February 21 - New York, NY - Rough Trade (Album Release Party)
March 19 - Madison, WI - High Noon Saloon
March 20 - Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall
March 21 - Detroit, MI - Deluxx Fluxx
March 23 - Toronto, ON - Horseshoe Tavern
March 24 - Montreal, QC - Bar le Ritz
March 25 - Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
March 27 - New York, NY - Webster Hall
March 28 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
March 29 - Washington, DC - 9 -30 Club
March 31 - Columbus, OH - The Basement
April 1 - St Louis, MO - Off Broadway
April 2 - Maquoketa, IA - Codfish Hollow Barn
April 10 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
April 16 - Seattle, WA - Neptune Theatre
April 17 - Vancouver, BC - Venue
April 18 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
April 20 - Sacramento, CA - Harlow's
April 21 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
April 22 - Los Angeles, CA - Teragram Ballroom
April 24 - Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom
April 25 - Albuquerque, NM - Sister
April 27 - Austin, TX - Scoot Inn
April 28 - Dallas, TX - Deep Ellum Art Co
April 29 - Oklahoma City, OK - 89th St
April 30 - Lawrence, KS - The Bottleneck
May 1 - Omaha, NE - Waiting Room
May 2 - Des Moines, IA - Vaudeville Mews

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Listen to Wilsen’s delicate and melancholy “Align”