Haley Heynderickx Named A Best New Artist of 2018 By Stereogum, Touring With Gregory Alan Isakov In November
Stereogum has today named Haley Heynderickx, following her breakout debut album I Need To Start A Garden, one of their "Best New Artists" of 2018 with Chris DeVille saying Heynderickx's "folk-rock songs sneak up on you with sudden bursts of beauty or intensity...one of this year's most assured new singer-songwriters." Haley Heynderickx will be joining Gregory Alan Isakov for a solo run through the midwest and up to Canada before capping the year off with a tour through central Europe. Heynderickx's Tiny Desk Concert was lauded by Bob Boilen, specifically speaking to Heynderickx's standout single "Oom Sha La La" with it's ruminations on "self-doubt and searching for life's meaning with its cathartic phrase "I need to start a garden"... [it] is a potent reminder to take action when life gets bewildering." Heynderickx was profiled by Rolling Stone who hailed her debut as a "sublime and intimate album", saying she has "accidentally gave us the war cry 2018 needed and met success she never expected".
November 2 - Omaha, NE - Sokol Auditorium*
November 4 - Des Moines, IA - Wooly's*
November 5 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue*
November 7 - Chicago, IL - The Vic Theatre*
November 8 - Toronto, ON - The Danforth Music Hall*
November 9 - L'Astral - Montreal, QC*
* w/ Gregory Alan Isakov
Seeing Haley Heynderickx live has been likened to "unknowingly see[ing] Jeff Buckley or Elliott Smith," while Stereogum's Tom Breihan praised Heynderickx and her debut album I Need to Start a Garden saying, "Heynderickx is the sort of virtuoso who puts her gifts toward making richer, more intricate, more deeply felt music". Pitchfork's Olivia Horn wrote that Heynderickx "turns her incisive gaze inward, writing from the feelings in her heart and the visions in her head." NPR Music wrote that her "voice can embody nervy intensity, caustic strangeness or cooing beauty" while Uncut Magazine mentioned that she "evokes the lyrical nature writing of Nick Drake or Vashti Bunyan" and Bandcamp's J. Edward Keyes included the album in their Best of Winter 2018 writing, "Heynderickx has built an album that is both profound and profoundly moving, an album that holds nothing back and invites the listener to do the same."
Mama Bird Recording Co. is a Portland, Ore. based record label committed to exceptional songcraft. Founded in 2011, their catalog includes acclaimed albums from Courtney Marie Andrews, Saintseneca, Izaak Opatz, Barna Howard, Matt Dorrien, Myriam Gendron and Vikesh Kapoor, among others.
I Need to Start a Garden Track Listing:
1. No Face
2. The Bug Collector
4. Worth It
5. Show You a Body
6. Untitled God Song
7. Oom Sha La La
8. Drinking Song