Helen – Violet


Helen, the Oregon-based dream-pop outfit fronted by Grouper‘s Liz Harris, release their debut album The Original Faces on September 4 through Kranky. The group which also features Eternal Tapestry’s Jed Bindeman and Scott Simmons originally put out two singles, Felt This Way and Dying All the Time back in 2013 but have not released anything since.

According to a press release, the band “originally started with the intention of being a thrash band, it turned into something else entirely. The Original Faces was recorded over a period of several years in Portland by the band members, their friends Nick, Chris and, largely, Justin Higgins. The record was written together, with some songs based on Liz and Scott’s demos.”

After announcing their debut album with the previous single Motorcycle, the band have released a ghostly new track this week entitled Violet.