this is the story. of girl meets boy. of lily meeting the pearl.
on her 23rd birthday a songstress went out into the world. she danced with her friends and laughed and twirled. she was wearing boots. and a lace skirt. a boy approached her and asked about her dance moves. to be more precise, he commented on her Ashlee Simpson-esque appearance. She assumed he must have been talking about her beautifully spastic ho-down move she had been perfecting on the dance floor.
they spoke about music. they were both musicians. they thought maybe they would form an 80's cover band. he was a teenage rock star in the 80's. she was born in the 80's. it never happened.
so much time passed. they met again. she went to his show. they went to a tire park. they wrote each other letters. they wrote songs for each other. they produced song after song through email. back and forth.
they started playing in each others bands. she played bass in his band. he played anything she wanted him to in her band.
the girl released some albums. she'd let him play on some, but she held so tightly on to her music. she wouldn't let anyone else in.
finally one day she realized it was time. she brought a package of songs to the boy. written and ready to be watered. like seeds she handed them to him. she relaxed in the calm of letting go. she closed her eyes and listened to the music he added.
they spent hours making music. they played together. they fought together. they laughed. they banged on trash cans as drums and sang harmonies at 4 am.
they discovered the secret that was buried so deep.
together they could do anything.
Led by Annapolis songstress Laura Brino, Lily and the Pearl is indie folk rock at its best. The upcoming release 'Snowglobe' is full of the metaphorical lyrics breathy vocals that fans of Brino's first three albums are accustomed to. This time around, Brino has brought in multi instrumentalist Sean Jackson, who manages to add lush ambience with layered guitars, drums and bass. Although the album will be Laura's 4th release, this will be the first album under the new moniker. Expect to see Lily and the Pearl touring the East Coast this upcoming year.