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10 years of Father/Daughter - an interview and playlist with Tasha

Listen to Tasha's hand curated mix here!

Father/Daughter: How'd you first hear of / begin working with F/D?

Tasha: In 2017 I was asked to open up for Vagabon for a Pitchfork aftershow (quite honestly one of the most exciting and dreammaking moments of my life, to this day) and sweet, wonderful Jessi was there, and we exchanged information. We stayed in touch very casually for the next several months, and then she brought Tyler into our conversations to begin talking about the possibility of releasing something -- this was the end of 2017, early 2018. And now look at us!

While I’d entertained the idea of one-day releasing a record on a larger scale, or pursuing music more “seriously”, it was the enthusiastic interest from F/D that pushed me to develop my songwriting and musicianship and eventually write the songs that would become Alone At Last. While I’d like to think I would have found my way there no matter what, having Jessi and Tyler on my side to encourage me, and inspire me to make something I felt proud of was absolutely necessary for the life of this little album.

I certainly feel the age of these songs (and sometimes get embarrassed listening to them) but they do show me how far I’ve come as an artist in the time that has passed, and also what feelings haven’t changed at all. Am I a better songwriter than I was then? Sure. But do I also still praise a day spent alone in my bed over most anything else? Oh yes.

F/D: What were some inspirations for some of the songs on the record?

Tasha: Most obviously and famously, my bed. It was through that rest space, and everything I did in it (listening to moody music, writing and reading poems, dreaming, holding lovers) that these songs were born.

F/D: Any favorite F/D albums thus far?

Tasha: Vagabon’s Infinite Worlds is a forever favorite, as well as Swim Team by Christelle Bofale, Slop from Forth Wanderers, and Nnamdi’s DROOL (to name just a few).

F/D: Once touring becomes a thing again, who would you like to go on tour with?

Tasha: Everyone! Anyone! But I definitely dream of touring with Christelle Bofale (again), Vagabon, Julie Byrne, Emily Yacina, Moses Sumney, Angel Olsen, Lomelda, Faye Webster, Lala Lala, Chastity Belt....the list really does go on. There’s little I’ve missed more this year than playing music in a room full of people.

F/D: What've you been up to since the release of Alone at Last?

Tasha: Sleeping, reading, sitting in parks, writing (a little bit), drinking coffee, falling in love.

Save the date! Anjimile and Palehound are hanging on our Instagram Live next Wednesday, 10/14

Both Anjimile and Polyvinyl's own Palehound will be chatting it up next Wednesday, 10/14, on our Instagram Live. Tune in at 7pm EST to hear these two legends chat music, life and beyond. Make sure to follow us on Instagram @fatherdaughterrecs to be notified the second our favs hop online.

Save the event to your calendar here: http://fdrecords.co/live-anjimile-palehound

Save with on our multi-format 2018 Bundle until 10/8!

To celebrate our 10th anniversary, we're spotlighting all of these amazing records from the good ol' year of 2018. Save for the next week on records from Tasha, Pllush, Remember Sports and more! Nab 3 LPs for just $30 or 3 CDs for $15.

Get the bundle here!

10 years of Father/Daughter - an interview and playlist with Vagabon

Listen to Vagabon's hand curated mix here!

Father/Daughter: How'd you first hear of / begin working with F/D?
Vagabon: Back in 2015, i played the CMJ Father Daughter / Miscreant Records showcase at Palisades in Brooklyn and that is when i met Jessi. A year later when my album was done being recorded, I sent it to Jessi and she was interested in releasing it.

F/D: What were some inspirations for some of the songs on the record?

Vagabon: It was a record where i wrote songs very unabashedly to heal from what i was going through at the time - the inspiration was very much personal life.

F/D: How does where you live / where you're from affect your songwriting process?

Vagabon: I definitely feel like living in NYC and being a part of a indie/rock punk scene informed how "Infinite Worlds" came out. Part of its sound is attributed to working with the resources I had available but part of it was influenced by the music I would see live multiple times a week.

F/D: What was the recording process like? Any super memorable moments? Difficulties?

Vagabon: It was equal parts exciting and challenging. Adjusting to hearing my voice in headphones was not easy. Singing live was always where I felt more comfortable at the time but it was a process of discovery.

F/D: If you could go back in time and add one song to Infinite Worlds, what would you want it to be about?

Vagabon: I wouldn't add a song.

F/D: Any favorite F/D albums thus far?

Vagabon: Love Tasha's "Alone at Last", Christelle Bofale's " Swim Team", Esther Rose's "You Made it this Far".

F/D: Once touring becomes a thing again, who would you like to go on tour with?

Vagabon: Hm the list is long. Would love to visit the covid-cancelled tour with Brittany Howard, and too many more artists to count.

F/D: What've you been up to since?

Vagabon: Well since Infinite Worlds, I released my second album, Self Titled, and did a tour promoting it with Angel Olsen before the pandemic cancelled touring. Now i watch 90 day fiance and wear a mask.

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