10 Songs, 36 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Some artists work best in collaboration with others who can give their work the perspective it needs. Ejecta is a project of Neon Indian’s Leanne Macomber and Tigercity’s Joel Ford. Having met on tour several years previous, the duo discovered they could make music together after Ford successfully reworked Macomber’s song “Silver” from a stack of her primitive demos. Ford’s way around a recording studio made him the perfect foil for a ghostly singer who wasn’t benefiting from her lo-fi beginnings. Ford handed her the music for “It’s Only Love,” and Macomber found the words to say what the notes were thinking. For two years, they compiled the works for this debut album, released on Ford's and coconspirator Patrick McDermott’s label Driftless Recordings. The album has a springlike tone, an ethereal sense of sounds opening up. “Mistress,” “Afraid of the Dark,” “Jeremiah,” and parts of “Small Town Girl” reach points of fleeting rapid-heartbeat satisfaction, and the remaining moments aim to replicate a slow-moving universe where there’s nothing but time to reflect on the sublime surroundings. 

EDITORS’ NOTES

Some artists work best in collaboration with others who can give their work the perspective it needs. Ejecta is a project of Neon Indian’s Leanne Macomber and Tigercity’s Joel Ford. Having met on tour several years previous, the duo discovered they could make music together after Ford successfully reworked Macomber’s song “Silver” from a stack of her primitive demos. Ford’s way around a recording studio made him the perfect foil for a ghostly singer who wasn’t benefiting from her lo-fi beginnings. Ford handed her the music for “It’s Only Love,” and Macomber found the words to say what the notes were thinking. For two years, they compiled the works for this debut album, released on Ford's and coconspirator Patrick McDermott’s label Driftless Recordings. The album has a springlike tone, an ethereal sense of sounds opening up. “Mistress,” “Afraid of the Dark,” “Jeremiah,” and parts of “Small Town Girl” reach points of fleeting rapid-heartbeat satisfaction, and the remaining moments aim to replicate a slow-moving universe where there’s nothing but time to reflect on the sublime surroundings. 

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About Young Ejecta

Originally known as Ejecta, Young Ejecta is the gauzy synth pop collaboration between Leanne Macomber and Joel Ford. Ford's other projects include Tigercity and Ford & Lopatin, as well as production work for Autre Ne Veut and Oneohtrix Point Never; Macomber has also worked with Neon Indian and is the driving force behind the cult dream pop act Fight Bite. Macomber and Ford first met and became friends while touring together in 2009, and eventually began working together in 2012. As they traded and refined each others' demos, the concept and character Ejecta -- an embodiment of universal longing and loss -- emerged. In 2013, the duo released its debut single, "Jeremiah (The Denier)," on Driftless Recordings, a label founded by Ford and Patrick McDermott. Later that year, the full-length Dominae arrived. In 2014, Macomber and Ford responded to a cease-and-desist order from the similarly named Irish DJ Ejeca by rechristening themselves Young Ejecta. Their first work under their new name was the mini-album The Planet, which arrived in early 2015. ~ Heather Phares

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