Lo-Fi Bedroom Folk artist Ira Lawrence and His Haunted Electric Mandolin has just released a new single. The song is called “All My Fake Friends” and it's off his new album,
MAPAGKAWANGGAWA, due out October 7th.
The album is sure to be a stellar example of this sort of modern pop-infused jangle folk. “All My Fake Friends” is a catchy tune, and you can check it out over on SoundCloud.
Ira Lawrence, playwright, inherited a haunted electric mandolin from his estranged mother in 2014. Since then, he's been making music with it. MAPAGKAWANGGAWA features only Lawrence's hazy vocals and sounds from his haunted electric mandolin. It's a bare-bones approach to folk and it feels as minimalist as you can get.
This is Lawrence's fist full-length release, after his EP, Elegant Freefall, which is available on his Bandcamp. Ira Lawrence is bringing his haunted electric mandolin on tour in September and October. Here are the upcoming dates!
9.15 Brooklyn, NY @ Friends & Lovers (MONDO)
9.18 New York, NY @ Pianos (MONDO)
9.24 Boston, MA @ House Show
10.13 Kansas City, KS @ Buffalo Room
10.17 Saint Louis, MO @ Foam