Shaylee signs to Kill Rock Stars!
Shaylee is the songwriting project and avatar of Elle Archer, a multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter based in Portland, Oregon. Elle uses her music as a platform to explore her unique lived experience as a a queer trans person, with her songs functioning as diary entries that she crafts as a one-woman band. Having been making records at home for almost ten years, her arrangements bear the maturity of artists twice her age, recalling the intimate aesthetic of fellow Kill Rock Stars-signee Elliott Smith, as well as the synth-laden sounds that bands like Wilco and the Flaming Lips were exploring at the turn of the millenium. Wholly unique yet potently familiar, Shaylee is a project intended to showcase queer and trans excellence at its most honest and unflinching.
You heard the brilliant cover of Elliott Smith’s 'Alphabet Town' and now you can expect more music coming your way.
To celebrate National Coming Out Day, we share with you Shaylee Live @ Long Play Recording. Three different videos are featured and the playlist is available for you now.