Anna St Louis

First Songs

Woodsist

Released: 7th June 2019



Limited edition vinyl pressing of folk artist's debut cassette from 2017.

Despite her last name, Anna St. Louis was born and raised
in Kansas City. She grew up a painter and singing in punk
bands, eventually leaving her hometown to attend art school
in Philadelphia. After graduating she made the move to Los
Angeles where she began teaching herself guitar, writing
songs and recording them on her own in her bedroom. First
Songs is the sound of someone discovering their talent in
real time—a peak into the collage of a wonderful mind that
is absorbing their new surroundings and using new tools
to put them into the room. Listening to this collection you
can feel the sun coming in through the window—St. Louis
on the foot of the bed with a guitar on her knee, finding her
voice. She wears her influences well—think Patsy Cline
singing over John Fahey—but has a style all her own. And
while one can take the artist out of the midwest, one can’t
take the midwest out of the artist—so let this be known:
this is Midwestern music ran through a California filter.
Anna St. Louis will have many more releases in her lifetime,
but let it all begin here—First Songs.
“a low dangling cigarette of psychedelic folk.”
—NPR Music
“...gorgeous and smoldering”
—Pitchfork