Ruth Garbus announces new album 𝘼𝙡𝙞𝙫𝙚 𝙋𝙚𝙤𝙥𝙡𝙚 & shares singles "Mono No Aware" & "Healthy Gamer" 25 Jul 2023

On August 25, Orindal Records will release Alive People, a new album by Brattleboro, VT's one & only Ruth Garbus! Alive People is an elegant collection of misty pops, ballads, and self-help hymns interspersed with synth improvs and guitar gambols. You’ll hear Ruth Garbus’s melodious compositions floating through echoing Brattleboro alleyways, and land at Ten Forward with a small band of friends. Performed live with a studio audience like a ‘90s sitcom, but the ecstatic cheering is only a whisper in the strings.

Advance singles "Mono No Aware" & "Healthy Gamer" are now streaming everywhere & the rest of the album will follow on August 25. Pre-order your copy on cotton candy pink vinyl LP, classic black vinyl LP, compact disc or digital formats HERE.

“Vermont-based avant-folk songwriter Ruth Garbus returns today with news of her first full-length since 2019’s Kleinmeister: the spacious dual singles “Mono No Aware” and “Healthy Gamer” serve as the first taste of Alive People, scheduled to arrive August 25 on Orindal Records. Both tracks see minimal accompaniment behind Garbus’ lyrical meditations on angst and video games, respectively, the former a warm acoustic number featuring lower-octave harmonies from collaborator Julia Tadlock, the latter furnished only by warm, gentle keyboard and a minimal electronic drum beat.” - Flood Magazine

"Ruth Garbus has announced a new album, Alive People, the follow-up to 2019’s Kleinmeister. Garbus is sharing two tracks from it today, “Mono No Aware” and “Healthy Gamer” — both are mellow and wordy, as Garbus’ thoughts unspool around, respectively, a spindly guitar line and a plodding beat. Across six minutes, each are engaging and inquisitive." - Stereogum