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Herriot Row


  1. 1.
    Learning Not to Talk
  2. 2.
    Beautiful and Harmless
  3. 3.
    Song for a Shadow
  4. 4.
    Out of the Ordinary
  5. 5.
    Lesser Stars
Herriot Row is the new musical moniker of New Zealand singer-songwriter Simon Comber. His new album Lesser Stars was recorded in San Francisco with revered analogue producer John Vanderslice, known for his work with the Mountain Goats and Spoon.
Having previously released two albums (Pre-Pill Love, Endearance) and an E.P (The Right To Talk To Strangers) under his own name, Comber’s concise, articulate lyrical observations and penchant for alternate guitar tunings have drawn comparisons to such acclaimed artists as Bill Callahan, Joni Mitchell and Don McGlashan.
Alongside his releases, Comber has built up a reputation for captivating live performances, leading to a national tour with The Chills, Australian shows supporting The Verlaines, and a tour of America with indie rock icon Barbara Manning. Herriot Row most often performs as a trio, featuring Stuart Harwood (drums) and David Flyger (bass).
Lesser Stars finds Comber setting a wide range of poetic narratives to a vulnerable analogue recording aesthetic. John Vanderslice’s production brings the new album closer to the warmth and fragility of Herriot Row’s compelling live shows, ensuring Lesser Stars is the most fully realised set of songs Comber has yet offered up


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