“no roof no floor” by Scout Gillett
Singer/songwriter Scout Gillett has shared a live performance of “no roof no floor,” the title track of her debut album released last month via Captured Tracks. The video—which premiered earlier today, features El Kempner of Palehound (who plays on no roof no floor), and was filmed in a big wooden barn called The Chicken Shack in Stanfordville, NY (producer Nick Kinsey’s studio, where the album was originally recorded). It’s a stellar showcase of Scout’s signature, soaring vocals—she sails from a velvety, hushed whisper to dulcet spoken word to a cathartic belt with ease. Recorded upstate with the doors wide open, there’s a sense of spaciousness on no roof no floor befitting its title. “We did the vocal takes in the pitch black darkness of night in the country, void of light pollution,” Scout remembers. “I stared out at the stars through the open door as if singing to them.”
While “home” can be a tough thing for Scout to pinpoint, she found her place in Brooklyn’s DIY scene, playing in multiple live bands and even starting her own booking company to organize shows for other independent artists. Her intrepid nature results from a childhood spent running barefoot through rural Missouri and coming of age in Kansas City’s punk scene.
Scout Gillett 2022 Tour Dates
11/16 – Bloomington, IN – Orbit Room
11/17 – Kansas City, MO – Record Bar
11/19 – Chicago, IL – Color Club
11/20 – Detroit, MI – Outer Limits
12/7 – Joshua Tree, CA – The Firehouse
12/8 – Orange County, CA – The Continental Room
12/10 – San Diego, CA – The Tower Bar
12/11 – Los Angeles, CA – Zebulon
12/12 – Oakland, CA – Golden Bull
12/13 – Arcata, CA – Outer Space
12/14 – Eugene, OR – Sam Bond’s Garage
12/15 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
12/16 – Olympia, OR – Mahayana Studios
12/17 – Seattle, WA – The Vera Project
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