“We Wave From Our Boats” By Mary Lattimore

"We Wave From Our Boats" by Mary Lattimore is Northern Transmissions Song of the Day. The track is off her LP Collected Pieces II, out 10/29
"We Wave From Our Boats" by Mary Lattimore is Northern Transmissions Song of the Day

Mary Lattimore will return with Collected Pieces II, on October 29th, 2021 via Ghostly International. Ahead of the album’s arrival, the multi-artist has shared the single “We Wave From Our Boats.”

The limited-edition cassette and digital release features new and previously unreleased material, Bandcamp-only singles, and other obscurities from her recent archives. Selections from both collections (CP I & II) make their vinyl debut in 2022. Lattimore has described the process of arranging these releases as akin to “opening a box filled with memories,” and here that box continues to populate, accessible for both the artist and fans. Evocative material separated by years, framed as a portrait of an instrumental storyteller who rarely pauses, recording and often sharing music as soon as it strikes her.

“We Wave From Our Boats” was improvised during the early days of lockdown in 2020, after Lattimore walked her neighbourhood. “I would just wave at neighbors I didn’t know in a gesture of solidarity and it reminded me of how you’re compelled to wave at people on the other boat when you’re on a boat yourself, or on a bridge or something. The pull to wave feels very innate and natural.” The heart of the track is a somber loop, over top which Lattimore’s synth notes ruminate, each a gentle shimmer of optimism in the most anxious and absurd of days.

Mary Lattimore
Collected Pieces II
track list
Ghostly International

A1./01. Mary, You Were Wrong
A2./02. For Scott Kelly, Returned To Earth
A3./03. Sleeping Deer
A4./04. We Wave From Our Boats
A5./05. Princess Nicotine
B1./06. Be My Four Eyes
B2./07. What The Living Do
B3./08. Pine Trees (Home Recording)
B4./09. Polly Of The Circus

Mary Lattimore
Live dates

09.23 Chicago,IL @ Plantasia @ Garfield Park Conservatory %
11.12 Los Angeles, CA @ Zebulon *
11.13 Palm Springs,CA @ The Alibi *
11.15 Phoenix,AZ @ Trunk Space w/ Karima Walker ^
11.17 San Antonio,TX @ The Lonesome Rose w/ Claire Rousay^
11.18 Austin,TX @ Kinda Tropical w/ Claire Rousay, Walt McClements
11.20 New Orleans,LA @ Gasa Gasa ^
11.21 Decatur,GA @ Eddie’s Attic ^
11.23 Nashville,TN @ The Blue Room at Third Man Records w/ William Tyler ^
11.24 Asheville,NC @ The Grey Eagle Tavern & Music Hall w/ William Tyler ^
11.26 Durham,NC @ Cat’s Cradle – Back Room w/ Walt McClements ~
11.27 Washington,DC @ Miracle Theater ~
11.29 Philadelphia,PA @ First Unitarian Church – Sanctuary ~
11.30 Brooklyn,NY @ Union Pool ~
12.01 Brooklyn,NY @ Union Pool ~
12.02 Brooklyn,NY @ Union Pool ~
12.03 Kingston,NY @ Tubby’s ~
12.05 Columbus,OH @ Wexner Center for the Arts ~
12.06 Chicago,IL @ Constellation ~
12.07 Chicago,IL @ Constellation ~
12.08 Milwaukee,WI @ Acme Records ~
12.09 Minneapolis,MN @ Icehouse ~
12.10 Iowa City,IA @ Englert Theater ~
12.11 Lawrence, KS @ Lied Center of Kansas~
12.12 Fayetteville,AR @ Clapp Auditorium – Mount Sequoyah~
12.14 Santa Fe,NM @ Meow Wolf ~
12.16 Tucson,AZ @ Club Congress w/ Karima Walker ~

% w/ Green-House, Sam Prekop, Claire Rousay + more
* w/ Emile Mosseri
~ w/ Ana Roxanne
^ w/ Walt McClements

Pre-order Collected Pieces II by Mary Lattimore HERE