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Girlyman, Supernova

Supernova, Girlyman’s fifth studio album, resonates with themes of uncertainty and transformation. “A supernova is a dying star,” explains bandmember Doris Muramatsu, who was diagnosed with leukemia in late 2010. “We didn’t know if we’d ever tour again.” But the album is not a dirge; instead, the band reaches, as always, for hope. As Slate magazine wrote, “Girlyman doesn’t wallow in such emotions; the band approaches them frankly, capturing, in a story or a surprising metaphor, a feeling you’ve had but never heard so well-expressed.” Mixed by Grammy Award winner Ben Wisch, Supernova features guest appearances by Indigo Girl Emily Saliers and others.

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