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Shaylee Shares 'Audrey' + Transgender Day of Remembrance

November 20, 2020

In honor of Transgender Day of Remembrance, Shaylee shares 'Audrey,' accompanied with a music video and a b-side, 'Walking at the Ball.' The 7" is available for pre-order now. 
 
 
Stream them both, watch the video, and pre-order the 7inch. 
 
 

Both tracks reflect on trans lives lost. We acknowledge those lives with compassion and the will to continue to fight forward for human rights, awareness, and justice.
 
 
For the FLOOD Magazine premiere, Elle Archer of Shaylee says, "This is my attempt to extend a hand of solidarity to any and all of my trans siblings going through it right now, whether it’s the threat of transphobic violence or your own will to stick around diminishing, I’m here to say I get it, your feelings are real and valid, and you’re not alone.” 

NATIONAL COMING OUT DAY + KRS SIGNS SHAYLEE

October 11, 2020

Shaylee signs to Kill Rock Stars!
 
Shaylee is the songwriting project and avatar of Elle Archer, a multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter based in Portland, Oregon. Elle uses her music as a platform to explore her unique lived experience as a a queer trans person, with her songs functioning as diary entries that she crafts as a one-woman band. Having been making records at home for almost ten years, her arrangements bear the maturity of artists twice her age, recalling the intimate aesthetic of fellow Kill Rock Stars-signee Elliott Smith, as well as the synth-laden sounds that bands like Wilco and the Flaming Lips were exploring at the turn of the millenium. Wholly unique yet potently familiar, Shaylee is a project intended to showcase queer and trans excellence at its most honest and unflinching.
 
You heard the brilliant cover of Elliott Smith’s 'Alphabet Town' and now you can expect more music coming your way.  
To celebrate National Coming Out Day, we share with you Shaylee Live @ Long Play Recording. Three different videos are featured and the playlist is available for you now. 
 
Watch and listen.

SHAYLEE 'ALPHABET TOWN' - ELLIOTT SMITH COVER

August 14, 2020

'Alphabet Town' gets a brilliantly expansive take by Portland's Shaylee. It's available everywhere you enjoy music. 
 
Shaylee is the one-woman band project of Elle Archer, a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. 
 
 
"On its own, Elle’s version is an impressive rocker, but what’s fascinating is the way she is able to present Smith’s work in a whole new light that feels simultaneously faithful and totally different."-Glide Magazine Exclusive Premiere