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Santa Cruz shoegaze trio, Manorlady, share their latest single “Ready Go Fade Away premiering exclusively on Born Music. Shoegaze is no easy genre to dive into—if you don’t get it right, it just comes across as noise without real direction. Manorlady gets it right though. “Ready Go Fade Away” has a dreamy essence remniscent of the production on My Bloody Valentine’s ‘Loveless,’ delivering a transforming single that’s ageless.

Ready Go Fade Away” is the first single to be released from Manorlady’s forthcoming album, No Bitter Ends, due March 29th, 2019. 

Manorlady are a family band. Since 2009 Manorlady have made music inspired by the wide open spaces and fluorescent sunsets on which we were raised in the Mojave Desert of Eastern California.

Early stuff featured a lot of male/female harmonies, dense guitar/bass/keys textures, and huge Cocteau-style drum machines often complimented by live drumming. The debut full-length ‘Home’ was released in 2011; LP ‘Ego Oppressor’ was released in 2012; EP ‘Barely Not Dead’ was released in 2016.

Manorlady are currently a three-piece residing in Santa Cruz, CA. The harmonies are still here, backed by a tight and explosive guitar/bass/drums arrangement.


“No need to cite references or influences, what Manorlady does is throw it all in a cauldron and blast like a great guitar band knows how to do.” -Renato Malizia, The Blog That Celebrates Itself 

“Formed in 2009, Santa Cruz based noisy & melodious shoegaze trio, Manorlady have been creating and self-releasing some sonically astute soundscapes via a seriously addictive back catalogue that skips nonchalantly through shoegaze, dream pop, and alternative rock with relative ease.” Primal Music Blog

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