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Manorlady pays homage to Santa Cruz in gazey new single, “Slow Coast”

The three piece shoegaze fit from Santa Cruz,  Manorlady, are gracing us with “Slow Coast,” the second single to be released off their forthcoming album, No Bitter Ends.  The track is accompanied by a music video which features footage captured at a July 2018 show in Santa Cruz along the Slow Coast.

Slow Coast. It’s the name of the coastal area between Santa Cruz and San Francisco. An ideal place to spend a day and wish it would last a lifetime. It’s a nod to the slow paced, simple life on that stretch of coast. 

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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