Lerner just wrapped sessions for the follow-up (expected by early 2011) in Portland, Oregon, with Death Cab for Cutie's Chris Walla producing -- he handled the first album, too. The 23-year-old sent SPIN.com some of his favorite photos from the studio, and talked about making his second record.
"This is Chris Walla and I," says Lerner. "He produced and engineered this record. We had the most amazing time making this album. He is absolutely one of the most talented and fearless people I have the pleasure to know. I feel so incredibly lucky to be able to make records with him."
If you pay attention to the sort of media that reasonably expects its audience to scroll through a list of 300 albums, you already know the fetching story of Shamir Bailey. A 20-year-old, male-pronoun-approving, gender-fluid African-American who grew up in Vegas and played country music until enough bizzers told him they didn’t know how to… More »