Lean Year

Lean Year (Emilie Rex and Rick Alverson) is based in Richmond, Virginia.
Erik Hall lives in rural Michigan, where he records and co-produces the band’s records with Alverson.



Selected Press

A quietly devastating record.

  • MOJO
  • ...an impressive debut.

  • Pitchfork
  • Stunning… such beautiful atmosphere.

  • NPR Music
  • …gorgeously minimal slice of modern-folk.

  • For The Rabbits
  • Every note seems to have been dropped perfectly in place...

  • Austin Town Hall
  • ...stunning...a tender landscape of captivating intrigue...

  • Gold Flake Paint
  • …a gorgeous piece of ghostly folk-rock, like a flickering transmission coming through an old radio from a lost place and time.

  • Stereogum