Title: If You Cant Say Anything Nice
Artist: Mendelson, Leslie
Label: Royal Potato
Product Type: VINYL LP
Vinyl LP pressing. 2020 release. "The anger and depression got to me, and I couldn't hold it in anymore. So, I got into a room with my demons and we just hit record," shares indie singer-songwriter Leslie Mendelson. The resulting album, playfully titled, If You Can't Say Anything Nice..., is viscerally themed, imaginatively arranged, cinematically dynamic and textured, oozing raw elegance. Leslie has released two prior albums, including her Grammy Award-nominated debut, Swan Feathers, one EP, and three singles. Her first album exhibited a production sheen she opted to strip away on her sophomore album, Love & Murder. If You Can't Say Anything Nice..., is a gutsy album that splits the difference between her previous albums in terms of production, but also features some garage-rock bluster. For the album, Leslie worked with longtime co-writer and guitarist Steve McEwan who co-produced the album alongside bassist and engineer Lorenzo Wolff.