Album artwork for Sides by Lean Year

"We thought we'd do a concept album called Sides where we could reflect on all of the division in the world, and some in our own families, but then COVID transformed everything/everyone, and we suffered our own specific losses. The record became about loss and grief," Rex explains. "In this way, the title Sides was still appropriate: our individual grief and collective grief, the margins of before and after, the act and feeling of during and enduring. It felt like straddling a threshold between two opposing sides—the moment before conflict and the moment after it passes, life and death, the act of living and the memory of the act. Grief feels like a contention between what you knew and what you now know, and often both feel real and unreal at once.

Lean Year

Sides

Western Vinyl
Album artwork for Sides by Lean Year
LP

$22.99

Black
Released 09/02/2022Catalog Number

WV217lp

Album artwork for Sides by Lean Year
CD

$14.99

Released 09/02/2022Catalog Number

WV217cd

Usually dispatched in 5-10 days

Lean Year

Sides

Western Vinyl
Album artwork for Sides by Lean Year
LP

$22.99

Black
Released 09/02/2022Catalog Number

WV217lp

Album artwork for Sides by Lean Year
CD

$14.99

Released 09/02/2022Catalog Number

WV217cd

Usually dispatched in 5-10 days

"We thought we'd do a concept album called Sides where we could reflect on all of the division in the world, and some in our own families, but then COVID transformed everything/everyone, and we suffered our own specific losses. The record became about loss and grief," Rex explains. "In this way, the title Sides was still appropriate: our individual grief and collective grief, the margins of before and after, the act and feeling of during and enduring. It felt like straddling a threshold between two opposing sides—the moment before conflict and the moment after it passes, life and death, the act of living and the memory of the act. Grief feels like a contention between what you knew and what you now know, and often both feel real and unreal at once.