Heidi Alexander, who you may know from The Sandwitches or The Fresh & Onlys, has a solo project called Earth Girl Helen Brown, and she's got a new tape, Mercury, that is out now via Empty Cellar Records. It features a host of talented friends in pseudonym form: The Boogeyman (Emmett Kelly), Sunshine Lady (Sonny Smith), Loro Valiente (Tahlia Harbor), Ziggy Spec (Ty Segall), José Deseo (John Dwyer), L.F.F. (Tim Cohen), Jim Win (James Finch Jr.), the Former Future (Sean Smith), and Jasmine Ivanov (Jamin Barton). If you liked The Sandwitches' breezy, twangy style, you're going to like this, and you can stream the whole thing below. We've also got the premiere of the video for "Earth Elevator," directed by Ryan Browne, and you can watch that below as well.

All proceeds from the sale of the cassette and digital version goes to benefit 350.org, NDRC, and Stand-LA, which are committed to "the cessation of fossil fuel use, the protection of shared resources, and the preservation of physical health on Earth."

Earth Girl Helen Brown has a few live shows lined up, all of which are on the West Coast. All dates are listed below.

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Earth Girl Helen Brown - Mercury tracklist:
1. Fox Trot
2. Earth Elevator
3. Space Travel Is In My Blood
4. Set The Woods On Fire
5.The Other Man
6. Starlight

Earth Girl Helen Brown - 2017 Tour Dates
6/23 @ HM157 (LA) w/ Fancy Space People
6/25 @ Zebulon (LA) w/ Flat Worms & Mane
6/27 @ the Night Light (Oakland) w/ Grace Sings Sludge (record release) & Tim Cohen
6/29 @ Brick & Mortar (SF) w/ Muscle Drum & Carletta Sue Kay
7/9 @ Deathstock (Guerneville)