Briston Maroney is embarking on an intimate tour of record stores this fall, and The Record Exchange will host Briston’s Boise stop at 6pm Saturday, October 7. The event is presented by Record Store Day and 94.9FM The River. This is Briston’s only Boise performance this fall!
Maroney will perform a solo set and sign albums after the performance. Album purchase is required for admission. Wristbands with preorders of Ultrapure (out September 22 via Atlantic Records) are now available in person at The Record Exchange and online here. (If you purchase online, we will set aside a wristband for you to pick up.)
Ultrapure is Briston Maroney’s second full-length album, the follow-up to 2021’s Sunflower. Performed entirely by Maroney, it was recorded in Nashville with Daniel Tashian and Konrad Snyder.
Maroney says of the new album:
My favorite moments in the human experience are ones that you don’t even realize have started, but feel so deeply when you realize they’ve ended. I refer to these as ‘Ultrapure’ moments. This album was my humble, unqualified and earnest as hell attempt at sitting in those feelings until they had no choice but to burst out of my head. These songs are about a type of pain I hate and love, but mostly have a deep appreciation for.
Throughout the record I wanted to open a lot of doors, peek my head in, and reflect for a bit. For the first time I’m addressing both the pains of my childhood, and the love I have for my mother. Honoring this duality, “Delaware,” “Sunshine” and “Ultrapure” all touch on the defining moments of travel, danger and uncertainty I felt in my early life, while their titles reference some of the most beautiful memories I have. Writing about all of this was totally new for me, but these songs guided me so kindly to the moments like “Breathe,” “Chaos Party” and “Body,” where I was able to celebrate the lessons those early pains taught me.
There is so much beauty in this world – heart wrenching, belly laughing, breathtaking beauty. I’ve seen it up close, and I’ve seen it fade away. How are we supposed to keep up with this infinite beautiful cycle of being alive? This album helped me discover my answer to that question I’m perpetually asking. To strive to be ULTRAPURE. To strive to be fearless, open-hearted and unconcerned with the pain that loving the world and everyone in it can cause. To take the leap, laugh at yourself and want nothing but that beauty to be.
I hope this album reflects that pursuit, and eases anyone’s fears about needing to know everything. It certainly helped me. This album experience began and ended in what felt like an effortless blink of an eye, like a true ULTRAPURE moment would. I’m hoping it’s the beginning of many more to come.