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Audrey Walsh, music minor, and her indie folk-rock band Hiding Places wrote and recorded their debut album, All at Once. Hiding Places is composed of Audrey, Nicholas Byrne, Henry Cutting and Anthony Cozzrelli, who all share writing and instrumentation responsibilities. Reflection, inquiry, and enthusiasm sits at the heart of the group; Hiding Places represents growth. The four-piece write of gratitude, presence, childhood, groundedness, and transformation in their songs. Sonic influences range from fresh sounds like Fleet Foxes or Big Thief to gen-x folk pop and slowcore classics like Arthur Russell, Elliott Smith, The Sundays, Mazzy Star, Sun Kil Moon, or Acetone.

All at Once, is described as a “scrapbook of fleeting adolescence workshopped into a decisive and cohesive indie folk masterpiece full of textured guitar and vulnerable confessions.” The record was recorded both remotely and in-person inside of an old commissary in Smithonia, GA.

Hiding Places members pose in a field at sunset.
Hiding Places (Photo courtesy of Audrey Walsh)


Sam Gatlin, music minor, and his band The Magnolias released their debut album An Exhibition this year with the help of recording engineer and former UNC music faculty member Jason Richmond.

Sam described the album, saying “Lyrically, this album has a large focus on the personal consequences of depression, as well as the ways it can affect people around you. There are songs about self-harm, depersonalization, suicidal thoughts, the memorialization of art, growing up, and more. We wanted the album to flow in such a way that it feels like a story more than just a collection of songs.”

The Magnolias in black and white
The Magnolias (Photo courtesy of Sam Gatlin.)