Mara Stusser

Mara Stusser

Well, Hell 

ALBUM STREAM | RELEASE DATE 2/9/18 | WEEKDAY RECORDS

Press

Noisey - "Lauren Ruth Ward attacks every show as though it might be her last. Lyrics tumble out of Ward’s mouth faster than her song’s often breakneck tempos, as if she’s daring them to keep up... all delivered in a sandpaper voice that can swoop from a Grace Slick warble to a Janis Joplin growl."

Nylon - "Lauren Ruth Ward Is What Happens When You Mix Florence Welch And Janis Joplin... Ward’s debut album, Well, Hell [is] a force not felt in the music scene since Lana Del Rey dropped 'Blue Jeans'."

Consequence of Sound - “A sound that marries the swagger of ‘70s rock with the sensitivity of modern folk. Her raspy, throaty vocals are the real showcase here”

The 405 - Zoë Elaine catches up with the force of nature known as Lauren Ruth Ward.

LA Times - "a powerhouse vocalist with a bluesy rasp that naturally recalls Janis Joplin... Ward's sound is at once very vintage and of-the-moment.... a crisp, post-punk sound with rootsy undertones that feels modern yet grounded."

LA Weekly - “...a '70s-Channeling Mix of Janis Joplin and Courtney Barnett”

IndieShuffle - “She hits the notes of an early '60s blues psych style with her distinct vocal sound, blending pop elements in to make something very much her own.”

PopDust - “Ward wrinkles her voice across paramount feelings like anguish, anger, vulnerability and ultimately strength.”

American Apparel X Lauren Ruth Ward Feature

PLAYLISTING

Spotify

Apple Music

  • New Releases, Italy (2/12/18)

iTunes

  • New Releases, Italy (2/12/18)

Tidal

  • New Albums, Italy (2/12/18)

Has Toured With

Shirley Manson, Jay Som, Soccer Mommy, Andrew Bird, Local Natives, LP, Nicole Atkins, Miya Folick, Mr. Hudson, Josiah, The Weeks.

Bio

Heralded by music critics as a cross between Janis Joplin, Florence Welch and Courtney Barnett, Lauren Ruth Ward is a force of nature. Hailing from Baltimore, Lauren  migrated to Los Angeles in 2015, where she quickly built a large and loyal local following in partnership with her guitarist and cowriter Eduardo Rivera. With her debut album, Well Hell, Lauren's arresting voice and her unique blend of 70s rock, glam and Americana has her poised to win audiences worldwide. Don't miss them @ the Troubador on March 29th.

SOCIAL

fan clubS

Lauren Ruth Ward has over 23,700 active fan club members in over 40 countries. 

RADIO

united states

ADDs

  • KAXE Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • WTMD Baltimore, MD
  • KCSN Los Angeles, CA

SPINS

  • WTMD Baltimore, MD
  • KCSN Los Angeles, CA
  • KLOS Los Angeles, CA
  • WYCE Grand Rapids, MI
  • WRFL Lexington, KY

OTHER

  • KCMP Minneapolis, MN
    • The Current "Sideways" Featured on #NewHot (2/26/18)
  • NACC TOP 200

        europe

        SWEDEN

        • PiteFM
        • Sverige Radio P3

        france

        • Radio Grenoble 
        • “Le Rock a Kiki” on Rockenfolie

        LUXEMBOURG

        • Radio 100.7 

       

      Tour Dates