Work In Progress

Austin Music Minute

Work In Progress

Posted by on May 25, 2018

Some days are easier. Sometimes, it takes every fiber of one’s being to even rise out of bed. But facing and loving oneself remains a lifelong lesson painstakingly learned one – damn – day at a time.

There may be pain at the heart of Carry Illinois‘ new EP Work In Progress, but it’s an honest and open-hearted portrayal of the struggle with depression, one that vocalist and songwriter Lizzy Lehman knows well. However, the tone of the band’s latest work is far from hopelessness; it’s more a testament to the survivor’s experience of learning to accept, embrace and love oneself in an ongoing personal evolution.

Carry Illinois celebrates the release of Work In Progress with a show tonight at Cheer Up Charlie’s, 901 Red River. They share the bill with Middlespoon, ANDY and the mighty DJ GirlFriend spinning between band sets. Doors at 9:30 p.m. Very recommended.

-Photography by Pooneh Ghana.