专辑名称：The Pirates Gospel
Alela Diane 的父母都是音乐家，她在父母的熏陶下从小就开始唱歌，学生时代也是学校唱诗班的一员，2003年她开始自学吉他，并且写了第一首歌，此次， Holocene Music发行了Alela Diane的首张专辑，此专辑有几首歌是Alela Diane在欧洲旅游时写下的，并且在她父亲的工作室录制。成熟的嗓音，吉他伴奏，整张专辑简洁但略显单薄。
Alela Diane Menig (b 1983, Nevada City, California) is an American singer and songwriter, who is associated with the psych folk and New Weird America musical genres.
She grew up singing with her musician parents and performing in the school choir. She taught herself guitar, and began writing songs which blend tense, trance-like arpeggios with warm vocals and meditative lyrics about family and nature. Her first recordings were self-released in 2003 as “Forest Parade”. Her first public appearances were at the invitation of fellow Nevada City native Joanna Newsom.
The songs for her next album, “The Pirate’s Gospel”, were written on a trip to Europe. They were recorded in her father’s studio and were initially again self-released in 2004, in paper and lace sleeves with hand lettering. The album was issued in revised form by Holocene Music in October 2006, and received widespread critical acclaim
A new song, "Dry Grass and Shadows", was issued on a compilation of Nevada City artists, and five more new songs were issued on a limited-edition 10” vinyl pressing, “Songs Whistled Through White Teeth”, released in the UK in October 2006.
Alela Diane has toured in the USA both solo and with Tom Brosseau and Lisa Germano, and has also opened for the Decemberists, Akron/Family and Vashti Bunyan. She will be performing in the UK in April 2007. According to a recent interview she intends releasing her second album later this year. She now lives in Portland, Oregon.
01. Third Feet
03. Pirate's Gospel
04. Foreign Tongue
05. Can You Blame the Sky?
06. Something Gone Awry
07. Pieces of String
08. Clickity Clack
09. Sister Self
10. Pigeon Song
11. Oh! My Mama