In 2013, singer/songwriter Tyson Motsenbocker walked in the California coast — a nearly 600-mile trek that spanned 40 times — in storage of his mom, who had recently passed on. When he found its way to SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, he’d noticed and processed more than enough for his debut record. Years before, this year 2010, Motsenbocker released his initial EP, Until It Lands, a sensitive lo-fi collection that uncovered a heart-rending vulnerability, a knack for storytelling, and a vocal purity comparable to Sufjan Stevens, Conor Oberst, and Ben Gibbard. Following the discharge of his follow-up EP, Streams and Streets, he dropped his mom. On his trip, he rediscovered his spirituality and discovered some peace, which he poured into what would become his debut LP, Words to Shed Loves (Teeth & Toe nail). With plaintive piano, roomy atmosphere, and pastoral electric guitar to aid his reflective and melancholy lyrics, Motsenbocker matched his bittersweet music using a collection of brief stories released with the record, which was established for discharge in March 2016.