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A moment of “writing for fun”, cultivated solo artists Mishal Moore and Richard Cortez in becoming We are Baker. We Are Baker powerfully delivers their new single, MXCO/Orchid, in announcement of upcoming release.

Previously, We Are Baker released Prologue: The Farmer’s Daughter. The EP opens with Moore’s ethereal, bone-chilling, haunting voice. ‘Owl’ is a dark introspective on battling depression and emotional instability. The next three movements, are folklore-inspired storytellings of two star-crossed lovers. ‘The Farmer’s Daughter’, ‘The Band’ and ‘The Daughter’, evoke the spirit of traditional-folk and Americana. The project ends with the duo’s signature, “gin-house” blues anthem, ‘Hard Road, Good Living.’ While coming in just shy of 20 minutes, Prologue: The Farmer’s Daughter, will move you to play and experience it, over and over again.

dusty st. amand features richard cortez

photographer/videographer dusty st. amand (of messages and men: los angeles, out, grindr) exposes the honesty and vulnerability of his subjects in the in-between. in acknowledgment of the photo/observation medium, st. amand explores the gender expression of men by catching them with their guard down. richard cortez joins st. amand in his efforts by lending sparse haunting vocals to unexpected cover songs accompanying the stolen moments captured.

for more about dusty, visit www.suchdustyphotos.com or visit his instagram @dusterzdeux.

In one of these clips, artist Sam Waxman appears, muscled body at one point clothed, then in Papi-branded briefs, then wrapped in plastic wrap. All the while Richard Cortez strums his guitar in a soulful, moving take on Nine Inch Nails’ “Closer.”


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we are baker discography


From We Are Baker

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Prologue: The Farmer’s Daughter EP

From We Are Baker

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richard cortez discography





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