Stay Lost is the second album from White Violet and the first one recorded outside the band’s home base of Athens, Georgia. The eleven songs were tracked in Kernersville, NC, with Scott Solter, a master engineer known for his work with the likes of Centro-Matic, Spoon, and Superchunk. Over the course of a few weeks, Nate Nelson (guitars/vocals), Vaughan Lamb (bass/vocals), Brad Morgan (Guitar) and Lemuel Hayes (drums), fully immersed themselves in the production of this record. There were no significant others to go home to after the session ended. No buddies to meet up with at the bar. No shitty jobs to worry about in the morning. Only a studio and plenty of time to find the right sounds. And it shows. Stay Lost is a huge step forward for the band. White Violet’s debut, Hiding, Mingling, was the brainchild of Nelson. The beautiful and mostly spare showing occupied the dark corners of the town in which he grew up. The occasional glimmer of a full-band sound demonstrated a penchant for breezy AM Gold. Promising live shows and a later single, “Autumn Grove,” pushed White Violet further out of the dim confines of Nelson’s bedroom and into the wide-open space they collectively explore throughout Stay Lost.