2016 release. Heroes Waking Up, Anna Tivel's third full-length album, is the result of a year spent living and writing in a friend's garage and on the road. The 11 song recording winds through a dusky darkness of hopeful strangers, shadowed struggle, quiet love, and flying dreams. Produced by guitar magician Austin Nevins (Josh Ritter, Anais Mitchell, The Mountain Goats), Tivel's faded-photographic songwriting swells above a soundscape carefully crafted by Nevins on guitar, lap steel, banjo, and pump organ. He is joined by Sam Howard on bass, Ian Krist on vibraphone, Robin Macmillan on percussion, and Jeffrey Martin and Moorea Masa singing harmonies. The final effect is a sweeping, dream-like exploration of Tivel's raw imagery and powerful storytelling.