Having guts always works out for me.
— Stefan Sagmeister

Shortly originated as a solo musical project belonging to Detroit native Alexandria Maniak. With roots in classical piano, years in punk, and an ear in pop, indie-acoustic, hardcore, and garage rock, Maniak’s music is a clash of many years of genre study and influence. The project’s debut EP, “Richmond”, is threaded by vulnerability and consequence, enlightened by circumstance, and curated by honest and earnest reflection.


In just over a year, Maniak has already shared stages with artists like Mitski, Title Fight, Jeff Rosenstock, Phoebe Bridgers, Half Waif, Tancred, and Mom Jeans. This fall, Shortly will be on the road with Mom. Jeans and Just Friends, and again, with The Wonder Years, Oso Oso, and Have Mercy.

Richmond can be streamed wherever you stream songs.