Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Sarah June
In Black Robes (Silber)
release: February 16, 2010
sim: Cranes, Joanna Newsom, Cat Power
[rating: ****] The classical framework of Sarah June's guitar playing captures an uncommon style on the enchanting In Black Robes. Her reverbed, child-like vocals and dark lyrics cast light on the shadows of her days in Detroit. Though it's only her voice and a guitar (except for the jazz infused "Brand of Bitterness), June acheives haunting, un-ignorable pieces regarding the reaper, judgement day, skeletons and dreaming in black & white. There will be no talking when she's playing live. NONE! --Kenyon


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