March 9, 2010

I wish my name was Clementine

Denton, TX's Sarah Jaffe is a singer/songwriter. She plays an acoustic guitar. But if you put on any one of her songs, everything becomes a little more complicated. There's a voice and a guitar, yes, but what comes out is an intricate layering of fast and slow builds, falsetto-driven plateaus and a powerful voice that can comfort one moment then haunt the next. On "Clementine"—off Jaffe's forthcoming Suburban Nature due May 18th—the singer and her band create a force of sound suspended in motion—a song where the word's are simultaneously understood and physically felt. And that's no easy feat.

Sarah Jaffe - "Clementine" (from Suburban Nature)

Sarah Jaffe

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