Wednesday, October 10, 2007

MUSIC: Emily Jane White

For me, it's kind of hard to listen to SF singer/songwriter Emily Jane White without immediately recalling the work of Chan Marshall. However, due to the talent of EJW, she is able to stand comfortably on her own; she doesn't need to ride Ms. Marshall's coattails. By way of an introduction, check out this entry from the recently released Rolling Stone's Hot List:

"Thanks to Devendra Banhart, Joanna Newsom and a billion bearded dudes with guitars, California's new folk movement is already blowing up. But now Emily Jane White is bringing the darker side to that scene. The twenty-six-year-old Northern California native's debut CD comes alive with enough gothic imagery for an Edgar Allan Poe novel. On Dark Undercoat, White pierces her characters with bullets ("Two Shots to the Head"), sticks them with voodoo pins ("Hole in the Middle") and pushes them into blades ("Dagger"). The twist is that with her woeful delivery, the violence is more cathartic than cruel."

Here's a track off her new release Dark Undercoat, out November 6th on Double Negative Records. (My personal favorite is "Dagger", but they haven't released that to the public just yet!)

::: Emily Jane White - Hole In The Middle
::: Emily Jane White - Wild Tigers I Have Known

You can pre-order the album for only 10 bucks here.

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