Jaffe, Sarah / Suburban Nature
Album: Suburban Nature   Collection:General
Artist:Jaffe, Sarah   Added:Aug 2010
Label:Kirtland Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2011-05-21 Pull Date: 2011-07-23
Week Ending: Jun 5 May 29
Airplays: 3 5

Recent Airplay
1. Apr 04, 2022: Wee Animalcules (rebroadcast from Jun 3, 2011)
4. Jun 02, 2011: Daydream Disaster
Before You Go
2. Jun 26, 2021: Wee Animalcules (rebroadcast from Jun 3, 2011)
5. Jun 01, 2011: The Donner Party
Better Than Nothing, Summer Begs
3. Jun 03, 2011: Wee Animalcules
6. May 27, 2011: Wee Animalcules

Album Review
tina hanae
Reviewed 2011-05-08
Sarah Jaffe
Suburban Nature
Kirtland Records

Singer-songwriter from Texas, signed to Kirtland Records. She "shares the same dusky vocal tones as Lightning Dust's Amber Webber with a delivery wavering between hushed melancholy & a vigorous, nimble falsetto." Think Lou Barlow, Norah Jones, Midlake--all artists she's toured with. She writes "beautiful Appalachia melodies with country storytelling sensibilities." Think Feist. Think dark. Think honest. All sparse, simple, with acoustic guitar and vocals as the focus.
FCC: 10 Try: 3, 1, 4

*1) D, low-fi, deep wails & ballad, falsetto oohing, punctured by strumming
2) M-D, feist-ish "Brandy Alexander"
**3) M, Pop-folk-licious, catchy driving in the car with the wind blowing
*4) D, strings & low melancholy ballad with soaring vocals
5) D, whiny, acoustic hills, steady drums becomes softer
6) D, sparse, soft guitar, slow & strings
7) M, beautiful guitar, sweeps in later with strings
8) D, Pt. 1, sparse vox and guitar, really quiet, light plucking, like a live performance
9) D, Deep bass strings, eery haunted
10) FCC : spells out B-U-L-L S-H-I-T
11) D, sparse song with beautiful finger-picking guitar, singing into an empty cave, dark
12)U, train-rhythm guitar-strumming
13)U, thickly percussive song, a little bluegrass influence, very Feist!

--Tina Hanae

Track Listing
1. Before You Go   7. Summer Begs
2. Stay With Me   8. Pretender Pt. 1
3. Clementine   9. Pretender
4. Better Than Nothing   10. Luv
5. Vulnerable   11. Swelling
6. Wreaking Havoc   12. Watch Me Fall Apart
  13. Perfect Plan