White, Emily Jane - Dark Undercoat

"Enormously urgent remastered, repackaged repress/reissue for this much buzzed about record that tragically went out of print just as demand was erupting. Includes lyrics & a bonus track. Armed with little more than an acoustic guitar and her fragile alto, San Francisco folk singer/songwriter Emily Jane White offers complex tales of melancholy and isolation. While comparisons to contemporaries like Cat Power and Hope Sandoval are frequent, Emily's music owes a clear debt to classic female jazz and blues singers such a Billie Holiday. The lead track "Bessie Smith" from her debut Dark Undercoat is an homage to the influential legend. Wild Tigers I Have Known, from Dark Undercoat, recently appeared on the soundtrack for the Cam Archer film of the same title (soundtrack on Durtro/Jnana) and Rolling Stone recently placed Emily in their top 5 Hot List in which they describe the aforementioned song as "melancholy as a rainbow glimpsed through the bars of a prison window."

"Dark Undercoat's sparse tracks unfold at a reflective pace, with White's plaintive croon draped over minimal guitar, piano and percussion arrangements."-Rolling Stone

"Dark Undercoat is a slow stunner."-Venus Zine

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