Monday, September 22, 2014

Oh My...NEW Sarah Borrello - "Stories" via Soundcloud....and I Gloat a Little over Kongos...

So, I have said on more than one occasion that we don't (and can't) compete with other music blogs for being the "first" to discover artists.
Stereogum, Pitchfork, Consequence of Sound,  Some Kind of Awesome ,(and many others).....we can't beat them to the punch on a regular basis.
That being said, as someone who gets one of the biggest thrills in life with sharing something great with others who might enjoy it?
Sometimes we do.
....It's a pretty awesome feeling.
Even if you don't know it yet.

Less than a year ago I met a couple who saw Kongos play at a small club in Los Angeles.
I was bummed because I couldn't go and I knew it was probably going to be the last chance to see them in a small club.
Google them and see what the last few months have brought them.
We've been playing them for over two years.

Then there is Sarah Borrello.
I posted this on 4/06/12.
You can go through our archives and see how many times I have posted about her.

What first struck me was the power and soul of her voice. As she has matured (at an increasingly rapid rate) one of the things she is excelling at is being powerful while restraining the power of her voice. She has control of it. She can belt out a Zepplin tune, but she can also do what I am about to post a Soundcloud link to below.
Her lyrics are personal and can be as strong as her voice.
Yesterday's post was about much the same thing in regards to Norah Jones.
From a past email or two I know that Ms. Borrello is sensitive about new, rough demos so I am just going to direct you to her Souncloud link for the song.
I try not to gush too much about the things I nerd-out on but she is something special.
Whether she becomes a huge star or just keeps cranking out great music in relative obscurity, if you are music-lover, keep her on your radar.

Sarah Borrello- "Stories"

Part of me can't wait for a full studio-treatment....part of me thinks this is perfect just the way it is.
I am a sucker for studio background-noise....especially for the sound of a cord getting jacked-in at the beginning.


P.S. Kat, we still miss you every day.

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