Well, we knew this was coming along soon enough: Via a press release just sent out today, Kirtland Records has formally announced a release date for new signee Sarah Jaffe's upcoming full-length debut, Suburban Nature.
Well, kinda. It's announced a month: May. So there you go.
But, oh wait, here's something we didn't necessarily expect: This week, the label's also releasing a single from the album for digital download. "Vulnerable," the first single from Suburban Nature (duh) is a song Jaffe's fans will recognize as a long staple from her live sets.
And, get this, the label's also releasing a (woah, really?) remixed Jaffe track for digital download this week, too. The story behind the remix is kind of cool: Courtesy of the UK's Working For A Nuclear Free City, it's a re-working of "Two Intangibles Cannot Be Had," from Jaffe's 2008 Even Born Again EP. Jaffe explains how it came together in the press release.
"I fell in love with this song of theirs, 'Quiet Place.' I randomly contacted them on MySpace and told them I was a new fan, loved their record, that whole business. I was really surprised to hear back from Phil asking if he could remix one of my songs, of course very willingly obliged."
Sounds pretty interesting. And, also interesting about the press release (which is posted in full after the jump)? The fact that the subject line for the presser calls Jaffe "Denton Texas' Next Big Thing."
Man, Denton's really everywhere these days, huh?
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Denton Texas' Next Big Thing - Sarah Jaffe - Announces Debut Full-Length Release - Suburban Nature - out May 2010 on Kirkland Records
Jaffe Currently on Sold-Out Tour of the
UKand Europewith Midlake
- Sarah Jaffe is thrilled to announce the upcoming release of her debut full-length album - Suburban Nature. Due out May 2010 on Kirkland Records, the album was produced by John Congleton (Polyphonic Spree, Explosions in the Sky) who also produced Sarah's debut EP - Even Born Again. The intensely intimate EP was released in August 2008 with limited distribution and earned Sarah a number of accolades including a feature on NPR's "Song of the Day" for the title track and saw her winning several awards at the 2008 Dallas Observer Music Awards: "Best Folk/Acoustic Act," "Best Female Vocalist," and "Best Solo Act." New York, NY
"The EP has a very stripped-down minimal vibe, it's an honest introduction. With Suburban Nature I wanted to stay true to what each song sounds like live, but add some layers." - Sarah Jaffe
Suburban Nature will be most people's introduction to this incredibly talented 23 year-old singer/songwriter from
. However, Sarah has been turning heads with her memorable live performances over the past couple of years. Currently on a sold out tour of the UK and Europe with fellow Dentonites Midlake, her performance at 2009's Austin City Limits Festival earned her a nod from Rolling Stone and a live show at Stubb's had the Austin Chronicle calling her "...a major new talent." Denton, TX
Listeners can get an early taste of Jaffe's expressive sound this week when the album's first single "Vulnerable" is released digitally along with a remix of "Two Intangibles Can't Be Had" - a song from her debut EP. The remix is courtesy of
's Working For A Nuclear Free City and when asked how the remix came about, Jaffe says "I fell in love with this song of theirs, ' Manchester Quiet Place.' I randomly contacted them on MySpace and told them I was a new fan, loved their record, that whole business. I was really surprised to hear back from Phil asking if he could remix one of my songs, of course very willingly obliged."
Sarah Jaffe will be returning to the
USlater this month and will be joining The Flaming Lips, Midlake, Health, Neon Indian and more at NX35 March 11-14 in Dentonand then heading to for this year's annual SXSW festival. For the most up-to-date tour information please go to www.myspace.com/sjaffe or www.sarahjaffe.com and look for her debut album Suburban Nature on Kirkland Records in May 2010. Austin, TX
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