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Emily Jane White


Country of origin:

U.S.

Type of music generally:

Moody, sometimes Gothic often bluesy folk/Americana

Status:

Most recent release, Blood/Lines (2013)

See also:

Emily Jane White's site

Emily Jane White's Facebook page

Wikipedia's entry on Emily Jane White

Comparisons:

Cat Power, Hope Sandoval

Covers/own material:

Own

General comments:

Dark and moody, blues-influenced folk/Americana, and yes with a Cat Power flavour. (Neile)

Recommended first album:

Dark Undercoat

Recordings:


Dark Undercoat

Release info:

2008—Talitres (France)/2009—Important Records (USA)

Availability:

See Emily Jane White's site

Ecto priority:

Highly recommended

Group members:

Emily Jane White

Guest artists:

John Coraouge—bass (1, 2, 7)
Ross Harris—drums (1, 2, 7)
Muir—cello (1, 3); bass (3, 5)
Shon Meckfessel—bass (4)
Steve Shadel—electric guitar (10)

Comments:

When people recommended Emily Jane White I went and listened to her MySpace samples and said, yeah, right, Cat Power. But oddly enough I kept listening to those samples enough that I said "yes, I understand why they liked her enough to recommend her—I have to buy that album", so I did, and now the songs are stuck in my head.
     I still hear the strong Cat Power influence, but that has faded as the strength of the album itself and especially the songwriting has gradually eclipsed it.
     It turned out to be one of my favourite discs of 2008. (Neile)

a bit like the album i always wished Cat Power would make...hauntingly beautiful. (gordodo@optonline.net)


Victorian America

Release info:

2009—Milan

Availability:

See Emily Jane White's site

Ecto priority:

Recommended

Group members:

Emily Jane White—vocals, guitar, piano, organ, percussion

Guest artists:

Jen Grady—cello, vocals
Carey Lamprecht—violin, vocals
Henry Nagle—electric guitar, pedal steel
Jake Mann—electric bass
Josh Fossgreen—upright bass
Ross Harris—drums

Produced by:

Emily Jane White and Wainwright Hewlett

Comments:

Sadly, this album is a touch disappointing after the wonderful Dark Undercoat. It's still a good album and quite likeable. It has a nice flow and sounds quite lovely, so it's hard to pin down exactly why for me it doesn't work. It just doesn't have the emotional punch or stand-out tracks as her debut for me. (Neile)

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