Tuesday, April 22, 2008

My Brightest Diamond - "A Thousand Shark's Teeth"

Shara Worden and My Brightest Diamond will release their second album, "A Thousand Shark's Teeth" on June 17th, on Asthmatic Kitty Records. It is so refreshing when the sophomore release is just as good and/or improves on the debut. I would compare the sound of Shara's voice to Tori Amos channeling Jeff Buckley, and overall, the music sounds like a painting. There are so many carefully arranged layers of color with the unique instrumentation, all produced and arranged by Shara herself.
The opening track, "Inside A Boy", introduces the songs to come with it's icy guitar, fancy string arrangement and shuffling drum beat. And if lyrics like, "We are stars colliding, now we crash like lightening into love..." came from an Emo boy's mouth, we would roll our eyes...but delivered by Shara, it only adds to the beauty of the song. Check out the mp3 of "Inside A Boy" here: http://www.toolshed-media.com/ts/my-brightest-diamond-inside-a-boy.mp3 (right click to download)

Visit: http://www.asthmatickitty.com/ and http://www.mybrightestdiamond.com/
You can also listen to a podcast on NPR here: Podcast: WNYC Soundcheck (4/09/08)


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