Pleased to announce “Pink City” the new LP by Jennifer Castle. Recorded throughout 2013 with longtime producing partners Jeff McMurrich and David Clarke, Castle spent the previous year touring North America behind her 2012 LP Castlemusic (including shows with Cass McCombs and Lower Dens). She entered the studio with a batch of material; not quite knowing what direction the songs would take. The results are a stirringly beautiful record every bit a step forward from its predecessor. The barer arrangements - oftentimes just piano, guitar and voice - highlighting just how good of a songwriter Castle is. There is some additional accompaniment: Owen Pallet provides string arrangements on a few tracks, the upbeat “Sparta” features a country-funk rhythm section while folk-singer Kath Bloom contributes wistful harmonica on the pining “Down River.”
WONDERING SOUND premiered the albums first single: http://www.wonderingsound.com/news/song-premiere-jennifer-castles-dreamy-troubled-nature/
Press for CASTLEMUSIC:
NPR’s WORLD CAFE: Up and Coming artist: http://www.npr.org/2012/03/19/148915114/jennifer-castle-on-world-cafe-next
THE BELIEVER: “She wanders like a pilgrim through the desert once crossed by Paula Frazer of Tarnation, Hope Sandoval of Mazzy Star, Julee Cruze, and maybe most of all, Kelly Hogan’s “(You Don’t Know) The First Thing About Blue.”... Castle reaches a pitch of mystical transport so gorgeously ethereal she seems to drift off into lands that don’t appear on any map.”
UNCUT: “The solo record proves to be something of a revelation… her sad-sweet voice quietly persuasive on an impressionistic spread of songs that nibble at the edges of rural folk yet occupy a place altogether less distinct.”
DUSTED: “A soft, caressing voice, working in a sort of altered country idiom, prone to eerie mountain vibratos and giddy octave-length jumps, accompanied by picked guitar and the occasional twang of pedal steel.”
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