Sarah June could make it as a singer,
guitarist, or songwriter; luckily for us she's all three. ~ Brian
John Mitchell, Silber Records
a brief history of Sarah June:
As a child, Sarah June avidly played piano
& guitar. She began writing songs as a young teen.
At 18 she dropped out of school to pursue music, playing live in Chicago
& Detroit before settling in San Francisco. Sarah June’s music
is largely inspired by the haunting images of urban wasteland of her youth
in Detroit. She records her songs alone in her apartment, being careful
to capture sincere & intimate recordings. Her signature sound
is a uniquely fragile & childlike voice, vivid storytelling in her
lyrics, & a classical/jazz inspired guitar style.
Sarah June’s sophomore album “In Black
Robes” is a fitting reply to her first release - more distinctly personal
& more intricate in musicianship. Her strangely fragile yet rich
voice floats over guitar that is hypnotically simple, yet unexpectedly
intricate. She effortlessly draws the listener in with visual &
metaphor-rich songs focused on unique & timeless themes of death, love,
& loss. Thirteen songs filled with ghosts & late-afternoon
sunlight. Moments of past lives & dreams captured in music.
|Sarah June Discography
June - Beneath Black Robes
MP3 EP 2011 | Silber 092
12 tracks, 31 minutes
zip file from Silber
collection of trip hop & shoegaze remixes of Sarah June songs.
Listen to Run Run
June - In Black Robes
CD 2010 | Silber 076
13 tracks, 39 minutes
$12 ($18 international, $5 download (256 kbps, ~98 megs))
She has a pretty pixie voice,
& she whispers & sings in tune, with a blend of seduction &
childish naivete - tone-wise, not lyric-wise, as her lyrics are efficient
& poetic. June accompanies herself simply at the acoustic guitar. Honest
& enjoyable. Some of these melodies will etch their path in my brain
after only two listens I’m sure.
~ Monsier Delire
Listen to the track Cowboy
June - This is My Letter to the World
CD 2008 | Hand/Eye 040
12 tracks, 35 minutes
The music in itself it is
rather simple in its making, an acoustic guitar and the female voice with
rather minimal keyboard accompaniments that adds a dreamlike atmosphere,
surreal and mysterious while the power of the music captivates the listener
not by force but by some sort of strange seduction and gentle invitation.
The work centres the compositions in the delicate flow of the voice, which
is utterly feminine in sonority, like the kind of singing a fairy could
do while in loneliness and melancholy.
~ Heathen Harvest
debut album from our friends at Hand/Eye that originally brought her to
Sarah June Links
Sarah June Website
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June on Reverbnation