Wednesday, January 18, 2012 , Updated 2:40 p.m., April 16, 2012
UPDATED with video: Sarah Jaffe’s new disc The Body Wins drops April 24
Some of the songs from her last offering, The Way Sound Leaves a Room, will be on the new record, reimagined.
Almost two years ago, Denton singer/songwriter Sarah Jaffe released Suburban Nature, a folksy album that skyrocketed her to a national stage. Last fall, she debuted The Way Sound Leaves a Room, a "transition record" to tide her fans over between the blow-out Suburban Nature and her new release -- which we now know is called The Body Wins and will be available April 24 on Kirtland Records.
Some of the songs on The Body Wins are also on her tweenie EP, The Way Sound Leaves a Room. We said of the latter record, "It is a strong step towards an evolved electronic style for the folk singer without letting go of her vulnerable, tragic lines," and we're told that The Body Wins continues in that direction by focusing more on an electronic style than an acoustic one.
Just before the release, Jaffe is playing an impressive gig with Lyle Lovett, Lucinda Williams, Rhett Miller of the Old ‘97s, The Civil Wars, and more, on the Camayo Cruise in February. Other notable tour dates include a few gigs on the West Coast with Will Johnson (of Centro-matic), who is doing a Woody Guthrie tribute album you should read about. Jaffe is also playing SXSW in Austin in March. She doesn't have any North Texas dates on the books yet.
That last album, The Way Sound Leaves a Room, wasn't meant to be Jaffe's next big thing -- The Body Wins is. We'll report back when we get our hands on a copy.
Sarah Jaffe’s “Talk.” promo
UPDATE x2: NPR is streaming The Body Wins in its entirety.