lost between the cracks: Emily Sparks

Probably named after the Richard Buckner song is Emily Sparks, a female-fronted indie band from Austin.

Through a round-about set of circumstances I started listening to their myspace songs a few weeks ago and finally got their album, What Could Not Be Buried, over the weekend. It’s fragile-voiced acoustic indie singer songwriter stuff. Pretty simple and pretty great.

“I, Aquarius” is a nice finger-picked guitar song. The lead singer’s (Jet) voice is almost a whisper here. It’s got really nice space to the instrumentation while the vocals feel really intimate.

Emily Sparks – I, Aquarius (mp3)

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“Let It Show” is a similar song in instrumentation and general overall feel. It’s still really lovely. The whole album doesn’t stick to this same feel, but I decided to put up my two favorite tracks rather than making sure I showed the range of the album.

Emily Sparks – Let It Show (mp3)

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You can buy the album at amazon.



One Response to “lost between the cracks: Emily Sparks”

  1. matthew says:

    what could not be buried is an awesome album! it came out when she still lived here in providence…. an extremely shy lady (i aquarius originally came out on a benefit for a homeless shelter and she’s credited as being bridget on that one.) i was at her cd release party and sat like six feet away from her and couldn’t hear her singing. but what a good record!
    (although my favorite song of hers might be down in virginia, from the second volume of that same homeless shelter benefit….)

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