Sarah Blacker To Release 'Precious Little Things' This Spring
New England Music Awards Female Performer of the Year, Sarah Blacker announces the release of her new album, ‘Precious Little Things.” Sarah will be touring throughout the Northeast in celebration of this release.
The six song album was recorded during the winter of 2012 and was produced and by Sean McLaughlin (Elliot Smith, Marilyn Manson, Death Row Records). The record kicks of with “Perfectly Imperfect,” played on the ukulele and highlights Sarah’s light and jazz inflected vocals. “Shiver” is an ode to growing up and growing wiser and features Fleetwood Mac inspired harmonies during the chorus. “Revelry” begins with just Sarah’s voice over handclaps – which act as the main percussive rhythm for the song and the vocals for “Revelry” were done live and in one take.
Listen to ‘Precious Little Things’
Blacker and McLaughlin took an unconventional approach to recording ‘Precious Little Things.’ To get specific sounds, they miked instruments through a PVC pipe, they miked the wood on the studio's barriers to create more depth and resonance for the acoustic instruments and even used a fire extinguisher sign as a percussive instrument.
No Depression cheers, “Sarah Blacker is one of the brighter artists to grab our attention recently. With a revelatory vocal that veers from a child’s skittish enthusiasm to the essence of emotion, she’s equally adept when it comes to expressive melodies.”
The Philadelphia Local News raves, “Blacker is a talented singer-songwriter and guitarist from Boston. Her expressive voice and insightful lyrics have been known to have a therapeutic effect on adult listeners.”
Click here to watch Sarah’s Behind the Scenes short film on the making of the album.
Don’t Miss Sarah Blacker on Tour!
May 8th – Norey’s – Newport, RI
May 11th – Peas and Q’s Kids Music Concert – Bethlehem, PA
May 17th - Stone Church - Newmarket, NH w/ Will Dailey & Anna and the Diggs
May 24th - Steel City Coffeehouse (XPN Presents) - Phoenixville, PA w/ Suzie Brown
May 25th - World Café Live at the Queen - Wilmington, DE
June 21st - River Club Music Hall - Scituate, MA
July 12th - Radio Bean - Burlington, VT
July 13th - Brandon Music - Brandon, VT
August 22nd - Club Passim - Cambridge, MA
September 14th - Vanilla Bean Café - Pomfret, CT
September 21st - Bowery Electric - NYC